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Rochdale 1-2 Blackpool

Blackpool increased the threat of relegation facing Keith Hill's Rochdale side with victory at the Crown Oil Arena.

The home side had the better of the first-half exchanges without testing debutant Blackpool goalkeeper Christoffer Mafoumbi, one of six changes to Gary Bowyer's line-up.

Colin Daniel was inches away from opening the scoring at the start of the second half with a 25-yard effort which bounced awkwardly in front of Josh Lillis but flew wide.

Viv Soloman-Otabar tested Lillis with a straightforward effort, but the away side's pressure told when they took the lead in the 54th minute.

Nathan Delfueneso held the ball up well with his back to goal, turning sharply away from two Dale defenders and drifting wide of Lillis before side-footing in from close range.

And Blackpool's second came in the 67th minute when substitute Jay Spearing's corner was headed home by Kelvin Mellor.

Mark Kitching pulled one back for Dale at the death but it was too little, too late for the home side, who remain second bottom and six points from safety.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 6McGaheySubstituted forThompsonat 69'minutes
  • 29Daniels
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 16Done
  • 10Camps
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes
  • 27Cannon
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forInmanat 64'minutes
  • 32Kitching
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 11Williams
  • 15Thompson
  • 17Inman
  • 18Keane
  • 22Moore
  • 25Adshead

Blackpool

  • 37MafoumbiBooked at 60mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forWilmer-Andertonat 76'minutes
  • 24CookeSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 77'minutes
  • 14RyanBooked at 4minsSubstituted forSpearingat 65'minutes
  • 15Longstaff
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 23Daniel

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 12Wilmer-Anderton
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 26Allsop
  • 27Quigley
  • 32Roache
  • 44Spearing
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,165

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Blackpool 2.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Blackpool 2. Mark Kitching (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Nick Anderton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt saved. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Joe Thompson.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Callum Cooke.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nick Anderton replaces Oliver Turton because of an injury.

Delay in match Oliver Turton (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Williams replaces Calvin Andrew.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Thompson replaces Harrison McGahey.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Blackpool 2. Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Donervon Daniels (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jay Spearing replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bradden Inman replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Mark Kitching (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Booking

Christoffer Mafoumbi (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Peterborough2611694337639
9Charlton2510783232037
10Oxford Utd269894139235
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Fleetwood2696113640-433
13Blackpool2688103437-332
14Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
15Gillingham2671092729-231
16Plymouth2687112634-831
17Southend2687113042-1231
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2677123948-928
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2665152046-2623
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2545161938-1917
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