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Exeter 4-1 Rochdale

Venue: St James Park Date: Saturday, 20 December Kick-off: 1500 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Devon 990 MW from 1600 GMT

Exeter recorded a resounding win over 10-man Rochdale to further enhance their League Two play-off credentials.

Steve Basham tapped into an empty net to put the home side in front.

Scott Wiseman then hauled Ryan Harley down in the box and the Dale defender was given his marching orders before Basham tucked in the penalty.

Craig McAllister added two more with a brilliant solo effort and a simple finish, while Clark Keltie's late penalty was no more than a consolation.

Exeter: Jones, Tully, Seaborne, Edwards, Moxey, Saunders (Sercombe 82), Gill, Panther, Harley, Basham (Stewart 62), Stansfield (McAllister 61).
Subs Not Used: Marriott, Murray.

Booked: Moxey.

Goals: Basham 16, 31 pen, McAllister 84, 87.

Rochdale: Russell, Wiseman, Ramsden, McArdle, Kennedy, William Buckley, Keltie, Toner, Rundle, Shaw, Le Fondre (McEvilly 67).
Subs Not Used: Spencer, Dagnall, Mark Jones, Holness.

Sent Off: Wiseman (31).

Booked: McArdle.

Goals: Keltie 90 pen.

Att: 4,326

Ref: David Phillips (West Sussex).

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