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Rochdale 2-4 Swindon Town

Ben Gladwin
Swindon Town forward Ben Gladwin's hat-trick against Rochdale was the first of his career

Ben Gladwin's first-half hat-trick helped Swindon beat Rochdale and secure at least a play-off spot in League One.

Gladwin's left-footed strike opened the scoring, before Michael Smith fired home to double the Robins' advantage.

Gladwin turned in Jonathan Obika's flick on, and then powered in his third from the penalty spot shortly after.

Ian Henderson's penalty reduced the deficit after Andy Cannon was fouled, but Nathan Thompson's late own-goal was no more than a consolation for Dale.

Rochdale are now seven points behind Chesterfield in the final play-off spot, with only four games left to play.

Gladwin's hat-trick was completed after he fired home from the penalty spot in emphatic fashion after he was brought down by Rhys Bennett inside the box.

Sam Ricketts's foul on Cannon looked to have given Rochdale a route back into the game when the subsequent penalty was converted by Henderson, but Swindon's defence held firm after the break until Thompson turned into his own net deep into stoppage time.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 19Jones
  • 27Cannon
  • 5Eastham
  • 33Kennedy
  • 2Rafferty
  • 3BennettSubstituted forHéryat 76'minutes
  • 25RoseSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 45'minutes
  • 39Bunney
  • 24Allen
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forAndrewat 63'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 14Héry
  • 26Logan
  • 28Camps

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 5Stephens
  • 2Thompson
  • 36Ricketts
  • 3Byrne
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forSwiftat 71'minutes
  • 26Rodgers
  • 4Luongo
  • 15Toffolo
  • 9SmithSubstituted forHyltonat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williams
  • 14Swift
  • 18Barker
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Hylton
  • 37Belford
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,344

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Swindon Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Swindon Town 4.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Goal!

Own Goal by Nathan Thompson, Swindon Town. Rochdale 2, Swindon Town 4.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Swindon Town).

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

Booking

Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. John Swift (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Michael Smith.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Andy Williams replaces Jonathan Obika.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. John Swift replaces Ben Gladwin.

Attempt missed. Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Peter Vincenti.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

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

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Hand ball by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

Sam Ricketts (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 1, Swindon Town 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Michael Rose.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City432711586365092
2Preston422313671363582
3MK Dons422310984404479
4Swindon412371170472376
5Sheff Utd4319111363501368
6Chesterfield4319101467521567
7Rochdale421861869571260
8Fleetwood431611164548-359
9Barnsley431610175659-358
10Peterborough43177194751-458
11Bradford421512155153-257
12Doncaster421512155255-357
13Gillingham431414156063-356
14Oldham431413165364-1155
15Walsall421315144242054
16Coventry431215164656-1051
17Scunthorpe421312175566-1151
18Port Vale43148215060-1050
19Crewe43139213972-3348
20Leyton Orient421211195559-447
21Notts County421114174154-1347
22Crawley431211204773-2647
23Colchester42128225172-2144
24Yeovil43910243368-3537
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