League One
Rochdale1Leyton Orient0

Rochdale 1-0 Leyton Orient

Ian Henderson
Ian Henderson has scored 21 goals for Rochdale this season

Rochdale kept alive their slim League One play-off hopes and left Leyton Orient deep in relegation trouble by earning a narrow win at Spotland.

Top scorer Ian Henderson was the match winner - driving the ball into the top corner after Peter Vincenti cut the ball back in the 66th minute.

Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis had to save a Dean Cox volley and Nathan Clarke header as the visitors pressed.

But at the other end David Mooney nearly headed into his own net.

And late on Rochdale's Jamie Allen fired wide when clean through on goal while O's goalkeeper Alex Cisak saved from Calvin Andrew and Ashley Eastham.

Rochdale are five points behind sixth-placed Chesterfield with two matches of the season remaining.

Leyton Orient are two points shy of safety going into their last two games.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 6Lancashire
  • 5Eastham
  • 33KennedyBooked at 15mins
  • 27Cannon
  • 24AllenSubstituted forAndrewat 81'minutes
  • 3Bennett
  • 25Rose
  • 17Tanser
  • 7VincentiBooked at 74mins
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 26Logan
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney

Leyton Orient

  • 40Cisak
  • 2Omozusi
  • 6BaudryBooked at 72mins
  • 15Clarke
  • 12LowryBooked at 71mins
  • 34HedgesSubstituted forPritchardat 64'minutes
  • 17WrightSubstituted forJamesat 70'minutes
  • 20Bartley
  • 7CoxSubstituted forSimpsonat 77'minutes
  • 10MooneyBooked at 55mins
  • 23Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 8James
  • 11McAnuff
  • 14Batt
  • 18Pritchard
  • 27Simpson
  • 31Sargeant
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,914

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Leyton Orient 0.

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

Attempt saved. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Jamie Allen.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jay Simpson replaces Dean Cox.

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Booking

Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Lloyd James replaces Josh Wright.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Leyton Orient 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Peter Vincenti.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston442414676393786
3MK Dons442510993415285
4Swindon432381273512277
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale441961970581263
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Bradford441514155355-259
11Barnsley441611175760-359
12Peterborough44178194852-459
13Doncaster441513165258-658
14Walsall441317144646056
15Oldham441414165364-1156
16Scunthorpe441314175869-1153
17Coventry441216164656-1052
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient441211215666-1047
22Notts County441114194259-1747
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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