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Swindon Town 3-0 Rochdale

Swindon belied their lowly position by bringing Rochdale's winning streak to a juddering halt with a 3-0 win at the County Ground.

First-half strikes from Darnell Furlong and Nathan Delfouneso put Swindon in control before Dale striker Ian Henderson missed a penalty.

Joseph Bunney was needlessly sent off for the visitors before Nathan Thompson sealed Swindon's victory.

Furlong fired Swindon ahead after 24 minutes when Rochdale failed to clear his free-kick and the defender drifted into the box, where the ball landed at his feet and he finished into the bottom corner.

Delfouneso stretched Swindon's lead in the 32nd minute when Conor Thomas' clever pass caught Rochdale square and the former Aston Villa and England Under-21 striker ran clear to calmly slot past Josh Lillis.

Rochdale were handed a lifeline 55 seconds into the second half when Johnny Goddard fouled Joe Rafferty but Lawrence Vigouroux saved Henderson's spot-kick.

Bunney was sent off in the 72nd minute for an off-the-ball tangle with Furlong, before Thompson completed the scoring by touching in Thomas' free-kick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 20FurlongBooked at 72mins
  • 4Thomas
  • 2Thompson
  • 11Brophy
  • 5Rodgers
  • 15Smith
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forBarryat 68'minutes
  • 22MurraySubstituted forNorrisat 68'minutes
  • 14IandoloSubstituted forEvansat 81'minutes
  • 23DelfounesoBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 12Henry
  • 18Evans
  • 27Barry
  • 30Georgaklis
  • 32Ouldridge
  • 33Norris
  • 36Twine

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Canavan
  • 18KeaneBooked at 48mins
  • 39BunneyBooked at 72mins
  • 8LundSubstituted forOdelusiat 64'minutes
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forCannonat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 10CampsBooked at 77mins
  • 9AndrewBooked at 52mins
  • 40Henderson
  • 11Mendez-LaingSubstituted forRathboneat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McGahey
  • 12McDermott
  • 14Rathbone
  • 25Logan
  • 27Cannon
  • 28Morley
  • 29Odelusi
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
6,048

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Rochdale 0.

Conor Thomas (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Norris.

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

Attempt missed. James Brophy (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Sanmi Odelusi (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Conor Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jake Evans replaces Ellis Iandolo.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Rochdale 0. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from long range on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darnell Furlong following a set piece situation.

Booking

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Booking

Callum Camps (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tom Smith (Swindon Town).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Dismissal

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Booking

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Bradley Barry replaces John Goddard.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Sean Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Matthew Lund.

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Sean Murray (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Tom Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe1484229151428
2Bradford14671169725
3Bolton147431510525
4Sheff Utd137332114724
5Rochdale146351816221
6Port Vale146351719-221
7Peterborough145542417720
8Bury146262220220
9Wimbledon145542018220
10Bristol Rovers135532120120
11Fleetwood135441916319
12Northampton144642019118
13Oxford Utd145361516-118
14Walsall134541720-317
15Charlton133731613316
16MK Dons144461920-116
17Swindon144461517-216
18Gillingham144462026-616
19Southend144461424-1016
20Millwall134362125-415
21Oldham14365915-615
22Chesterfield133371618-212
23Coventry132651016-612
24Shrewsbury142481324-1110
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