League One

Rochdale 3-0 Barnsley

Ian Henderson
Ian Henderson has now scored 39 goals in his time at Rochdale

Ian Henderson marked his 400th career appearance with a goal as Rochdale brushed aside Barnsley at Spotland.

Calvin Andrew got Dale going with a powerful, driven effort from the edge of the box in the opening 10 minutes.

Peter Vincenti's downward header doubled the lead shortly after the half hour before Henderson's clever dink over Adam Davies made it 3-0.

Barnsley, who took Premier League side Everton to extra-time in the Capital One Cup in midweek, rarely threatened.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm pleased. I was pleased with our approach coming into the game.

"It's difficult as a manager because you can't get carried away. You're only ever three games away from the sack but I'm pleased with the progress we've made from last season.

"I'm relatively pleased with the team performance and, when it comes down to individual performances, everyone takes credit."



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33KennedyBooked at 27mins
  • 24Allen
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBunneyat 75'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 84'minutes
  • 27Cannon
  • 9Andrew


  • 5Eastham
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 23Collis
  • 25Rose
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney


Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Davies
  • 32Wabara
  • 26Mawson
  • 4Roberts
  • 5NyatangaSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes
  • 15Watkins
  • 20RothwellSubstituted forCrowleyat 45'minutes
  • 8HourihaneBooked at 5mins
  • 19Pearson
  • 27K Harris
  • 18WilkinsonSubstituted forWinnallat 45'minutes


  • 3Smith
  • 7Scowen
  • 9Winnall
  • 14Digby
  • 16Maris
  • 21Crowley
  • 23Walton
Gary Sutton

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBarnsley
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Barnsley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Barnsley 0.

  3. Substitution

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Davies.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Reece Wabara (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reece Wabara (Barnsley).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Peter Vincenti.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reece Wabara (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

    Kadeem Harris (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. George Smith replaces Lewin Nyatanga.

  20. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.