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Rochdale 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Matt Lund's first-half goal handed Rochdale victory against neighbours Oldham at the Crown Oil Arena.

The midfielder's 40th-minute strike saw Dale move up to eighth in League One, leaving the Latics third from bottom.

The first half was dominated by the hosts and Joe Bunney saw a free-kick pushed onto the crossbar by Oldham goalkeeper Connor Ripley, while Lund's goal-bound effort was blocked by Cameron Burgess.

Lund was not to be denied five minutes before the break when Calvin Andrew picked him out and the unmarked midfielder swept home a neat finish from 10 yards.

Before half-time, the visitors finally showed some ambition with Freddie Ladapo racing into the box and holding off the challenge of Niall Canavan to fire goalward, Josh Lillis diverting his effort into the side netting and then saving Burgess' header from the resulting corner.

Oldham were better after the break and came close to netting an equaliser when substitute Billy McKay headed over the top while Lee Erwin saw a couple of efforts fly narrowly wide.

Callum Camps could have claimed a second for Dale but his cushioned volley from 25 yards out was pushed over the bar by Ripley.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Canavan
  • 18Keane
  • 39Bunney
  • 27CannonSubstituted forRathboneat 71'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 8Lund
  • 9Andrew
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forOdelusiat 88'minutes
  • 11Mendez-LaingSubstituted forThompsonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 12McDermott
  • 14Rathbone
  • 15Thompson
  • 25Logan
  • 28Morley
  • 29Odelusi

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 16DummiganBooked at 65mins
  • 26Clarke
  • 5BurgessBooked at 15mins
  • 3Reckord
  • 24FaneSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 90'minutes
  • 27McLaughlinBooked at 90mins
  • 7Flynn
  • 28GreenSubstituted forWinchesterat 73'minutes
  • 19Erwin
  • 12LadapoSubstituted forMckayat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 8Banks
  • 9Mckay
  • 10Winchester
  • 13Kettings
  • 20Osei
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
5,204

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Booking

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic).

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

Josh Lillis (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Ousmane Fane.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Steve Davies.

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Reckord (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt missed. Joe Thompson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Paul Green.

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

Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone replaces Andrew Cannon.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Booking

Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe16104236162034
2Bolton169432011931
3Bradford167812214829
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Northampton166642723424
6Rochdale167361918124
7Peterborough166552619723
8Bristol Rovers156542422223
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood156452219322
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
13Millwall156362527-221
14Charlton154831814420
15Bury166282425-120
16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Gillingham164572229-717
19Coventry153751317-416
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield153391622-612
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
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