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Rochdale 1-0 Port Vale

Calvin Andrew's 95th-minute winner against his old club boosted Rochdale's League One play-off hopes as struggling Port Vale were condemned to their sixth straight defeat.

In a drab first half, Rochdale's Reuben Noble-Lazarus came closest to opening the scoring when he fired just wide.

Vale also went close when Chris Birchall shot wide after a fine move.

It looked to be heading for a goalless draw, but Andrew headed home Callum Camps' cross to win it.

Keith Hill's side move up to seventh, four points off the play-off places, while Vale drop to 16th, now just two points above the relegation places.

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Hill on Rochdale v Port Vale

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"That feeling, wow. You wait footballing careers for that type of feeling. As a manager, that's probably the best feeling I've tasted.

"The game was meandering, it was going nowhere and it wasn't a great spectacle - I thought it was 0-0 all over.

"It was just absolutely brilliant. The emotion at the end you can't bottle it. It drives you forward."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 19Jones
  • 27CannonSubstituted forCampsat 78'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 33Kennedy
  • 2Rafferty
  • 3Bennett
  • 25Rose
  • 7VincentiBooked at 90mins
  • 14HérySubstituted forAndrewat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Noble-LazarusSubstituted forLoganat 60'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Brandy
  • 20Barry-Murphy
  • 26Logan
  • 28Camps
  • 34Hooper

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 21Veseli
  • 4Robertson
  • 6DuffyBooked at 90mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forDanielat 76'minutes
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 17Brown
  • 20MarshallBooked at 90mins
  • 8Dodds
  • 11PopeSubstituted forWilliamsonat 48'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 15O'Connor
  • 25Coulibaly
  • 28Campion
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,948

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Port Vale 0.

Booking

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Port Vale 0. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Camps.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Louis Dodds.

Booking

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Booking

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from very close range is too high.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

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

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Tommy O'Sullivan (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Andrew Cannon.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Chris Birchall.

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

Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Logan (Rochdale).

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Brown (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Tommy O'Sullivan (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joel Logan replaces Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Bastien Héry.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

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

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City402510576354185
2Preston402311668333580
3MK Dons39219979403972
4Swindon382171065422370
5Sheff Utd4018101258451364
6Chesterfield41189146051963
7Rochdale401851766521459
8Fleetwood411611144544159
9Bradford401512135146557
10Peterborough41176184649-357
11Barnsley41168175457-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham411411165061-1153
14Gillingham411313155761-452
15Walsall401115143642-648
16Port Vale41146214959-1048
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry411114164455-1147
19Crawley411211184666-2047
20Leyton Orient401210185457-346
21Crewe41137213770-3346
22Notts County401112173952-1345
23Colchester40128205165-1444
24Yeovil4189243167-3633
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