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Rochdale 3-2 Shrewsbury Town

Rochdale manager Keith Hill
Keith Hill's side held on to move up to fifth in League One

Rochdale were forced to hang on for victory against Shrewsbury Town at Spotland after racing into a 3-0 lead.

Peter Vincenti, an Ian Henderson penalty and Jamie Allen gave Dale the perfect start inside just 15 minutes.

Nat Knight-Percival then headed Shrewsbury back into things before James Collins rounded off an eventful first half from the penalty spot.

But Keith Hill's side stood firm amid continued second-half pressure to climb back into the League One top six.

Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We usually make good starts but we just couldn't get going. Rochdale were prepared to run harder for the first 20 minutes. Basic defensive errors in the box cost us goals and that's what lost us the game.

"At half time we had our tails up as we got back into the game but we couldn't capitalise on that momentum. It makes it even more frustrating that we had the whole of the second half and still couldn't find a goal.

"We don't get any points for the amount of attacks we had against Rochdale. The forwards and keeper were faultless for us but we've been punished for one or two errors."



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonBooked at 10mins
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33KennedyBooked at 73mins
  • 2Rafferty
  • 7VincentiBooked at 86mins
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forBunneyat 74'minutes
  • 24AllenSubstituted forLundat 75'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 9Andrew


  • 5Eastham
  • 8Lund
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney


Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 21HalsteadBooked at 86mins
  • 2TootleBooked at 90mins
  • 15Ellis
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 85mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 17Ogogo
  • 11Kaikai
  • 29Cole
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forBarnettat 84'minutes
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forWhalleyat 76'minutes


  • 6Black
  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 12Brown
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 33Rowley
Seb Stockbridge

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamShrewsbury
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Booking

    Mark Halstead (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Booking

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jordan Clark.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  12. Post update

    Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

  19. Post update

    Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.