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Oldham Athletic 2-3 Rochdale

Aaron Amadi-Holloway (right) scored twice for Oldham
Two goals by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (right) were not enough for Oldham

Ian Henderson scored and was sent off before half-time as 10-man Rochdale boosted their play-off hopes with victory at local rivals Oldham.

Aaron Amadi-Holloway coolly side-footed Oldham ahead from 16 yards before Henderson levelled with a penalty after Tim Dieng felled Callum Camps.

Henderson then saw red for a second caution for a tackle on Curtis Main.

Oldham's Anthony Gerrard headed into his own goal and Camps made it 3-1 before Amadi-Holloway pulled one back.

Victory in manager Keith Hill's 400th game in charge of the team lifted Rochdale up to 11th in League One and to within four points of the top six, while Oldham slip to 22nd.

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Sheridan on Oldham v Rochdale

Oldham manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's very disappointing, obviously with it being a derby. I'm a bit frustrated and a bit down at the moment.

"I think we had some good chances. We possibly could have scored two or three goals in the first half.

"The penalty just knocks us back and gives them a bit of belief again."

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Keith Hill on Oldham v Rochdale

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester: "What we have done is learnt how to fight. That's essential, that's one of the first things your parents teach you.

"No matter what your ring is, or what your arena is, you've got to know how to fight and enjoy (it), in probably the same breath.

"I thought it was an excellent fighting spirit today when we went down to 10 men.

"I thought we started the game superbly but I think that was the problem, we almost took our foot off the pedal and allowed Oldham to grow into the game."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 5Wilson
  • 16Gerrard
  • 4DiengSubstituted forCroftat 87'minutes
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 8JonesSubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 12Palmer
  • 11ForteSubstituted forThieleat 63'minutes
  • 10Holloway
  • 21Main

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 13Cornell
  • 15Winchester
  • 29Tuohy
  • 30Thiele

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 28CampsSubstituted forCannonat 84'minutes
  • 25Rose
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forVincentiat 74'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 44mins
  • 24Allen
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forHoltat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 7Vincenti
  • 18Holt
  • 21Musangu
  • 27Cannon
  • 29Syers
  • 34Hooper
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
6,117

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Rochdale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Rochdale 3.

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Holt (Rochdale).

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Timothee Dieng.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

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

Attempt saved. Grant Holt (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Callum Camps.

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Grant Holt replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Donal McDermott.

Attempt missed. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Rochdale 3. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Timmy Thiele replaces Jonathan Forte.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Connor Brown replaces Michael Jones.

Matthew Palmer (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Rochdale 3. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Aaron Holloway, Oldham Athletic. Oldham Athletic 1, Rochdale 2.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Aaron Holloway.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Rochdale 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Rochdale 1.

Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ian Henderson (Rochdale) for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37235950311974
2Wigan371814560342668
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall371881158431562
6Barnsley371841559481158
7Bradford371610114338558
8Coventry3715111158401856
9Southend371510124945455
10Port Vale381510134445-155
11Rochdale37159135148354
12Sheff Utd371410135248452
13Scunthorpe371410134343052
14Swindon36148145553250
15Bury371310144760-1349
16Peterborough37146176260248
17Shrewsbury37129164656-1045
18Chesterfield37126194859-1142
19Fleetwood371010174348-540
20Blackpool38108203549-1438
21Doncaster37910183851-1337
22Oldham36716133650-1437
23Crewe37612193865-2730
24Colchester37610214686-4028
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