Match ends, Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1.
Peter Vincenti's late strike helped Rochdale secure a hard-fought victory over Scunthorpe at Spotland.
In a tight first half, Tom Hooper nearly opened the scoring for the Iron but his driven shot was saved by keeper Josh Lillis.
After the visitors' Kevin Van Veen hit the crossbar, Joe Bunney's drive put the home side ahead.
Murray Wallace's header equalised for Scunthorpe but Vincenti rifled home to seal the win for Rochdale.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I think performances get forgotten about. It was important that we responded as a team to last week (losing at Burton) because last week was a psychological disappointment in the manner that we didn't perform.
"If we perform well and we lose games, you remain confident.
"Last week we went too far away from our DNA and our template of the way we want to play, it's taken a lot of rescuing this week."
Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:
"There was nothing in the game really between the two teams. I think we defended pretty well and they've defended pretty well and restricted play to the middle third of the pitch.
"We've hit the bar, we've had some good attempts on goal, we've scored a goal from a corner and we've done ok. It's come down to defending a cross in the final five minutes of the game which is disappointing.
"We've got to dust ourselves down, get on with things and prepare for the game next week away at Southend and can we get our first away win there."
- 27CannonSubstituted forRaffertyat 74'minutes
- 12McDermottSubstituted forAndrewat 56'minutes
- 11Noble-LazarusSubstituted forBunneyat 60'minutes
- 12BishopBooked at 51mins
- 26NessSubstituted forSyersat 87'minutes
- 10van VeenSubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
- 22HopperBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHendersonat 61'minutes
- Peter Bankes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1.
Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack King.
Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. David Syers replaces Jamie Ness.
Goal! Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Kennedy with a cross.
Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Darius Henderson (Scunthorpe United).
Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).
Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! Rochdale 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary McSheffrey with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.
Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).
Substitution, Rochdale. Joseph Rafferty replaces Andrew Cannon because of an injury.
Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).
Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Kevin van Veen.
Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.