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Rochdale 3-1 Scunthorpe United

Rochdale moved to within one point of safety in League One after a home win against fellow strugglers Scunthorpe.

Veteran striker Aaron Wilbraham scored twice for the hosts and Kgosi Ntlhe also netted to cancel out Jordan Hallam's strike for Scunthorpe on his League debut.

Rochdale are now 22nd and unbeaten in three games under caretaker boss Brian Barry-Murphy, while Scunthorpe are 18th, two points above the relegation zone.

Rochdale took the lead in the 14th minute after good work from Matt Done, with Wilbraham netting from close range to make it 1-0.

They were not ahead for long, though, as Joe Bunney's mistake allowed Hallam to pounce and score from just inside the area two minutes later.

Rochdale restored their lead after 51 minutes when an initial shot from Ollie Rathbone was blocked but Ntlhe was on hand to fire home from six yards.

The three points were secured when Wilbraham got his second on the hour mark as he headed home a Ryan McLaughlin cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 24Lonergan
  • 6Ebanks-Landell
  • 4McNulty
  • 3NtlheSubstituted forKeohaneat 86'minutes
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 10Camps
  • 14Rathbone
  • 39Bunney
  • 40Henderson
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forAndrewat 79'minutes
  • 16DoneSubstituted forDooleyat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dooley
  • 9Andrew
  • 13Keohane
  • 19Inman
  • 25Adshead
  • 27Hamilton
  • 31Wade

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 4McMahonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forButroidat 45'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 26McGaheyBooked at 27mins
  • 14PerchSubstituted forHammillat 71'minutes
  • 22Sutton
  • 6Ojo
  • 30Hallam
  • 29Wootton
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 5Webster
  • 15Lewis
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt
  • 33Butroid
  • 47Hammill
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,361

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Attempt missed. Jordan Hallam (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Dooley replaces Matt Done.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Harrison McGahey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jimmy Keohane replaces Kgosi Ntlhe because of an injury.

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

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Delay in match Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lewis Butroid.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Adam Hammill replaces James Perch.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Bunney (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Funso Ojo.

Attempt saved. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lewis Butroid.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan McLaughlin with a cross.

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

Foul by Jordan Hallam (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jordan Hallam.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kyle Wootton.

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley392212565283778
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton381910955371867
6Peterborough391610136054658
7Doncaster3815121161501157
8Blackpool391414114341256
9Coventry39168154343056
10Burton391411145346753
11Fleetwood381410144941852
12Gillingham39138185363-1047
13Oxford Utd391113154554-946
14Plymouth391210174961-1246
15Bristol Rovers381112153939045
16Wycombe381111164758-1144
17Accrington371111154054-1444
18Scunthorpe39128194767-2044
19Shrewsbury391013164252-1043
20Southend39126214757-1042
21Walsall39119194261-1942
22Rochdale38118194776-2941
23Wimbledon39116223457-2339
24Bradford39106234367-2436
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