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Rochdale 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Peter Vincenti
Peter Vincenti has previously played for Aldershot and Stevenage

Peter Vincenti's late strike helped Rochdale secure a hard-fought victory over Scunthorpe at Spotland.

In a tight first half, Tom Hooper nearly opened the scoring for the Iron but his driven shot was saved by keeper Josh Lillis.

After the visitors' Kevin Van Veen hit the crossbar, Joe Bunney's drive put the home side ahead.

Murray Wallace's header equalised for Scunthorpe but Vincenti rifled home to seal the win for Rochdale.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Scunthorpe

"I think performances get forgotten about. It was important that we responded as a team to last week (losing at Burton) because last week was a psychological disappointment in the manner that we didn't perform.

"If we perform well and we lose games, you remain confident.

"Last week we went too far away from our DNA and our template of the way we want to play, it's taken a lot of rescuing this week."

Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Robins on Rochdale v Scunthorpe United

"There was nothing in the game really between the two teams. I think we defended pretty well and they've defended pretty well and restricted play to the middle third of the pitch.

"We've hit the bar, we've had some good attempts on goal, we've scored a goal from a corner and we've done ok. It's come down to defending a cross in the final five minutes of the game which is disappointing.

"We've got to dust ourselves down, get on with things and prepare for the game next week away at Southend and can we get our first away win there."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonSubstituted forRaffertyat 74'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33Kennedy
  • 8Lund
  • 7Vincenti
  • 24Allen
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forAndrewat 56'minutes
  • 11Noble-LazarusSubstituted forBunneyat 60'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 18King
  • 23Wallace
  • 3Laird
  • 12BishopBooked at 51mins
  • 26NessSubstituted forSyersat 87'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 22HopperBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHendersonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 4McAllister
  • 8Syers
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
2,958

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack King.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. David Syers replaces Jamie Ness.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Kennedy with a cross.

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

Foul by Darius Henderson (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary McSheffrey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

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

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joseph Rafferty replaces Andrew Cannon because of an injury.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Kevin van Veen.

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Scunthorpe United 0. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Cannon.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darius Henderson (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Darius Henderson replaces Tom Hopper.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Donal McDermott.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

Booking

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8602106418
2Walsall8521145917
3Gillingham8521146817
4Coventry8512158716
5Rochdale8422115614
6Bury83411512313
7Wigan84131110113
8Sheff Utd74031211112
9Chesterfield83231211111
10Swindon83231313011
11Barnsley83231112-111
12Colchester82421316-310
13Millwall8314913-410
14Fleetwood8233121119
15Port Vale82339909
16Southend823378-19
17Bradford723279-29
18Peterborough82241213-18
19Shrewsbury822479-28
20Scunthorpe8224710-38
21Oldham8152711-48
22Doncaster814348-47
23Crewe8125815-75
24Blackpool8125615-95
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