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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.

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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

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Newport County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Newport County 0.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

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

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

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

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Matthew Lund.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Graham Cummins.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

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

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

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

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

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

Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Harry Worley.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Lee Minshull.

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Harry Worley.

Attempt missed. Danny Crow (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Penalty saved! Adam Chapman (Newport County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Newport County. Conor Washington draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

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

Foul by Danny Crow (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield11722189923
2Fleetwood117132012822
3Oxford Utd116322112921
4Morecambe116321914521
5Rochdale116231611520
6Exeter116231413120
7Mansfield115421511419
8Scunthorpe10451138517
9Wycombe115241714317
10Southend115241210217
11Wimbledon115241312117
12Newport114431514116
13Dag & Red114431515016
14Burton114341517-215
15Portsmouth113441819-113
16Hartlepool113351314-112
17Cheltenham113351422-812
18York103251314-111
19Plymouth11326814-611
20Bristol Rovers112451015-510
21Bury112361315-29
22Torquay112361321-89
23Northampton11227815-78
24Accrington11038719-123
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