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Rochdale 3-0 Newport County

Newport’s Danny Crow is outnumbered by the Rochdale defence

Peter Vincenti scored with a stunning 30-yard strike as Rochdale outclassed Newport at Spotland.

Vincenti put Rochdale on their way after five minutes with a long-range effort which gave away goalkeeper Lenny Pidgeley no chance.

Dale dominated and Graham Cummins added a second with a tap-in seven minutes before the interval.

Newport's Adam Chapman had a penalty saved by Josh Lillis before Bastien Hery sealed Rochdale's win.

Substitute Hery scored with his first touch after Rochdale capitalised on a defensive mistake by David Pipe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rochdale assistant manager Chris Beech told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We gave Peter Vincenti a bit of stick in the week about shooting so early in the Port Vale. He shot early again today and he's got it right.

"I'm pleased for Peter because, after his suspension, he's had to fight to hold onto a starting jersey.

"He's got his head down, backed that up with hard work and he's learning to hold onto the ball better. We're pleased with his progression."

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"[I'm] very disappointed but we were convincingly beaten and certainly by the better side. Sometimes you have to give the opposition the credit.

"I think they were probably the best side we've come up against. We found it hard to deal with them. [They] passed the ball very well and caused us problems.

"I certainly thought we were off the pace today."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 25Rose
  • 38Dicker
  • 6Lancashire
  • 22O'Connell
  • 7Vincenti
  • 24AllenSubstituted forHéryat 71'minutes
  • 29CumminsSubstituted forDonnellyat 84'minutes
  • 12LundSubstituted forDoneat 84'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Donnelly
  • 14Héry
  • 16Done
  • 21Thomson
  • 39Bunney

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2Pipe
  • 3HughesBooked at 30minsSubstituted forJacksonat 45'minutes
  • 7ChapmanBooked at 43mins
  • 6Yakubu
  • 22Worley
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forNaylorat 71'minutes
  • 17FlynnSubstituted forWashingtonat 45'minutes
  • 9Crow
  • 11Zebroski
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 5James
  • 14Washington
  • 18Jackson
  • 19Naylor
  • 25Stephens
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,530

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Matthew Lund.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Graham Cummins.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

  16. Post update

    Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

  17. Post update

    Gary Dicker (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Harry Worley.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 3, Newport County 0. Bastien Héry (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Vincenti.

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