League One
RochdaleRochdale3ColchesterColchester United1
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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Macauley Bonne (Colchester United).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United).