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Rochdale   4 - 1   Grimsby

Rochdale 4-1 Grimsby

Rochdale 4-1 Grimsby

Chris Dagnall's hat-trick helped League Two leaders Rochdale improve their chances of securing the title and dealt a blow to Grimsby's survival hopes.

Joe Thompson gave the home side the lead when he headed in Ciaran Toner's cross before Dagnall made it 2-0 when he pounced on a loose ball to fire in.

Chris O'Grady set up Dagnall for his second of the match, before Ashley Chambers pulled one back for Grimsby.

Dagnall completed his hat-trick when he stroked the ball past Colgan late on.

With nine games left, Dale are now 10 points clear of second-placed Notts County - and 13 clear of the play-off pack.


Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was a potential banana skin given Grimsby's recent results. But, once we wrestled the tempo away from the opposition, I thought we were excellent.

"It's the second game in succession where we've scored four. The pitch sometimes doesn't suit the way we want to play, but the goals we scored were superb.

"We've now got 24 wins which is a club record and 79 goals which is also a club record. But we've won nothing yet. There are still points to be got. And we can still get to 100 points."

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Saturday, 27 March 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rochdale 4-1 Grimsby FT
(HT 3-1)
  • Thompson 17
  • Dagnall 20
  • Dagnall 41
  • Dagnall 90
  • Chambers 43

Rochdale

  • 34 Fielding
  • 02 Wiseman
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 04 Stanton
  • 23 McArdle
  • 06 Toner
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Jones
  • 15 Thompson
  • 09 Dagnall
  • 19 O'Grady yellow card (Higginbotham 79)

Substitutes

  • 01 Arthur,
  • 26 Dawson,
  • 28 Flynn,
  • 31 Holness,
  • 10 Haworth,
  • 14 Obadeyi,
  • 18 Higginbotham

Grimsby

  • 01 Colgan
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 12 Stirling (Lancashire 74)
  • 25 Atkinson yellow card
  • 04 Sinclair (Hudson 62)
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 14 Bore
  • 21 Coulson
  • 26 Akpa Akpro
  • 33 Chambers (Proudlock 69)
  • 37 Peacock

Substitutes

  • 35 Overton,
  • 05 Lancashire,
  • 19 Leary,
  • 29 Wood,
  • 32 Hudson,
  • 08 Jarman,
  • 09 Proudlock
Ref: GrahamAtt: 4,724
ROCHDALE
GRIMSBY

Possession

  • Rochdale 57%
  • Grimsby 43%

Attempts on target

  • Rochdale 10
  • Grimsby 5

Attempts off target

  • Rochdale 10
  • Grimsby 6

Corners

  • Rochdale 5
  • Grimsby 3

Fouls

  • Rochdale 6
  • Grimsby 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:58 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+1:59 Joe Thompson takes a shot. Save by Nick Colgan.
  • 90:00+0:29 Adam Proudlock takes a shot. Nathan Stanton gets a block in.
  • 89:14 Assist on the goal came from Kallum Higginbotham.
  • 89:14 GOAL - Chris DagnallRochdale 4 - 1 Grimsby Chris Dagnall finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 4-1 Grimsby.
  • 87:08 Shot by Chris Dagnall from just outside the area goes over the net.
  • 85:00 Ciaran Toner fouled by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy.
  • 83:35 Jason Kennedy has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 83:22 Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Nick Colgan makes a save.
  • 80:09 Michael Coulson concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Wiseman. Thomas Kennedy takes the free kick.
  • 78:12 The free kick is delivered left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from left channel, clearance by Robert Atkinson.
  • 78:12 Substitution Kallum Higginbotham on for Chris O'Grady.
  • 78:12 Booking The referee books Robert Atkinson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 77:54 Foul by Robert Atkinson on Chris Dagnall, free kick awarded.
  • 75:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Proudlock by Chris O'Grady. Nick Colgan takes the direct free kick.
  • 73:22 Substitution Oliver Lancashire on for Jude Stirling.
  • 72:40 Corner from the right by-line taken by Thomas Kennedy, save made by Nick Colgan.
  • 72:17 Unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Peter Bore results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Thomas Kennedy from left wing, save made by Nick Colgan.
  • 71:08 Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Robert Atkinson gets a block in.
  • 70:03 Adam Proudlock delivers the ball, save by Frank Fielding.
  • 68:21 Substitution Adam Proudlock on for Ashley Chambers.
  • 68:10 Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 67:41 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney played to the near post, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
  • 67:18 Michael Coulson takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
  • 63:57 The referee blows for offside. Nick Colgan takes the free kick.
  • 63:04 Lee Peacock challenges Scott Wiseman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
  • 62:26 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Ashley Chambers goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 61:13 Substitution Mark Hudson replaces Dean Sinclair.
  • 60:19 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Nick Colgan makes a save.
  • 58:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson by Joe Thompson. Robert Atkinson takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:06 Booking Chris O'Grady goes into the book.
  • 55:36 Joe Thompson fouled by Peter Sweeney, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:34 Shot by Lee Peacock from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 51:53 Chris O'Grady takes a shot.
  • 50:06 Effort from deep inside the area by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro clears the bar.
  • 49:37 Lee Peacock takes a shot. Jason Kennedy gets a block in.
  • 48:57 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Nick Colgan.
  • 47:30 Effort from deep inside the area by Chris O'Grady misses to the left of the goal.
  • 46:25 The offside flag is raised against Chris Dagnall. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Atkinson.
  • 45:27 Peter Sweeney challenges Chris O'Grady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:05 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+1:54 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Nick Colgan makes a save.
  • Correction - 42:54 The assist for the goal came from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
  • 42:54 The assist for the goal came from Lee Peacock.
  • 42:54 GOAL - Ashley ChambersRochdale 3 - 1 Grimsby Ashley Chambers fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 3-1 Grimsby.
  • Correction - 42:30 Foul by Ciaran Toner on Lee Peacock, free kick awarded. Peter Sweeney crosses the ball,
  • 42:30 Ciaran Toner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Peacock. Peter Sweeney crosses the ball,
  • 41:44 Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jude Stirling. Jude Stirling takes the free kick.
  • 40:15 Assist on the goal came from Chris O'Grady.
  • 40:15 GOAL - Chris DagnallRochdale 3 - 0 Grimsby Chris Dagnall grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 3-0 Grimsby.
  • 38:47 Robert Atkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris O'Grady. Ciaran Toner restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:25 Effort from outside the penalty box by Gary Jones goes wide right of the target.
  • 35:51 The official flags Joe Thompson offside. Nick Colgan takes the free kick.
  • 34:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Robert Atkinson. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Kennedy.
  • 33:35 Corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line to the near post, Robert Atkinson has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 30:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson by Joe Thompson. Free kick taken by Nick Colgan.
  • 29:32 Outswinging corner taken by Thomas Kennedy from the left by-line, Header by Rory McArdle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 23:32 Unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Michael Coulson results in a free kick. Thomas Kennedy crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris O'Grady challenges Robert Atkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nick Colgan.
  • 22:57 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro misses to the left of the goal.
  • 20:31 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
  • 19:04 GOAL - Chris DagnallRochdale 2 - 0 Grimsby Chris Dagnall finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 2-0 Grimsby.
  • 16:44 Ciaran Toner provided the assist for the goal.
  • 16:44 GOAL - Joe ThompsonRochdale 1 - 0 Grimsby Joe Thompson grabs a headed goal from close range. Rochdale 1-0 Grimsby.
  • 16:05 Corner taken by Thomas Kennedy from the right by-line played to the near post, Peter Bore manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:18 The referee blows for offside against Lee Peacock. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
  • 14:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Dean Sinclair. Strike comes in from Thomas Kennedy from the free kick, blocked by Joe Widdowson.
  • 11:33 Foul by Ashley Chambers on Ciaran Toner, free kick awarded. Joe Thompson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:22 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Save made by Nick Colgan.
  • 5:20 Effort from outside the penalty box by Peter Bore goes wide right of the goal.
  • 4:45 Corner taken right-footed by Dean Sinclair, Rory McArdle manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:10 Outswinging corner taken by Thomas Kennedy, Header on goal by Joe Thompson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 1:21 Corner taken by Thomas Kennedy, Joe Thompson takes a shot. Joe Widdowson gets a block in.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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