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Rochdale 4-0 Swindon Town

Tim Sherwood tasted League One defeat for the first time since taking over as Swindon's director of football as Rochdale cruised to a 4-0 victory.

Following their midweek exit from the FA Cup at the hands of non-league Eastleigh, Sherwood took a place in the directors box as the Robins slipped up at the Crown Oil Arena.

John Goddard and Anton Rodgers both saw efforts kept out by Dale goalkeeper Conrad Logan before the visitors fell behind in the 29th minute to Joe Bunney's precise header.

And the contest was effectively decided during an eleven-minute spell after the break during which Swindon shipped three goals.

Matt Lund doubled Dale's lead in the 55th minute when he fired into the roof of the net from close range and then substitute Steve Davies slotted home the third two minutes later.

Davies was brought down by Lloyd Jones to earn a penalty in the 66th minute and the former Blackpool frontman slotted home his second from the spot.

Robins goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux averted further embarrassment when he saved twice from Ian Henderson in the closing stages.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 18KeaneSubstituted forMcGaheyat 45+2'minutes
  • 4McNulty
  • 39BunneyBooked at 30mins
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 14RathboneBooked at 22minsSubstituted forHendersonat 74'minutes
  • 8Lund
  • 10Camps
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Noble-LazarusSubstituted forDaviesat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Tanser
  • 6McGahey
  • 19Davies
  • 28Morley
  • 29Odelusi
  • 40Henderson

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 20Furlong
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 54mins
  • 28Jones
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 5RodgersBooked at 25minsSubstituted forIandoloat 68'minutes
  • 15Smith
  • 7Doughty
  • 10GoddardBooked at 31mins
  • 27BarrySubstituted forNorrisat 53'minutes
  • 9ObikaSubstituted forDelfounesoat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 18Evans
  • 22Murray
  • 23Delfouneso
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
2,196

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 4, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 4, Swindon Town 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town).

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Swindon Town).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Norris.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

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

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Joe Thompson (Rochdale).

Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tom Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Tom Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Ian Henderson replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ellis Iandolo replaces Anton Rodgers.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 4, Swindon Town 0. Steve Davies (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Rochdale. Steve Davies draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Smith (Swindon Town).

Joe Thompson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe18124238162240
2Sheff Utd17104332201234
3Bolton18104422121034
4Bradford188822617932
5Peterborough188552819929
6Wimbledon187652822627
7Rochdale188372322127
8Bristol Rovers187652627-127
9Southend187562526-126
10Fleetwood187472624225
11Port Vale187472227-525
12Northampton186662826224
13Millwall177372929024
14Charlton175842017323
15Gillingham186572631-523
16Oxford Utd186482223-122
17Walsall175752224-222
18Bury1862102634-820
19Coventry184771622-619
20Swindon185491927-819
21MK Dons184682126-518
22Oldham18378919-1016
23Shrewsbury1835101931-1214
24Chesterfield1833121830-1212
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