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Rochdale 3-1 Colchester United

Donal McDermott
Donal McDermott fired Rochdale ahead to help them on their way to an 8th league win of the season

Rochdale came from behind to inflict a seventh straight league defeat on bottom club Colchester.

Captain Chris Porter volleyed the visitors into the lead before Ian Henderson converted a spot-kick after Porter was penalised for a foul on Peter Vincenti.

Rochdale took the lead when Donal McDermott fired an effort underneath Colchester keeper Jamie Jones.

Dale sealed the points when Olly Lancashire poked in from close range.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Swindon v Rochdale

"It was a hard grind today. It was a no-win situation for us today as we were expected to win, but I have a lot of respect for Colchester and the way they play.

"I think the team's a very good team that scores goals, so it's a very good three points today.

"Donal McDermott was very good. There's a little bit of inconsistency with Donal, but I'm happy to nurture him and give him an opportunity. I think if we do, we'll get some real good product out of him."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 44Castro Pereira
  • 25Rose
  • 4McNulty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 27Cannon
  • 8Lund
  • 28Camps
  • 12McDermott
  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Andrew
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 20Barry-Murphy
  • 33Kennedy
  • 34Hooper
  • 39Bunney

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 3BriggsBooked at 67mins
  • 6Elokobi
  • 24Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 8Gilbey
  • 31HarriottBooked at 56mins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forSordellat 65'minutesSubstituted forBonneat 72'minutes
  • 10Moncur
  • 11MasseySubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 65'minutes
  • 9Porter

Substitutes

  • 15Kent
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 33Parish
  • 45Sordell
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,205

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home6
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Colchester United 1.

Hand ball by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Macauley Bonne (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

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

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

(Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United).

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Donal McDermott.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Marvin Sordell because of an injury.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Booking

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dion Sembie-Ferris replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Marvin Sordell replaces Joe Edwards.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Colchester United 1. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Calvin Andrew.

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton22143530191145
2Gillingham22125542281441
3Coventry22117439231640
4Walsall20116335191639
5Wigan22107531201137
6Peterborough22104847341334
7Southend219752923634
8Bradford219752320334
9Sheff Utd229673430433
10Bury229673334-133
11Millwall219483131031
12Port Vale218672724330
13Rochdale228682826230
14Swindon2284103235-328
15Doncaster227782631-528
16Scunthorpe2283112529-427
17Blackpool2274111928-925
18Chesterfield2272132537-1223
19Fleetwood2164112830-222
20Shrewsbury2264122733-622
21Barnsley2263132838-1021
22Oldham2131172333-1020
23Crewe2255122237-1520
24Colchester2255123355-2220
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