Match ends, Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.
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."
- 5EasthamSubstituted forAndrewat 64'minutes
- 14HerySubstituted forCampsat 64'minutes
- 7VincentiSubstituted forCywkaat 76'minutes
- 2McLaughlinBooked at 53mins
- 12MorrisSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 74'minutes
- 9DobbieSubstituted forSchumacherat 70'minutes
- 29HitchcockSubstituted forHughesat 61'minutes
- Robert Madley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Fleetwood Town 2.
Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).
Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town).
Tomasz Cywka (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.
Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Rochdale).
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mark Roberts.
Substitution, Rochdale. Tomasz Cywka replaces Peter Vincenti.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Tyler Hornby-Forbes replaces Josh Morris.
Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).
Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).
Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.