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Swindon Town 2-3 Rochdale

Bastien Hery grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Rochdale ended Swindon's nine-game unbeaten run in League One.

Anton Rodgers, son of Liverpool manager Brendan, put Town ahead in the first half with his first goal for the club.

Matty Lund headed the visitors level and Peter Vincenti then nodded in from a corner before being taken off with a serious-looking Achilles injury.

Michael Smith thought he had earned a point for Swindon from close range but they were denied by Hery's header.

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Cooper on Swindon v Rochdale

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"It's a game we should have never lost. We looked very frail defensively.

"Every time a ball came in from a long ball or cross, we looked as though we were going to concede.

"The defenders have their markers and they let them have free headers.

"But when you're asking midfielders to play at the back then we are going to be a bit fragile."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 5Stephens
  • 8Kasim
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 4Luongo
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forThompsonat 53'minutes
  • 26RodgersSubstituted forReevesat 64'minutes
  • 12BellSubstituted forObikaat 75'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 10Williams

Substitutes

  • 14Reeves
  • 15Toffolo
  • 16Waldon
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Obika
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 29O'Connell
  • 17TanserSubstituted forRoseat 40'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 12DawsonBooked at 71minsSubstituted forHeryat 73'minutes
  • 8LundBooked at 51mins
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forAndrewat 65'minutes
  • 16Done
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Hery
  • 18Muldoon
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
6,718

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Rochdale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Rochdale 3.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Rochdale 3. Bastien Héry (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

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

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Rochdale 2. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Yaser Kasim with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Obika replaces Amari'i Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Stephen Dawson.

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

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

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Peter Vincenti because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jake Reeves replaces Anton Rodgers.

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Rochdale 2. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1495030151532
2Peterborough148242214826
3Preston1274123111225
4MK Dons1272327151223
5Notts County136522012823
6Sheff Utd137242118323
7Swindon1264225151022
8Oldham145722116522
9Rochdale136252315820
10Chesterfield135442320319
11Fleetwood145451513219
12Bradford145451818019
13Crawley145271323-1017
14Colchester144461920-116
15Leyton Orient133641515015
16Barnsley134362022-215
17Doncaster124261220-814
18Port Vale143471723-613
19Gillingham143471320-713
20Coventry143471523-813
21Yeovil143471223-1113
22Crewe144191230-1813
23Walsall142661115-412
24Scunthorpe143381728-1112
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