League One
RochdaleRochdale4CrawleyCrawley Town1

Rochdale 4-1 Crawley Town

Ian Henderson
Henderson takes his goal tally to 12 for the season.

Ian Henderson scored twice as Rochdale made it three successive wins in 2015 with victory against Crawley.

Scott Tanser volleyed Rochdale ahead before Henderson poked in from a tight angle to make it 2-0 before the break.

Lanre Oyebanjo fouled Matt Done, who saw his spot-kick saved by Lewis Price.

Crawley pulled one back through Marvin Elliott but Henderson slotted home his second before Calvin Andrew got the fourth when the ball cannoned into the net from his charge down.

Rochdale move into the League One play-off places while Crawley have now gone 11 league games without a win.

Rochdale assistant manager Chris Beech told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We did score four goals at Crawley away but that meant nothing because that was just an excellent elite performance for Rochdale that day.

"That's Dean Saunders' first defeat - he's had two really good draws so we knew that they'd be fighting."

Crawley Town interim manager Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

"You look at the scoreline and it looks like we've been battered but it didn't tell the true story.

"We've had three great chances at 2-1 and we could've got away with a draw. Izale McLeod, Matt Harrold and Marvin Elliott all missed an open goal.

"We might have gone on and won the game, daftly enough. At least the players didn't cave in.

"I've got a bit of work to do. I've got another week's training with the players and we'll only get better.

"The squad is really thin so I've probably got to bring two or three more players in."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Lancashire
  • 17Tanser
  • 12Dawson
  • 3Bennett
  • 28CampsSubstituted forAllenat 87'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forAndrewat 31'minutes
  • 16DoneSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 89'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 24Allen
  • 25Rose
  • 26Logan

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 12Walsh
  • 25Ward
  • 3Dickson
  • 8SmithSubstituted forHarroldat 83'minutes
  • 26Wordsworth
  • 33Elliott
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forYoungat 55'minutes
  • 9McLeod
  • 21TomlinBooked at 7minsSubstituted forBawlingat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 17Anderson
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 27De Lima
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,255

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 4, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 4, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 4, Crawley Town 1. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Eastham (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Matt Done.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 3, Crawley Town 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Done.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Jamie Allen replaces Callum Camps.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Jimmy Smith.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  18. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 2, Crawley Town 1. Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Izale McLeod.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons24146451242748
4Preston25137539251446
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Bradford2510693229336
7Sheff Utd2410683028236
8Chesterfield259883634235
9Port Vale26105113337-435
10Notts County249782929034
11Fleetwood2697102626034
12Oldham2481063335-234
13Doncaster249782629-334
14Walsall268992628-233
15Peterborough2594123133-231
16Barnsley2485113436-229
17Scunthorpe2385103239-729
18Coventry2678112737-1029
19Gillingham2677123241-928
20Leyton Orient2568113437-326
21Crewe2575132444-2026
22Colchester2566132942-1324
23Crawley2559112442-1824
24Yeovil2565142038-1823
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