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Rochdale 1-0 Chesterfield

Ian Henderson scored the only goal as Rochdale inflicted a fourth-straight League One defeat on Chesterfield.

In a first half of few chances, Peter Vincenti headed over for the hosts while the Spireites saw Gary Roberts' effort saved by Josh Lillis.

Dale went ahead when Michael Rose's free-kick found Henderson, who touched the ball under keeper Tommy Lee.

Caolan Lavery went close to finding an equaliser in added time but Lillis produced a fine stop.

Chesterfield dropped to 10th in the table but are only three points off the play-off places, while Rochdale are a point behind in 13th.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Chesterfield

"Some of the younger players and some of the older players, have run out of steam mentally.

"It happens to promoted sides, whether it's a Premier League or League One.

"It's very difficult maintaining the standard and you do sometimes get bad performances.

"At this time of the season, more so than any other time, it's about results."

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Cook on Rochdale v Chesterfield

"We didn't come under any great pressure today, it was a bit of a flat game.

"I actually felt first half we looked the better side. I felt we could go on and win but we're just not penetrating in that box.

"Whatever we're offering up at the minute doesn't seem to be enough."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6LancashireSubstituted forEasthamat 13'minutes
  • 22O'Connell
  • 33Kennedy
  • 26Logan
  • 12DawsonSubstituted forHéryat 45'minutesBooked at 54mins
  • 25Rose
  • 7Vincenti
  • 40Henderson
  • 39Bunney

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 14Héry
  • 21Musangu
  • 27Cannon
  • 31Bell

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 5Morsy
  • 4Hird
  • 6Carter
  • 24BanksSubstituted forDuffyat 83'minutes
  • 8RyanBooked at 80mins
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forLaveryat 80'minutes
  • 12Clucas
  • 9GnanduilletBooked at 73mins
  • 28AriyibiSubstituted forO'Sheaat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10O'Shea
  • 13Lavery
  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Duffy
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
2,967

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 0.

(Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Bastien Héry (Rochdale).

Mark Duffy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Rochdale).

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Ashley Carter (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Mark Duffy replaces Oliver Banks.

Joel Logan (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Caolan Lavery replaces Gary Roberts.

Booking

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Ashley Carter (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Gboly Ariyibi.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross.

Bastien Héry (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City31197558292964
2MK Dons32188666313562
3Swindon31176857342357
4Preston30168646281856
5Sheff Utd3014794335849
6Bradford3012994034645
7Doncaster31129103837145
8Fleetwood32128123233-144
9Oldham311110104144-343
10Chesterfield32119124444042
11Gillingham32119124649-342
12Port Vale32126144145-442
13Rochdale291251251401141
14Walsall311011103333041
15Peterborough32125153843-541
16Scunthorpe30117124346-340
17Notts County31108133339-638
18Barnsley31115154148-738
19Crewe32115163255-2338
20Colchester3297163953-1434
21Coventry31712123243-1133
22Crawley3289153456-2233
23Leyton Orient3188154148-732
24Yeovil3278172547-2229
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