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Rochdale 4-1 Southend United

Rochdale
Rochdale have recorded six wins in their last seven League One matches

Rochdale leapfrogged Southend to climb up to eighth place in League One with a comfortable win over the Shrimpers.

Jack Payne dinked a shot over goalkeeper Daniel Bentley to put Southend ahead before veteran forward Grant Holt drilled home an equaliser.

Joe Rafferty's first goal of the season put Dale in front and Jamie Allen made it 3-1 with a long-range drive.

Joe Bunney added a fourth to move Rochdale to within two points of the play-off places.

Phil Brown's Southend slip down to 12th, four points adrift of the top six.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Southend

"We've reached the point of safety when, 10 games ago, we were looking at getting involved in a relegation fight.

"I was really pleased with the equaliser and then the second half.

"The second-half performance just showed our intent."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNultyBooked at 56mins
  • 28CampsSubstituted forCannonat 90+1'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 25Rose
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forBunneyat 84'minutes
  • 18Holt
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forVincentiat 71'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 7Vincenti
  • 20Barry-Murphy
  • 23Collis
  • 27Cannon
  • 29Syers
  • 39Bunney

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forWorrallat 75'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 14HurstSubstituted forLozaat 63'minutes
  • 22Deegan
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 25KamaraSubstituted forMcQueenat 63'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza
  • 24O'Neill
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,018

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 4, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 4, Southend United 1.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Callum Camps.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 4, Southend United 1. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Donal McDermott.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Gary Deegan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces John White.

Attempt missed. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Grant Holt (Rochdale).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Jamar Loza (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jamar Loza replaces Kevan Hurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Glen Kamara.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Southend United 1. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy McNulty.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37235950311974
2Wigan381914564352971
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall371881158431562
6Barnsley381851559481159
7Bradford371610114338558
8Rochdale38169135549657
9Coventry3815111259431656
10Port Vale391511134546-156
11Sheff Utd381510135550555
12Southend381510135049155
13Scunthorpe381411134343053
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon37148155657-150
16Bury381311144861-1350
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield37126194859-1142
19Fleetwood371010174348-540
20Blackpool39109203650-1439
21Oldham36716133650-1437
22Doncaster38910193955-1637
23Colchester38710215087-3731
24Crewe38612204068-2830
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