Rochdale chalked up a third successive win with a well-deserved victory at out-of-sorts Hartlepool.
Keith Hill's side dominated at Victoria Park, goals from Gary Jones and Craig Dawson making it nine points from nine.
Dale took the lead on 23 minutes when Nicky Adams' angled ball into the area was met by the on-rushing Jones, who fired his 18th goal of the season.
From Adams' corner 11 minutes after the break, Dawson then sealed victory, with an unstoppable low shot from 20 yards.
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Friday, 25 March 2011
Npower League One
06 Horwood yellow card
12 Yantorno (McSweeney 70)
23 Larkin (Behan 64)
36 Donaldson (Boyd 64)
13 fon Williams
26 Dawson yellow card
16 Atkinson (Thompson 85)
14 Akpa Akpro,
Ref: BrownAtt: 3,081
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+3:04 The referee brings the game to a close.
90:00+2:47 Shot by Adam Boyd. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
90:00+1:03 Unfair challenge on Joe Gamble by Matt Done results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.
89:51 Evan Horwood takes a inswinging corner.
89:25 Denis Behan has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
88:39 Inswinging corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line played to the near post, Joe Thompson makes a clearance.
88:21 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Chris O'Grady.
88:02 Outswinging corner taken by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line, clearance by Chris O'Grady.
87:36 Leon McSweeney takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
87:19 Shot by Adam Boyd. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
86:40 Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Scott Flinders makes a save.
84:30 Substitution Joe Thompson is brought on as a substitute for Will Atkinson.
84:07 Effort from outside the area by Adam Boyd goes wide right of the goal.
81:36 Denis Behan challenges Craig Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.
79:26 Jason Kennedy challenges Leon McSweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood crosses the ball from the free kick
left-footed from right channel, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
77:19 Gary Liddle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
76:02 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Leon McSweeney from the left by-line to the near post, Jason Kennedy manages to make
75:25 Inswinging corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, save by Owain Fon Williams.
74:47 A cross is delivered by Andy Monkhouse, save by Owain Fon Williams.
73:37 Centre by Nicky Adams, Steven Haslam makes a clearance.
71:11 Jason Kennedy fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Dawson.
69:45 Substitution Leon McSweeney replaces Fabian Yantorno.
69:31 Adam Boyd has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
66:45 Gary Liddle fouled by Craig Dawson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Fabian Yantorno from left
wing, Sam Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Williams. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
66:45 Booking Craig Dawson receives a yellow card.
65:39 The ball is crossed by Fabian Yantorno.
63:06 Substitution Denis Behan is brought on as a substitute for Colin Larkin.
63:06 Substitution Adam Boyd comes on in place of Ryan Donaldson.
62:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Holness on Fabian Yantorno. Fabian Yantorno has a direct shot on goal from the free
61:26 Foul by Chris O'Grady on Sam Collins, free kick awarded. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
59:08 Will Atkinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
56:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Donaldson on Craig Dawson. Free kick taken by Scott Wiseman.
55:09 Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams, the assist for the goal came from Nicky Adams.
55:09 GOAL - Craig Dawson:Hartlepool 0 - 2 Rochdale Craig Dawson fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 0-2 Rochdale.
54:20 The ball is swung over by Scott Wiseman, clearance made by Peter Hartley.
53:23 Foul by Evan Horwood on Nicky Adams, free kick awarded. Scott Wiseman takes the direct free kick.
53:23 Booking The referee books Evan Horwood for unsporting behaviour.
52:32 Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Sam Collins gets a block in.
52:04 Shot from 12 yards from Gary Jones. Steven Haslam makes a clearance.
50:56 Will Atkinson is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
47:39 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Sam Collins.
47:16 Nicky Adams has an effort at goal. Blocked by Sam Collins.
46:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Haslam on Matt Done. Nicky Adams crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from
left wing, clearance made by Ryan Donaldson.
45:28 Corner taken by Fabian Yantorno played to the near post, Robbie Williams manages to make a clearance.
45:01 The second half begins.
45:00+1:16 The half-time whistle blows.
45:00+0:50 Steven Haslam fouled by Will Atkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.
Correction - 44:50 Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris O'Grady goes wide right of the target.
44:50 Shot from outside the box by Chris O'Grady goes wide right of the target.
43:08 Effort on goal by Andy Monkhouse from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
42:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Collins by Chris O'Grady. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
42:00 The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood.
41:23 Corner taken by Evan Horwood, clearance by Marcus Holness.
37:36 Matt Done crosses the ball, comfortable save by Scott Flinders.
36:48 Evan Horwood produces a cross, comfortable save by Owain Fon Williams.
33:49 Ryan Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Done. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Holness.
30:31 Shot from just outside the box by Joe Gamble goes over the bar.
28:20 Nicky Adams delivers the ball, save by Scott Flinders.
24:24 Centre by Gary Jones, clearance made by Evan Horwood.
23:37 Andy Monkhouse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
22:11 Nicky Adams provided the assist for the goal.
22:11 GOAL - Gary Jones:Hartlepool 0 - 1 Rochdale Goal scored by Gary Jones from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Rochdale.
18:15 Andy Monkhouse has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
16:09 Corner taken by Fabian Yantorno, clearance by Craig Dawson.
15:33 Robbie Williams has an effort at goal. Save by Scott Flinders.
13:58 Shot from just outside the box by Sam Collins misses to the left of the target.
13:25 Unfair challenge on Joe Gamble by Chris O'Grady results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Haslam.
12:21 Shot by Fabian Yantorno from 20 yards. Blocked by Craig Dawson.
9:24 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.
4:26 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Fabian Yantorno, Robbie Williams manages to make a clearance.
3:19 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Colin Larkin played to the near post, Sam Collins takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon
2:58 Andy Monkhouse produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.
2:49 The ball is sent over by Ryan Donaldson, Marcus Holness manages to make a clearance.
0:58 The official flags Andy Monkhouse offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
0:29 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicky Adams. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
0:00 The game begins.
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