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Blackpool 0-2 Rochdale

Rochdale continued their winning start to the season as second-half goals from Donal McDermott and Ian Henderson gave them victory at winless Blackpool.

McDermott opened the scoring with his second Dale goal, beating the offside trap before firing in from 15 yards.

An unmarked Mark Cullen headed wide 10 minutes from the end, with arguably Blackpool's best chance of a leveller.

Henderson wrapped up the win late on after racing on to a backwards header from Blackpool's Lloyd Jones.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We don't look to deeply into historical facts. We're a reasonably happy squad, we're confident obviously with respect to the last two results that we've had this week.

"I though it was a very professional performance we stuck to a very similar side for as long as we possibly could, but, I think we picked up one or two niggles."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 23Letheren
  • 16Boyce
  • 5Robertson
  • 6Jones
  • 3Ferguson
  • 21Osayi-SamuelBooked at 23minsSubstituted forThomasat 62'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forOliverat 62'minutes
  • 11Cameron
  • 9Cullen
  • 10RedshawBooked at 20mins

Substitutes

  • 12Oliver
  • 13Boney
  • 15Aldred
  • 17Thomas
  • 18Dunne
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 24Higham

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 4McNulty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 33KennedySubstituted forRoseat 13'minutes
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 83'minutes
  • 24AllenBooked at 18mins
  • 7Vincenti
  • 39Bunney
  • 28CampsSubstituted forBennettat 59'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 17Tanser
  • 23Collis
  • 25Rose
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
7,076

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 0, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Rochdale 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Michael Rose.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 0, Rochdale 2. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Donal McDermott.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

  14. Post update

    Donal McDermott (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Jack Redshaw (Blackpool).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

  17. Post update

    Donal McDermott (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Clark Robertson.