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Crewe Alexandra 2-5 Rochdale

Matt Done

Emergency striker Matt Done scored a hat-trick as Rochdale came from behind to crush Crewe Alexandra and earn a first win of the season.

Marcus Haber fired the hosts ahead but Ian Henderson prodded a leveller and teed up Done, whose tap-in made it 2-1.

Done ran clear to strike a third but Haber's second, when he glanced home Matt Tootle's cross, made it 3-2.

However, Peter Vincenti drove in number four and Done completed his treble with a fine strike after racing clear.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"People looked at the starting line-up and thought 'he's gone mad'.

"There's got to be a certain bravery or stupidity to what I do. The reward was the result and the performance.

"At the end of the game, it felt better than winning promotion because there was a massive risk to picking that side."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 6Dugdale
  • 5Ray
  • 24Leigh
  • 42GrantSubstituted forAtkinsonat 73'minutes
  • 17Waters
  • 25Haber
  • 28NessBooked at 74mins
  • 7Turton
  • 21MolyneuxSubstituted forOliverat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 9Oliver
  • 10Inman
  • 14Saunders
  • 18Nolan

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 85mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 17Tanser
  • 33Kennedy
  • 3Bennett
  • 14HéryBooked at 57minsSubstituted forAndrewat 75'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forCampsat 84'minutes
  • 16DoneSubstituted forDawsonat 89'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 24Allen

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 12Dawson
  • 19Donnelly
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 26Logan
  • 28Camps
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
3,742

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Rochdale 5.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

  8. Post update

    Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Dawson replaces Matt Done.

  10. Booking

    Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

  12. Post update

    Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Peter Vincenti.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

    Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.