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Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Rochdale

Ian Henderson scored two late goals as Rochdale ended a run of seven League One games without a win by beating Doncaster.

The home side had the best chances but it was Dale who took the lead when Henderson struck home from 20 yards.

The forward sealed the victory deep into stoppage time when he tapped in from close range after Donal McDermott had set up the chance.

Victory sees Rochdale move up to 13th, while Rovers remain in 16th.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's a perfect result, I wouldn't say it was a perfect performance over 90 minutes.

"There was perfection within that performance but the end result is really important for us.

"I think there were a few questioning our ability this season."

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 3-5-2

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 38Alcock
  • 6Butler
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 37MattioniSubstituted forStewartat 87'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 29Middleton
  • 22Grant
  • 3Evina
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 8mins
  • 14TysonSubstituted forAndersonat 57'minutesSubstituted forN'Guessanat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Forrester
  • 15N'Guessan
  • 23Marosi
  • 25Anderson
  • 27Stewart
  • 32Whitehouse
  • 34Davies

Rochdale

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 44Castro Pereira
  • 27CannonBooked at 23mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 33Kennedy
  • 12McDermott
  • 28CampsSubstituted forRoseat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Bennett
  • 40HendersonBooked at 34mins
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forAndrewat 62'minutes
  • 39BunneySubstituted forMendez-Laingat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 17Tanser
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 25Rose
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
6,125

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Rochdale 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Rochdale 2. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Donal McDermott.

  4. Booking

    Michael Rose (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  7. Post update

    Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Michael Rose replaces Callum Camps.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron Stewart replaces Felipe Mattioni.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Donal McDermott.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Felipe Mattioni (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Joe Bunney.

  19. Post update

    Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).