League Two
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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Rochdale

Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson scored two late goals as Rochdale came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town.

After an unremarkable first-half, defender Troy Brown bundled the ball home to put the Robins ahead.

Henderson saw several efforts go wide before he eventually headed in the equaliser from close range with eight minutes left on the clock.

And the forward earned his side all three points when he chipped in to the net in injury time.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We know they're a decent side, but we nullified them and kept them quiet - but made the odd mistake. We just switched off twice and got beat.

"We were excellent for 70 minutes, and we were excellent for 90 minutes last week and that won us the game, we've got to find that 20 minutes sometimes.

"We're a bit like a broken record at the moment. We're back on the training ground on Monday to get ready for a big performance on Tuesday [against Morecambe]."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The form is good, but I'm looking at performances and I'm more than happy. If we perform similar to the way we have done today, we'll get results.

"I was really pleased that our result has reflected the performance.

"We were a little too negative with our possession in the first half but we stepped it up in the second and it's difficult for the opposition to stop us.

"It's the way I want to see the game played and the players are more than comfortable with accepting the challenge of playing expansive football. At the minute, it's all good."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 22Braham-BarrettBooked at 55mins
  • 14Richards
  • 5Brown
  • 2Lowe
  • 4Taylor
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 45mins
  • 9Harrison
  • 7Cureton
  • 16PennBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 6Elliott
  • 8Deering
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 21Vincent
  • 25Noble

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 25Rose
  • 38DickerBooked at 17mins
  • 6Lancashire
  • 22O'Connell
  • 7VincentiBooked at 37minsSubstituted forTutteat 71'minutes
  • 12Lund
  • 29CumminsSubstituted forDonnellyat 71'minutes
  • 24AllenSubstituted forHéryat 70'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 8Tutte
  • 9Donnelly
  • 14Héry
  • 21Thomson
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,887

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home1
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Rochdale 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Rochdale 2. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Donnelly.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Tutte replaces Peter Vincenti.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Graham Cummins.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Jamie Allen.

  15. Post update

    Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Rochdale 0. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Byron Harrison.

  19. Booking

    Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.