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Rochdale 2-3 Chesterfield

Jay O'Shea
Jay O'Shea has scored six goals for Chesterfield this season

Chesterfield held on to earn a narrow victory at Rochdale in League One, despite Gboly Ariyibi's late dismissal.

Jay O'Shea's placed shot put the visitors ahead, but Ian Henderson levelled with a diving header.

Lee Novak restored the Spireites' lead from Dan Gardner's pass and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake then fired in the third.

Rhys Bennett nodded in to give Dale hope after Ariyibi was sent off for a second act of simulation, but the hosts were unable to find an equaliser.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"As much as I was disappointed with the performance in the first half, the scoreline was retrievable.

"In the second half I thought we started superbly well, we got the equaliser and then we just made silly mistakes in quick succession which led to a 3-1 deficit and it was just too much of a mountain to climb.

"But I still believe in the players, I still believe in what we're trying to do and it was an entertaining game."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27Cannon
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 25RoseBooked at 22minsSubstituted forKennedyat 30'minutes
  • 24AllenSubstituted forBennettat 50'minutes
  • 8LundBooked at 53mins
  • 12McDermottBooked at 46minsSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 76'minutes
  • 7Vincenti
  • 40Henderson
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 3Bennett
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 21Musangu
  • 33Kennedy

Chesterfield

  • 1LeeBooked at 90mins
  • 12O'Neil
  • 16Raglan
  • 4HirdBooked at 35mins
  • 19Donohue
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGardnerat 71'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 2HerdSubstituted forBanksat 65'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 28AriyibiBooked at 86mins
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forDieseruvweat 89'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 18Harrison
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Simons
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 27Maguire
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,965

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 2, Chesterfield 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Chesterfield 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  6. Booking

    Thomas Lee (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 2, Chesterfield 3. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

  12. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

  13. Post update

    Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  15. Post update

    Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 3. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1, Chesterfield 2. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Dan Gardner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Donal McDermott.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Jay O'Shea.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton24163532191351
2Gillingham26155651321950
3Walsall24146440221848
4Coventry25138446242247
5Wigan25128538241444
6Peterborough25124952381440
7Millwall25114103835337
8Southend2510783334-137
9Sheff Utd2410683934536
10Port Vale2510692927236
11Rochdale259793430434
12Doncaster259793133-234
13Bradford239772426-234
14Bury249693337-433
15Scunthorpe2595112831-332
16Swindon2594123741-431
17Chesterfield2693143643-730
18Barnsley2483133441-727
19Fleetwood2475123234-226
20Shrewsbury2575133142-1126
21Blackpool2574142134-1325
22Oldham2431292638-1221
23Colchester2556143459-2521
24Crewe2455142344-2120
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