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Peterborough United 1-2 Rochdale

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
Mendez-Laing scored against his former club Peterborough

Peterborough were narrowly beaten by Rochdale as all three goals came in the first half at the ABAX Stadium.

Rochdale's Joe Bunney broke the deadlock, netting from six yards before Nathaniel Mendez-Laing doubled the lead against his old club from close range.

Michael Smith then halved Posh's deficit from 25 yards 10 minutes before half time.

Rochdale's Bunney and Posh's Chris Forrester both saw second-half efforts well saved as the Dale held on.

The result ends Peterborough's play-off hopes, with Posh sitting 14 points outside the top six, while Rochdale keep their slim play-off hopes alive, with seven points separating them and the top six.

Rochdale Manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Peterborough v Rochdale

"We're still chasing the dream, it's a massive dream but the players have stood up to the challenge.

"The recent form is absolutely superb and I'm really pleased with today's performance.

"Our attitude, our grit, our determination in the second half to keep the second half clean sheet was magnificent."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 6Baldwin
  • 8Bostwick
  • 18FoxSubstituted forCoulthirstat 79'minutes
  • 21Nichols
  • 33Forrester
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forSamuelsenat 63'minutes
  • 16BeautymanSubstituted forOztumerat 63'minutes
  • 11MaddisonBooked at 90mins
  • 24Angol

Substitutes

  • 10Oztumer
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 14Tyler
  • 17Gillett
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 39Coulthirst
  • 41Williams

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 53mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 24Allen
  • 8LundBooked at 72mins
  • 25Rose
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forHoltat 71'minutes
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forVincentiat 70'minutes
  • 39BunneySubstituted forSyersat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 18Holt
  • 23Collis
  • 27Cannon
  • 28Camps
  • 29Syers
  • 33Kennedy
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,785

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Rochdale 2.

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Holt (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. David Syers replaces Joe Bunney.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Andrew Fox.

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

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Andrew Fox (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt saved. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Grant Holt replaces Donal McDermott.

Substitution

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Andrew Fox (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Martin Samuelsen replaces Jon Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Erhun Oztumer replaces Harry Beautyman.

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan412214571363580
2Burton412371151351676
3Bradford412010114738970
4Millwall412091263451869
5Gillingham4019111065442168
6Walsall391911957411668
7Barnsley401951661501162
8Rochdale411710145953661
9Scunthorpe411611145044659
10Sheff Utd411611145853559
11Southend411611145554159
12Port Vale421611155051-159
13Coventry4115121459451457
14Peterborough41166196965454
15Bury411412155063-1354
16Swindon41149185767-1051
17Chesterfield41147205463-949
18Oldham401017134050-1047
19Fleetwood411113174851-346
20Shrewsbury401210184965-1646
21Blackpool42129213951-1245
22Doncaster41911214159-1838
23Colchester41911215287-3538
24Crewe41612234075-3530
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