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Rochdale 2-3 Chesterfield

Jay O'Shea
Jay O'Shea has scored six goals for Chesterfield this season

Chesterfield held on to earn a narrow victory at Rochdale in League One, despite Gboly Ariyibi's late dismissal.

Jay O'Shea's placed shot put the visitors ahead, but Ian Henderson levelled with a diving header.

Lee Novak restored the Spireites' lead from Dan Gardner's pass and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake then fired in the third.

Rhys Bennett nodded in to give Dale hope after Ariyibi was sent off for a second act of simulation, but the hosts were unable to find an equaliser.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Chesterfield

"As much as I was disappointed with the performance in the first half, the scoreline was retrievable.

"In the second half I thought we started superbly well, we got the equaliser and then we just made silly mistakes in quick succession which led to a 3-1 deficit and it was just too much of a mountain to climb.

"But I still believe in the players, I still believe in what we're trying to do and it was an entertaining game."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27Cannon
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 25RoseBooked at 22minsSubstituted forKennedyat 30'minutes
  • 24AllenSubstituted forBennettat 50'minutes
  • 8LundBooked at 53mins
  • 12McDermottBooked at 46minsSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 76'minutes
  • 7Vincenti
  • 40Henderson
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 3Bennett
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 21Musangu
  • 33Kennedy

Chesterfield

  • 1LeeBooked at 90mins
  • 12O'Neil
  • 16Raglan
  • 4HirdBooked at 35mins
  • 19Donohue
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGardnerat 71'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 2HerdSubstituted forBanksat 65'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 28AriyibiBooked at 86mins
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forDieseruvweat 89'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Simons
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 27Maguire
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,965

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Chesterfield 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Chesterfield 3.

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

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Booking

Thomas Lee (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Chesterfield 3. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 3. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 2. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Dan Gardner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Donal McDermott.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jay O'Shea.

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

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Chris Herd.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lee Novak.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Cannon.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lee Novak.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Chris Herd (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton24163532191351
2Gillingham26155651321950
3Walsall24146440221848
4Coventry25138446242247
5Wigan25128538241444
6Peterborough25124952381440
7Millwall25114103835337
8Southend2510783334-137
9Sheff Utd2410683934536
10Port Vale2510692927236
11Rochdale259793430434
12Doncaster259793133-234
13Bradford239772426-234
14Bury249693337-433
15Scunthorpe2595112831-332
16Swindon2594123741-431
17Chesterfield2693143643-730
18Barnsley2483133441-727
19Fleetwood2475123234-226
20Shrewsbury2575133142-1126
21Blackpool2574142134-1325
22Oldham2431292638-1221
23Colchester2556143459-2521
24Crewe2455142344-2120
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