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Rochdale 4-1 Southend United

Rochdale
Rochdale have recorded six wins in their last seven League One matches

Rochdale leapfrogged Southend to climb up to eighth place in League One with a comfortable win over the Shrimpers.

Jack Payne dinked a shot over goalkeeper Daniel Bentley to put Southend ahead before veteran forward Grant Holt drilled home an equaliser.

Joe Rafferty's first goal of the season put Dale in front and Jamie Allen made it 3-1 with a long-range drive.

Joe Bunney added a fourth to move Rochdale to within two points of the play-off places.

Phil Brown's Southend slip down to 12th, four points adrift of the top six.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We've reached the point of safety when, 10 games ago, we were looking at getting involved in a relegation fight.

"I was really pleased with the equaliser and then the second half.

"The second-half performance just showed our intent."

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 15Canavan
  • 4McNultyBooked at 56mins
  • 28CampsSubstituted forCannonat 90+1'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 25Rose
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forBunneyat 84'minutes
  • 18Holt
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forVincentiat 71'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 7Vincenti
  • 20Barry-Murphy
  • 23Collis
  • 27Cannon
  • 29Syers
  • 39Bunney

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forWorrallat 75'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 14HurstSubstituted forLozaat 63'minutes
  • 22Deegan
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 25KamaraSubstituted forMcQueenat 63'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza
  • 24O'Neill
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,018

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 4, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 4, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Callum Camps.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 4, Southend United 1. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Donal McDermott.

  14. Booking

    Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jamie Allen.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37235950311974
2Wigan381914564352971
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall371881158431562
6Barnsley381851559481159
7Bradford371610114338558
8Rochdale38169135549657
9Coventry3815111259431656
10Port Vale391511134546-156
11Sheff Utd381510135550555
12Southend381510135049155
13Scunthorpe381411134343053
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon37148155657-150
16Bury381311144861-1350
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield37126194859-1142
19Fleetwood371010174348-540
20Blackpool39109203650-1439
21Oldham36716133650-1437
22Doncaster38910193955-1637
23Colchester38710215087-3731
24Crewe38612204068-2830
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