League One
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Rochdale 3-0 Bury

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's brace secured a comfortable victory for Rochdale over local rivals Bury in League One.

Dale opened the scoring when Mendez-Laing pounced on a loose ball from Ian Henderson's blocked effort.

Mendez-Laing then nipped in between Ian Lawlor and Peter Clarke to double his tally and Rochdale's lead.

Former Bury defender Ashley Eastham wrapped up the three points when he leapt highest in the Shakers' box to head Michael Rose's corner past Lawlor.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Bury

"We wanted more penetration and we got it today. I think the game should have been put to bed before half time with the chances we created.

"I think it was all about control of the ball today.

"The plan worked but the players, more importantly, put in some practice and that's what pleases me most."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Rochdale v Bury

"It's been a real tough week. I've got players out there who physically weren't really prepared for the game.

"It didn't look right and it didn't feel right.

"We've got to get the right bodies in now and make sure we've got enough covering in every position to get over the line."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 8LundSubstituted forBennettat 90+1'minutes
  • 25Rose
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forBunneyat 80'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forCampsat 74'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 7Vincenti
  • 23Collis
  • 28Camps
  • 31Bell
  • 34Hooper
  • 39Bunney

Bury

  • 1Lawlor
  • 14Jones
  • 5Clarke
  • 40Brown
  • 22PughBooked at 57mins
  • 25GardnerBooked at 26minsSubstituted forClareat 61'minutes
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forHusseyat 45'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 10Mayor
  • 19Soares
  • 15LoweSubstituted forRoseat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 20Burgess
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy
  • 43Clare
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
4,538

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBury
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Bury 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Matthew Lund because of an injury.

Hand ball by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

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

Foul by Sean Clare (Bury).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Clare (Bury).

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

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Donal McDermott.

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

Attempt saved. Craig Jones (Bury) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Sean Clare (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Craig Jones.

Niall Canavan (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Sean Clare replaces Dan Gardner.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Tom Soares (Bury).

Hand ball by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Bury 0. Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Reece Brown.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 2, Bury 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36225946311571
2Wigan361714559342565
3Gillingham361881063432062
4Walsall351711754371762
5Millwall361781157431459
6Bradford361610104337658
7Coventry3615101158401855
8Barnsley36174155748955
9Port Vale371510124441355
10Southend36159124844454
11Sheff Utd361410125247552
12Rochdale36149134846251
13Scunthorpe36149134242051
14Swindon35147145553249
15Bury36139144558-1348
16Peterborough36136176059145
17Shrewsbury36128164454-1044
18Chesterfield36125194758-1141
19Fleetwood351010154345-240
20Doncaster36910173749-1237
21Blackpool3698193347-1435
22Oldham34616123347-1434
23Crewe36612183763-2630
24Colchester36610204584-3928
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