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Rochdale 3-2 Scunthorpe United

Ollie Rathbone scored Rochdale's second goal six minutes into the second half
Ollie Rathbone scored Rochdale's second goal six minutes into the second half

League One leaders Scunthorpe United suffered their third defeat of the season as Rochdale held on to win at Spotland.

The Iron scored twice in the last 10 minutes to make a contest of it, but they left themselves with too much to do, having fallen 3-0 down midway through the second half.

The visitors were fortunate to go in only a goal down at half-time, a Dale lead deservedly earned in the 41st minute when Joe Thompson side-footed home Joe Bunney's delivery.

But Rochdale had also seen an Ian Henderson finish ruled out for handball, while Iron goalkeeper Luke Daniels had brilliantly saved Harrison McGahey's shot.

Keith Hill's team doubled their lead in the 53rd minute through Ollie Rathbone and appeared to have made the result safe when substitute Calvin Andrew made it three with 15 minutes remaining.

Substitute Tom Hopper's 81st-minute close-range finish offered Scunthorpe a glimmer of hope.

Graham Alexander's men then set up a tense finale when Josh Morris' free-kick was side-footed home by Neal Bishop shortly afterwards, but Rochdale hung on for a deserved victory.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNulty
  • 39Bunney
  • 8Lund
  • 10Camps
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forCannonat 88'minutes
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forAndrewat 60'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 90minsSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 90+4'minutes
  • 15Thompson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Canavan
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 16Noble-Lazarus
  • 27Cannon
  • 28Morley

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Wallace
  • 20Goode
  • 22TownsendSubstituted forMantomat 67'minutes
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 17mins
  • 8Dawson
  • 11Morris
  • 9Madden
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forHopperat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 33Clarke
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,445

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 2.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Ian Henderson.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 2. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 0. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

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

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Kevin van Veen.

Foul by Joe Thompson (Rochdale).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Conor Townsend.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe21135343202344
2Sheff Utd21125438221641
3Bolton20124424121240
4Bradford219932718936
5Rochdale2110383027333
6Peterborough2095633231032
7Fleetwood219573327632
8Southend218762928131
9Bristol Rovers218673337-430
10Wimbledon217863025529
11Charlton2061042619728
12Millwall208483232028
13Northampton217683130127
14Oxford Utd217682525027
15Port Vale217682632-627
16Gillingham207582932-326
17Walsall216872430-626
18MK Dons216692630-424
19Swindon2165102132-1123
20Bury2162133042-1220
21Coventry2147101828-1019
22Oldham203981222-1018
23Chesterfield2153132639-1318
24Shrewsbury2146112034-1418
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