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Rochdale 1-0 Leyton Orient

Ian Henderson
Ian Henderson has scored 21 goals for Rochdale this season

Rochdale kept alive their slim League One play-off hopes and left Leyton Orient deep in relegation trouble by earning a narrow win at Spotland.

Top scorer Ian Henderson was the match winner - driving the ball into the top corner after Peter Vincenti cut the ball back in the 66th minute.

Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis had to save a Dean Cox volley and Nathan Clarke header as the visitors pressed.

But at the other end David Mooney nearly headed into his own net.

And late on Rochdale's Jamie Allen fired wide when clean through on goal while O's goalkeeper Alex Cisak saved from Calvin Andrew and Ashley Eastham.

Rochdale are five points behind sixth-placed Chesterfield with two matches of the season remaining.

Leyton Orient are two points shy of safety going into their last two games.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Lillis
  • 6Lancashire
  • 5Eastham
  • 33KennedyBooked at 15mins
  • 27Cannon
  • 24AllenSubstituted forAndrewat 81'minutes
  • 3Bennett
  • 25Rose
  • 17Tanser
  • 7VincentiBooked at 74mins
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 26Logan
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Cisak
  • 2Omozusi
  • 6BaudryBooked at 72mins
  • 15Clarke
  • 12LowryBooked at 71mins
  • 34HedgesSubstituted forPritchardat 64'minutes
  • 17WrightSubstituted forJamesat 70'minutes
  • 20Bartley
  • 7CoxSubstituted forSimpsonat 77'minutes
  • 10MooneyBooked at 55mins
  • 23Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 8James
  • 11McAnuff
  • 14Batt
  • 18Pritchard
  • 27Simpson
  • 31Sargeant
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,914

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 1, Leyton Orient 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Leyton Orient 0.

  3. Post update

    Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

  9. Post update

    Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Jamie Allen.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

  20. Post update

    Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston442414676393786
3MK Dons442510993415285
4Swindon432381273512277
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale441961970581263
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Bradford441514155355-259
11Barnsley441611175760-359
12Peterborough44178194852-459
13Doncaster441513165258-658
14Walsall441317144646056
15Oldham441414165364-1156
16Scunthorpe441314175869-1153
17Coventry441216164656-1052
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient441211215666-1047
22Notts County441114194259-1747
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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