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Blackpool 0-2 Rochdale

Rochdale continued their winning start to the season as second-half goals from Donal McDermott and Ian Henderson gave them victory at winless Blackpool.

McDermott opened the scoring with his second Dale goal, beating the offside trap before firing in from 15 yards.

An unmarked Mark Cullen headed wide 10 minutes from the end, with arguably Blackpool's best chance of a leveller.

Henderson wrapped up the win late on after racing on to a backwards header from Blackpool's Lloyd Jones.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Blackpool v Rochdale

"We don't look to deeply into historical facts. We're a reasonably happy squad, we're confident obviously with respect to the last two results that we've had this week.

"I though it was a very professional performance we stuck to a very similar side for as long as we possibly could, but, I think we picked up one or two niggles."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 23Letheren
  • 16Boyce
  • 5Robertson
  • 6Jones
  • 3Ferguson
  • 21Osayi-SamuelBooked at 23minsSubstituted forThomasat 62'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forOliverat 62'minutes
  • 11Cameron
  • 9Cullen
  • 10RedshawBooked at 20mins

Substitutes

  • 12Oliver
  • 13Boney
  • 15Aldred
  • 17Thomas
  • 18Dunne
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 24Higham

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 4McNulty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 33KennedySubstituted forRoseat 13'minutes
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 83'minutes
  • 24AllenBooked at 18mins
  • 7Vincenti
  • 39Bunney
  • 28CampsSubstituted forBennettat 59'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 17Tanser
  • 23Collis
  • 25Rose
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,076

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Rochdale 2.

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 0, Rochdale 2. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

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

Hand ball by Jack Redshaw (Blackpool).

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Attempt blocked. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. David Ferguson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Henry Cameron (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Connor Oliver replaces Jim McAlister.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kwame Thomas replaces Bright Samuel.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Callum Camps.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 0, Rochdale 1. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

goal

As It Stood

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1Coventry22006066
2Rochdale22004046
3Gillingham21105144
4Swindon21106334
5Walsall21103124
6Oldham21102114
7Scunthorpe21013213
8Chesterfield21013303
9Burton21012203
10Barnsley210123-13
11Peterborough210123-13
12Sheff Utd210124-23
13Millwall210125-33
14Bury20203302
15Port Vale20201102
16Doncaster10101101
17Colchester201134-11
18Shrewsbury201123-11
19Fleetwood201112-11
20Blackpool201124-21
21Southend201113-21
22Crewe201102-21
23Bradford201125-31
24Wigan100102-20
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