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Rochdale 0-1 Millwall

Lee Gregory scored Millwall's only goal against Rochdale as they earned a fifth straight away win in League One.

Gregory converted from close range in the second half after the home defenders failed to clear the ball.

Rochdale should have been awarded a penalty in the first half when Shaun Williams clipped Ian Henderson.

Midfielder Callum Camps had an early effort saved by Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer and Gregory could have had a second but his lob sailed wide.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"A draw would have been a fair result. In the first half we had good opportunities and we should have had a penalty, but sometimes you just don't get that fortune.

"We're all unhappy with the result and fans have got to make their own judgements on everything. It's up to me to select the side to actually play against any opposition and that's the sword that I fall on.

"The fans aren't stupid, they're quite intelligent and they'll see that we've done enough today to get something from the game."

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

"Obviously delighted with the result. I thought it was a very even game, keenly contested.

"It certainly wasn't pretty. The guys really had to dig in and roll their sleeves up.

"You could argue it's one of the most important wins of the season.

"They could easily not have put in that level of performance on this pitch in these conditions after a horrendous journey yesterday."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonSubstituted forAlessandraat 71'minutes
  • 6LancashireBooked at 10mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 4McNulty
  • 2Rafferty
  • 39BunneySubstituted forMendez-Laingat 71'minutes
  • 28Camps
  • 24Allen
  • 40HendersonBooked at 50mins
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forVincentiat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 8Lund
  • 10Alessandra
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 23Collis
  • 25Rose
  • 29Syers

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 27Romeo
  • 15NelsonBooked at 50mins
  • 17Webster
  • 3MartinBooked at 57mins
  • 25Wallace
  • 26Abdou
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 76mins
  • 8Upson
  • 9GregorySubstituted forMarquisat 86'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 14Marquis
  • 18Ferguson
  • 22O'Brien
  • 24Thompson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,882

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away15
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Millwall 1.

  3. Post update

    Ed Upson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Millwall).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Martin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. John Marquis replaces Lee Gregory.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

  17. Post update

    Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Martin (Millwall).