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Rochdale 3-0 Bury

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's brace secured a comfortable victory for Rochdale over local rivals Bury in League One.

Dale opened the scoring when Mendez-Laing pounced on a loose ball from Ian Henderson's blocked effort.

Mendez-Laing then nipped in between Ian Lawlor and Peter Clarke to double his tally and Rochdale's lead.

Former Bury defender Ashley Eastham wrapped up the three points when he leapt highest in the Shakers' box to head Michael Rose's corner past Lawlor.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We wanted more penetration and we got it today. I think the game should have been put to bed before half time with the chances we created.

"I think it was all about control of the ball today.

"The plan worked but the players, more importantly, put in some practice and that's what pleases me most."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's been a real tough week. I've got players out there who physically weren't really prepared for the game.

"It didn't look right and it didn't feel right.

"We've got to get the right bodies in now and make sure we've got enough covering in every position to get over the line."

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 8LundSubstituted forBennettat 90+1'minutes
  • 25Rose
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forBunneyat 80'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forCampsat 74'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 7Vincenti
  • 23Collis
  • 28Camps
  • 31Bell
  • 34Hooper
  • 39Bunney

Bury

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Lawlor
  • 14Jones
  • 5Clarke
  • 40Brown
  • 22PughBooked at 57mins
  • 25GardnerBooked at 26minsSubstituted forClareat 61'minutes
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forHusseyat 45'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 10Mayor
  • 19Soares
  • 15LoweSubstituted forRoseat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 20Burgess
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy
  • 43Clare
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
4,538

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBury
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Bury 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Bury 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Matthew Lund because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sean Clare (Bury).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

  11. Post update

    Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sean Clare (Bury).

  13. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Donal McDermott.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Jones (Bury) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36225946311571
2Wigan361714559342565
3Gillingham361881063432062
4Walsall351711754371762
5Millwall361781157431459
6Bradford361610104337658
7Coventry3615101158401855
8Barnsley36174155748955
9Port Vale371510124441355
10Southend36159124844454
11Sheff Utd361410125247552
12Rochdale36149134846251
13Scunthorpe36149134242051
14Swindon35147145553249
15Bury36139144558-1348
16Peterborough36136176059145
17Shrewsbury36128164454-1044
18Chesterfield36125194758-1141
19Fleetwood351010154345-240
20Doncaster36910173749-1237
21Blackpool3698193347-1435
22Oldham34616123347-1434
23Crewe36612183763-2630
24Colchester36610204584-3928
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