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Rochdale 3-2 Shrewsbury Town

Rochdale manager Keith Hill
Keith Hill's side held on to move up to fifth in League One

Rochdale were forced to hang on for victory against Shrewsbury Town at Spotland after racing into a 3-0 lead.

Peter Vincenti, an Ian Henderson penalty and Jamie Allen gave Dale the perfect start inside just 15 minutes.

Nat Knight-Percival then headed Shrewsbury back into things before James Collins rounded off an eventful first half from the penalty spot.

But Keith Hill's side stood firm amid continued second-half pressure to climb back into the League One top six.

Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We usually make good starts but we just couldn't get going. Rochdale were prepared to run harder for the first 20 minutes. Basic defensive errors in the box cost us goals and that's what lost us the game.

"At half time we had our tails up as we got back into the game but we couldn't capitalise on that momentum. It makes it even more frustrating that we had the whole of the second half and still couldn't find a goal.

"We don't get any points for the amount of attacks we had against Rochdale. The forwards and keeper were faultless for us but we've been punished for one or two errors."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonBooked at 10mins
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33KennedyBooked at 73mins
  • 2Rafferty
  • 7VincentiBooked at 86mins
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forBunneyat 74'minutes
  • 24AllenSubstituted forLundat 75'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 8Lund
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney

Shrewsbury

  • 21HalsteadBooked at 86mins
  • 2TootleBooked at 90mins
  • 15Ellis
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 85mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 17Ogogo
  • 11Kaikai
  • 29Cole
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forBarnettat 84'minutes
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forWhalleyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Black
  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 12Brown
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 33Rowley
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,190

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home20
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Booking

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Mark Halstead (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jordan Clark.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces James Collins.

Foul by Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matthew Lund replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Donal McDermott.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Booking

Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

Donal McDermott (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Donal McDermott.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712127522
2Walsall106311661021
3Gillingham106221991020
4Bury105412015519
5Rochdale105231510517
6Sheff Utd105231714317
7Coventry95131610616
8Colchester104421717016
9Wigan104331413115
10Southend104331110115
11Barnsley94231312114
12Millwall104241416-214
13Port Vale103431211113
14Swindon103341617-112
15Peterborough103251616011
16Shrewsbury103251112-111
17Chesterfield103251315-211
18Oldham10172913-410
19Bradford10244915-610
20Fleetwood102351418-49
21Scunthorpe10226813-58
22Doncaster10154713-68
23Blackpool10226817-98
24Crewe101361018-86
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