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Rochdale 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Ian Henderson's 62nd-minute header handed Rochdale a 1-0 win over former boss John Coleman and his Accrington Stanley side.

Coleman managed Dale from January 2012 for 12 months and this was his first time back at Spotland.

His team had the better of the first-half chances, Dan Barlaser testing Josh Lillis in the opening minute and the Dale goalkeeper making a terrific double save to deny striker Billy Kee later on.

Jordan Clark also struck a shot into the side-netting having raced in behind the home defence, while Sean McConville was close to picking Dale's pocket when he snuck in at the back post only to be denied by Lillis.

Barlaser blasted over the crossbar at the start of the second half but the home team went close themselves when Joe Rafferty's shot only just cleared the woodwork.

The deadlock was broken just after the hour when Henderson's run across the face of goal was not tracked and he glanced Matt Done's corner beyond Connor Ripley in the Stanley goal.

Dale went close again through Calvin Andrew but, in the end, Henderson's goal proved enough.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 72mins
  • 5DelaneyBooked at 41mins
  • 16Done
  • 7Dooley
  • 10Camps
  • 25AdsheadSubstituted forPerkinsat 77'minutes
  • 19InmanSubstituted forAndrewat 53'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 8Williams
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Rathbone
  • 17Perkins
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 24Norman

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2JohnsonSubstituted forMingoiaat 85'minutes
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 3Hughes
  • 24Wilmer-Anderton
  • 7Clark
  • 26Barlaser
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forFinleyat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11McConville
  • 9ZanzalaSubstituted forHallat 85'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 10Hall
  • 14Finley
  • 15Sykes
  • 22Mingoia
  • 23Scott
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
3,497

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. M.J. Williams replaces Jordan Williams.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Hall (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by David Perkins (Rochdale).

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Perkins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Connor Hall (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Williams (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Piero Mingoia replaces Callum Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Connor Hall replaces Offrande Zanzala.

Foul by Stephen Dooley (Rochdale).

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Rochdale).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. David Perkins replaces Daniel Adshead.

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Booking

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sam Finley replaces Seamus Conneely.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Done with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Bradden Inman.

Attempt missed. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth18125130151541
2Sunderland18107135161937
3Barnsley18105332151735
4Luton19105435211435
5Peterborough19105435241135
6Charlton189452921831
7Blackpool188732316731
8Doncaster198562826229
9Coventry198562120129
10Accrington197752122-128
11Walsall197662126-527
12Wycombe196762727025
13Fleetwood196672521424
14Burton187382325-224
15Southend1972102326-323
16Rochdale196582534-923
17Shrewsbury195682125-421
18Scunthorpe195682940-1121
19Gillingham1953112733-618
20Oxford Utd194692129-818
21Bristol Rovers1945101619-317
22Plymouth1944112135-1416
23Wimbledon1942131429-1514
24Bradford1942131532-1714
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