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Chesterfield 1-3 Rochdale

Rochdale kept their League One play-off hopes alive with a victory that pushed Chesterfield closer to relegation.

The damage was done in the first half when goals from Ian Henderson, Callum Camps and Jamie Allen put Rochdale in control and although Kristian Dennis replied early in the second, the visitors were never seriously threatened.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing struck a post in the 14th minute before Keith Keane played Henderson through to finish with a chip over Thorsten Stuckmann.

Rochdale dominated and scored twice in the space of two minutes before the interval to send home fans heading for the exits.

Camps found the bottom corner from 25 yards when a corner was half-cleared in the 40th minute, before playing Allen in to score with a low shot across Stuckmann.

Chesterfield pulled one back through Dennis' long-range strike in the 51st minute, but the home side had David Faupala sent off in added time for a late challenge on Joseph Rafferty.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 38Stuckmann
  • 2McGinn
  • 23AndersonBooked at 76mins
  • 27Maguire
  • 24KakaySubstituted forSimonsat 45'minutes
  • 18Nolan
  • 8Martínez
  • 19DonohueBooked at 60mins
  • 39RowleySubstituted forGardnerat 74'minutes
  • 20Dennis
  • 10Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forFaupalaat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 7Gardner
  • 11Mitchell
  • 12Fulton
  • 15Faupala
  • 22Simons
  • 28Grimshaw

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 5Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 18Keane
  • 6McGahey
  • 10Camps
  • 24Allen
  • 39BunneySubstituted forRaffertyat 65'minutes
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forVincentiat 78'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 11Mendez-LaingSubstituted forDaviesat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 7Vincenti
  • 12McDermott
  • 13Wilson
  • 14Rathbone
  • 19Davies
  • 32Kitching
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
5,927

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home4
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Rochdale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Rochdale 3.

Dismissal

David Faupala (Chesterfield) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

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

Foul by David Faupala (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Foul by Keith Keane (Rochdale).

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Rai Simons (Chesterfield).

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

David Faupala (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dion Donohue (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Rai Simons (Chesterfield).

Conrad Logan (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Faupala (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Calvin Andrew.

Attempt missed. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Joe Rowley.

Attempt missed. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kristian Dennis.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Rowley (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd392310674443079
2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall381612105345860
8Rochdale38169136155657
9Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
10Oxford Utd39168155146556
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Walsall391314124749-253
13Wimbledon391215124948151
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury401210185764-746
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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