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Rochdale 2-3 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town twice came from behind to earn a victory away at Rochdale.

The home side edged ahead five minutes before the break when Stephen Dooley's corner was headed home by Aaron Wilbraham.

Fleetwood started the second half well and were level within nine minutes of the restart, Paddy Madden pouncing after Ched Evans' header was saved by Robert Sanchez.

Wilbraham had his second of the afternoon, restoring the home side's lead on the hour mark, but Dale were pegged back once again just five minutes later.

Substitute Kyle Dempsey sent a shot goalward from distance and seeing his effort squeeze through a crowded penalty area and ricochet off Wilbraham for an unfortunate own goal.

There was a long stoppage in play when Rhys Norrington-Davies collided with Billy Crellin, with both players down for a lengthy spell and eventually Norrington-Davies was stretchered off.

All Dale's subs were on the field by that point and as the 10 men adjusted, Fleetwood broke forward and took the lead for the first time in the game in the 89th minute as Wes Burns swept home the late winner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'ConnellBooked at 90mins
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 13Keohane
  • 20RyanSubstituted forRathboneat 61'minutes
  • 8Williams
  • 7DooleySubstituted forAndrewat 78'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 16DoneSubstituted forBaahat 66'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 12Lynch
  • 14Rathbone
  • 21Magloire
  • 22Baah
  • 36Gillam
  • 37Tavares

Fleetwood

  • 31Crellin
  • 2CoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Souttar
  • 3Andrew
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forBurnsat 64'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forMcAlenyat 75'minutes
  • 27BigginsSubstituted forDempseyat 65'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 17Madden

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 4Clarke
  • 7Burns
  • 8Dempsey
  • 10McAleny
  • 32Saunders
  • 33Hill
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,167

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Fleetwood Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Fleetwood Town 3.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ched Evans following a fast break.

Offside, Rochdale. Luke Matheson tries a through ball, but Kwadwo Baah is caught offside.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Luke Matheson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ched Evans.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paddy Madden with a cross.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwadwo Baah (Rochdale).

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by M.J. Williams.

Booking

Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

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

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

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Fleetwood Town 3. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Booking

Kwadwo Baah (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Stephen Dooley.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by William Crellin.

Attempt saved. Kwadwo Baah (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Rathbone.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Josh Morris.

Offside, Rochdale. Stephen Dooley tries a through ball, but Jimmy Keohane is caught offside.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by M.J. Williams.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Andrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Kwadwo Baah replaces Matt Done.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Fleetwood Town 2. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Kyle Dempsey replaces Harrison Biggins.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Jack Sowerby.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke Matheson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale).

goal

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