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Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough United

Reuben Noble-Lazarus
Reuben Noble-Lazarus only scored two goals for Rochdale in the whole of last season

Rochdale beat Peterborough with goals either side of half-time from Callum Camps and Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Camps slotted home after Donal McDermott's pass fell to him to open the scoring early on.

Peterborough's best chances came before the break when Jon Taylor and Joe Gormley both tested the goalkeeper.

Dale secured the win when striker Ian Henderson found Reuben Noble-Lazarus who fired home as they beat the Posh for the first time since 2006.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Peterborough

"It's not a one game season by any stretch of the imagination and you don't know what to expect, but we've been preparing to play like that.

"I was pretty relaxed because I've got used to the fact it's a 46-game season no matter what happens on the first game.

"I'm really pleased with the performance but I'm really pleased with the lads, the fact that they're taking ownership of it now - I've got to trust my future in these players."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 33Kennedy
  • 4McNulty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 27Cannon
  • 24Allen
  • 28CampsSubstituted forRoseat 79'minutes
  • 7VincentiBooked at 90mins
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 67'minutes
  • 39BunneySubstituted forAndrewat 63'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 17Tanser
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 21Adebayo-Rowling
  • 5Zakuani
  • 17Davey
  • 3NtlheBooked at 44mins
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forAndersonat 76'minutes
  • 8Bostwick
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forCollisonat 79'minutes
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forCoulibalyat 84'minutes
  • 14Washington
  • 19Gormley

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 9Vassell
  • 16Beautyman
  • 20Anderson
  • 26Henry
  • 28Coulibaly
  • 31Collison
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,319

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Collison.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Souleymane Coulibaly replaces Marcus Maddison.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Michael Rose replaces Callum Camps.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jack Collison replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Attempt blocked. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Harry Anderson replaces Jon Taylor.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

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

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Kennedy.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Peterborough United 0. Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Donal McDermott.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Joe Bunney.

Attempt missed. Joe Gormley (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

Attempt missed. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tobi Adebayo-Rowling.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

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

Foul by Jon Taylor (Peterborough United).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tobi Adebayo-Rowling.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 1, Peterborough United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 1, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham11004043
2Swindon11004133
3Chesterfield11003123
4Coventry11002023
5Rochdale11002023
6Burton11002113
7Millwall11002113
8Blackpool10102201
9Colchester10102201
10Bury10101101
11Doncaster10101101
12Fleetwood10101101
13Oldham10101101
14Southend10101101
15Walsall10101101
16Crewe10100001
17Port Vale10100001
18Scunthorpe100112-10
19Shrewsbury100112-10
20Barnsley100113-20
21Peterborough100102-20
22Wigan100102-20
23Bradford100114-30
24Sheff Utd100104-40
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