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Darlington 1-2 Rochdale

Rochdale boosted their promotion hopes with victory over Darlington.

Adam Le Fondre fired Rochdale into a 28th-minute lead after collecting Scott Wiseman's pass.

Pawel Abbott levelled on the hour from close range but Adam Rundle restored the lead two minutes later when he thumped in a low shot from 10 yards.

A minute after that, Darlington had midfielder Ricky Ravenhill sent off for a two-footed tackle, while striker Liam Hatch was stretchered off later.


Darlington: Gerken, Austin, White, Foster, Valentine, Poole (Ryan 66), Ravenhill, Kennedy, Burgmeier (Main 77), Hatch (Carlton 52), Abbott.
Subs Not Used: Oakes, Tremarco.

Sent Off: Ravenhill (63).

Booked: Hatch, Carlton.

Goals: Abbott 60.

Rochdale: Fielding, Wiseman, Stanton, Ramsden, Kennedy, Adams, Gary Jones (Keltie 44), Toner, Rundle, Le Fondre, Thorpe.
Subs Not Used: Dagnall, McEvilly, William Buckley, Thompson.

Booked: Thorpe, Stanton.

Goals: Le Fondre 28, Rundle 62.

Att: 2,858

Ref: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).



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