Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Rochdale 1.
Peterborough United 2-1 Rochdale
A lightning start saw Peterborough defeat Rochdale and move within two points of the League One play-offs.
Harry Beautyman headed in Michael Smith's right-wing cross and Christian Burgess bundled in Joe Newell's corner as Posh led 2-0 within seven minutes.
Rochdale hit back when full-back Joe Rafferty rifled in the first league goal of his career from 25 yards.
Dale played the final minutes with 10 men when one of their three subs, Calvin Andrew, went off injured.
Peterborough moved up to 10th, while Rochdale dropped to 15th, seven points above the relegation places.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I think there's a little bit of naivety in the way that we gave the goals away; individual errors do paint a sorry picture but that's what they are.
"With respect to the team's shape, I don't think there's an awful lot wrong.
"It's difficult because you plan all week to try to secure a clean sheet like every manager does but it's very difficult to legislate for the individual errors that we've made in the last two games and retain our self belief."
- 4BrisleyBooked at 73mins
- 21BurgessBooked at 80mins
- 2SmithBooked at 89mins
- 10OztumerSubstituted forNorrisat 69'minutes
- 17NewellSubstituted forNtlheat 45'minutes
- 20McLeanSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
- 2RaffertyBooked at 90mins
- 5EasthamSubstituted forRoseat 45'minutes
- 39BunneyBooked at 43mins
- 11Noble-LazarusSubstituted forCampsat 45'minutes
- 24AllenSubstituted forAndrewat 65'minutes
- Keith Hill
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Rochdale 1.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.
Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).
Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Michael Smith (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).
Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.
Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christian Burgess (Peterborough United).
Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jon Taylor (Peterborough United).
Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.
Shaun Brisley (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.
Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.