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Bury 0-2 Rochdale

Rochdale's Ian Henderson scores
Dale's veteran striker Ian Henderson volleyed in his 18th goal of the season

Rochdale moved to within a point of safety with a win at League One relegation rivals Bury.

Ryan Delaney headed in a 30th-minute opener before Ian Henderson doubled Dale's lead after 43 minutes.

Neil Danns missed a 62nd-minute penalty as rock-bottom Bury slumped to their fifth straight defeat, leaving them 12 points adrift with six games left.

Henderson fired wide before Dale took a deserved lead as Irish defender Delaney headed home from Brad Inman's corner.

Bury replied with Danny Mayor firing straight at Josh Lillis, but Dale went straight up the other end and Calvin Andrew helped the ball on for Henderson to volley inside the far post from a tight angle.

The striker almost scored again as his header was tipped over by Connor Ripley just after half-time.

Bury were presented with a way back into the match when Zeli Ismail's cut-back struck Jim McNulty's arm in the area, but Danns dragged the spot-kick almost a yard wide.

Lillis then made a fine save to deny Harry Bunn as Dale made it back-to-back wins after beating promotion-chasing Shrewsbury on Friday.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Ripley
  • 28Cooney
  • 5Thompson
  • 36Clarke
  • 23Skarz
  • 24Styles
  • 31Danns
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forO'Sheaat 78'minutes
  • 4TutteSubstituted forBunnat 45'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 19MillerSubstituted forHansonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 14Edwards
  • 25Dai
  • 26O'Shea
  • 30Ince
  • 32Hanson
  • 33Bunn

Rochdale

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNulty
  • 21Delaney
  • 16Done
  • 10CampsSubstituted forNtlheat 73'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 14Rathbone
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forHumphrysat 79'minutes
  • 17InmanSubstituted forWisemanat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Humphrys
  • 12Wiseman
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 31Hart
  • 33Dobre
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,628

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Rochdale 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bury).

  4. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Peter Clarke (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Callum Styles (Bury).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jay O'Shea (Bury).

  13. Post update

    Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Ryan Cooney (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Humphrys (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Humphrys replaces Calvin Andrew.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn392410574363882
2Shrewsbury40249755332281
3Wigan38248672254780
4Rotherham402061465491666
5Peterborough4016131163491461
6Charlton391710125347661
7Portsmouth40194175148361
8Scunthorpe401515105748960
9Plymouth39179135147460
10Bristol Rovers40166185660-454
11Bradford38165174956-753
12Southend401411154959-1053
13Fleetwood40149175357-451
14Doncaster381213134745249
15Gillingham391213144347-449
16Blackpool401114154652-647
17Oxford Utd391210175561-646
18Walsall391111174758-1144
19Oldham381110175266-1443
20Wimbledon39119193750-1342
21MK Dons401012184054-1442
22Rochdale38914154046-641
23Northampton411010213669-3340
24Bury4079243261-2930
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