League One
RochdaleRochdale2ScunthorpeScunthorpe United1

Rochdale 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Peter Vincenti
Peter Vincenti has previously played for Aldershot and Stevenage

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."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonSubstituted forRaffertyat 74'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33Kennedy
  • 8Lund
  • 7Vincenti
  • 24Allen
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forAndrewat 56'minutes
  • 11Noble-LazarusSubstituted forBunneyat 60'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 18King
  • 23Wallace
  • 3Laird
  • 12BishopBooked at 51mins
  • 26NessSubstituted forSyersat 87'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 22HopperBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHendersonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 4McAllister
  • 8Syers
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
2,958

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack King.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. David Syers replaces Jamie Ness.

  7. Goal!

    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.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Goal!

    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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  14. Post update

    Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Joseph Rafferty replaces Andrew Cannon because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

    Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Kevin van Veen.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.