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Rochdale 2-1 Blackpool

Rochdale finally broke the resistance of 10-man Blackpool as Ian Henderson's 89th-minute goal handed the home side victory.

Dale took the lead in the 19th minute when Henderson's cross was turned goalward by Matty Gillam, goalkeeper Mark Howard parrying his shot into the path of Ollie Rathbone who stroked home.

Jordan Thompson struck the foot of the post with an edge-of-the-area drive but his afternoon ended on the half-hour when he was dismissed for reacting to a Callum Camps challenge.

Nevertheless, the Seasiders were level in the 35th minute. Dale struggled to handle a pacy run down the inside right channel from Armand Gnanduillet and his square pass was fired into the net by Michael Nottingham.

It was backs to the wall for Blackpool after the break, Matt Done's effort clipping the woodwork and Howard preventing Camps' rising shot finding the roof of the net with a fine one-handed save.

But when Henderson collected Brad Inman's pass with a minute to go, he kept a cool head to slip a neat finish past the Blackpool stopper.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 8Williams
  • 5Delaney
  • 16Done
  • 25AdsheadSubstituted forInmanat 65'minutes
  • 10CampsBooked at 31mins
  • 14Rathbone
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forAndrewat 66'minutes
  • 36GillamSubstituted forNtlheat 45'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 9Andrew
  • 17Perkins
  • 19Inman

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Howard
  • 12Nottingham
  • 6Heneghan
  • 5O'ConnorBooked at 77mins
  • 27Bola
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 30mins
  • 8Spearing
  • 25GuySubstituted forBunneyat 81'minutes
  • 24FeeneySubstituted forPritchardat 72'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Taylor
  • 26Davies
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
4,006

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home30
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 2, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Blackpool 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. John O'Sullivan replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 2, Blackpool 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradden Inman.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  15. Post update

    Paudie O'Connor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Paudie O'Connor.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Bunney replaces Callum Guy.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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