Match ends, Gillingham 2, Rochdale 0.
Gillingham extended their unbeaten home record in League One this season with a tight victory over Rochdale.
The hosts took the lead when Bradley Dack tucked home his 10th of the season from six yards, latching onto a ball from Dominic Samuel.
Dale's Callum Camps and Donal McDermott both forced Gills keeper Stuart Nelson into smart saves in response.
James Hooper had an effort turned onto the crossbar as Dale pressed but Deji Oshilaja secured Gills' win late on.
Justin Edinburgh's side had lost two of their previous three games in the league but victory takes them to within a point of leaders Coventry.
Rochdale created chances throughout the game but the defeat means they have won just once in their last nine league outings and sit 14th.
- 50OshilajaBooked at 41mins
- 15MorrisSubstituted forLoftat 70'minutes
- 16OsadebeSubstituted forDickensonat 63'minutes
- 17DonnellyBooked at 67mins
- 44Castro Pereira
- 6LancashireBooked at 90mins
- 33KennedySubstituted forRoseat 65'minutes
- 2RaffertySubstituted forMendez-Laingat 45'minutes
- 28CampsBooked at 12mins
- 12McDermottSubstituted forHooperat 54'minutes
- 9AndrewBooked at 88mins
- Stuart Attwell
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Rochdale 0.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.
Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.
Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).
Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Bradley Dack.
Goal! Gillingham 2, Rochdale 0. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Michael Rose.
Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.
Attempt saved. James Hooper (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).
Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.