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Rochdale 0-2 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood picked up their first win in six games as two first-half goals handed them victory at Rochdale.

The visitors broke the deadlock when Mark Roberts climbed highest to head in Stephen Dobbie's free-kick.

Josh Morris then doubled their advantage from Jeff Hughes' delivery.

Dale were awarded a penalty when Conor McLaughlin fouled Olly Lancashire, but Ian Henderson hit the underside of the crossbar and Fleetwood scrambled the rebound clear.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I've just got to look at the performance, not the result really. The results will reflect performances and for whatever reason, there seemed to be a lack of belief and a negative feel to the whole day.

"It looked like there was too much fear in the players' performance especially in the first half. We started the game well, we had the first real opportunity then all of a sudden there seemed to be an air of negativity that just swelled into the stadium.

"Before you know it we're 2-0 down as a result really of shooting ourselves in the foot.

"We have had an unbelievable 18 months and the players don't need to be apologetic about the performance today."

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 5EasthamSubstituted forAndrewat 64'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 29O'Connell
  • 2Rafferty
  • 24Allen
  • 14HerySubstituted forCampsat 64'minutes
  • 25Rose
  • 16Done
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forCywkaat 76'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 17Tanser
  • 19Cywka
  • 21Musangu
  • 28Camps

Fleetwood

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 53mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 25Jordan
  • 33Crainey
  • 11Hughes
  • 7Evans
  • 12MorrisSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 74'minutes
  • 9DobbieSubstituted forSchumacherat 70'minutes
  • 29HitchcockSubstituted forHughesat 61'minutes
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 8Schumacher
  • 13Lucas
  • 17Blair
  • 20Hornby-Forbes
  • 22Hughes
  • 26Davies
  • 27Haughton
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
3,123

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Tomasz Cywka (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  10. Post update

    Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Rochdale).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Tomasz Cywka replaces Peter Vincenti.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Tyler Hornby-Forbes replaces Josh Morris.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

  16. Post update

    Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

  20. Post update

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