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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Rochdale

Josh Morris scored his third goal in three games to keep Fleetwood in the play-off hunt with a win over Rochdale.

The first half provided little goalmouth action as Rochdale struggled to break down a stout Fleetwood side.

Morris shot just wide before he broke the deadlock with a shot from the edge of the area which found the far corner.

Fleetwood substitute Liam McAlinden forced keeper Jamie Jones to scramble clear, before Stewart Murdoch hit the woodwork with a 20-yard effort.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I had forgotten it was 1-0 to the opposition to be honest. I think it was a performance that deserved more than being beaten.

"Because of the way we played and because of the way we dominated possession, if we are guilty of one thing it's probably not dominating enough of the opportunities.

"We've just been very negligent in front of goal or from the edge of the box with respect to taking shots when players should have done instead of trying to pass it so that disappoints me but the performance doesn't."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-5-1

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Pond
  • 15Chicksen
  • 7EvansBooked at 76minsSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 86'minutes
  • 8Schumacher
  • 4Murdoch
  • 27HaughtonSubstituted forMcAlindenat 46'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 19ProctorBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Dobbie
  • 20Hornby-Forbes
  • 21Moore
  • 23Ball
  • 29McAlinden
  • 30Hunter
  • 33Crainey

Rochdale

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 19Jones
  • 27CannonBooked at 14minsSubstituted forLancashireat 75'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 33Kennedy
  • 3Bennett
  • 25Rose
  • 39BunneySubstituted forBrandyat 71'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forTanserat 66'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 6Lancashire
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 12Dawson
  • 14Héry
  • 17Tanser
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,822

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Rochdale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Rochdale 0.

  3. Post update

    Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high.

  6. Booking

    Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Tyler Hornby-Forbes replaces Gareth Evans.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from long range on the right.

  18. Post update

    Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

  20. Booking

    Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City37248570323880
2Preston35209660312969
3Swindon36207963382567
4MK Dons36189969383163
5Sheff Utd35159114942754
6Barnsley36165155049153
7Peterborough36165154544153
8Fleetwood36149133739-251
9Bradford351311114440450
10Doncaster361311124445-150
11Chesterfield35139135148348
12Port Vale36146164549-448
13Rochdale341451558451347
14Gillingham361211135051-147
15Oldham351210134453-946
16Walsall361112133540-545
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Notts County35119153544-942
19Crewe36126183564-2942
20Coventry36913144051-1140
21Leyton Orient35108174752-538
22Crawley36910173962-2337
23Colchester3697204261-1934
24Yeovil3789202856-2833
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