League One
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Rochdale 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Joe Bunney
Joe Bunney has scored 12 goals for Rochdale since his debut in April 2013

Rochdale ended a four-match winless run as Joe Bunney's fourth goal in three games deepened Fleetwood's relegation fears.

Bunney slid in the only goal of the game on 12 minutes from Jim McNulty's left-wing cross.

Bristol City loanee Wes Burns headed against the bar for the visitors late on.

Fleetwood remain outside the drop-zone on goal difference, while Rochdale are nine points better off in 16th.

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Hill on Rochdale v Fleetwood

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was important to get to get these three points as it backs up our two previous draws.

"It's no good being a development coach or manager, my history and my success at the club doesn't mean nothing. It's about this season and we needed the three points and we got them.

"I'm trying to establish this football club in League One and I feel we are in line for that. That would be success for me."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 25Rose
  • 8LundSubstituted forVincentiat 81'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 11Noble-LazarusSubstituted forSyersat 63'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 30mins
  • 39BunneySubstituted forHoltat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 7Vincenti
  • 18Holt
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 23Collis
  • 28Camps
  • 29Syers

Fleetwood

  • 1MaxwellBooked at 31mins
  • 12Hornby-ForbesSubstituted forHaughtonat 70'minutes
  • 31Nilsson
  • 5Jónsson
  • 4JordanSubstituted forDavisat 35'minutes
  • 30Harris
  • 8Ryan
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 22Hunter
  • 9Ameobi
  • 14GrantSubstituted forBurnsat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Burns
  • 15Nirennold
  • 23Ball
  • 27Haughton
  • 40Gogic
  • 44Cole
  • 47Davis
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
1,767

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Grant Holt (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Davis (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Grant Holt (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Nilsson (Fleetwood Town).

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Matthew Lund.

Foul by Joe Davis (Fleetwood Town).

Niall Canavan (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Syers (Rochdale).

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Rochdale).

Shola Ameobi (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Syers (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Tyler Hornby-Forbes because of an injury.

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

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Grant Holt (Rochdale).

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Bobby Grant.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. David Syers replaces Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Grant Holt replaces Joe Bunney.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton31203842271563
2Wigan321611552302259
3Gillingham32177858391958
4Walsall31169649331657
5Millwall321651151401153
6Coventry311410755332252
7Southend32148104439550
8Sheff Utd32139104742548
9Bradford3113993734348
10Barnsley32144145044646
11Port Vale33129123537-245
12Peterborough32135145550544
13Scunthorpe31135133739-244
14Bury32128124251-944
15Swindon32126144950-142
16Rochdale32119124244-242
17Doncaster3199133541-636
18Blackpool3297163241-934
19Chesterfield32104184252-1034
20Fleetwood3189143639-333
21Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
22Oldham31614113142-1132
23Crewe32610163456-2228
24Colchester3258194078-3823
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