Match Report

 

Sat 10 Sep 11

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by Hannah Ingram at Gigg Lane

Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale claimed their first league win of the season in a hotly contested Lancashire derby, which saw Bury concede four goals for the second consecutive match.

Former Bury boy Nicky Adams got himself on the score sheet, but he might regret taking his shirt off in celebration, because the next notable foul saw him leave the field.

Bury gifted their Lancashire neighbours the ideal start, and Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale were 3-0 up inside 18 minutes - it was always going to be a mountain to climb for the Shakers.

An early chance for Bury fell to the feet of Michael Jones after two minutes following a backwards header from Andy Bishop on the edge of the box, but his low effort rolled wide of the left post.

GOAL! The visitors took the lead after five minutes of play, thanks to a neat header from Ashley Grimes. The cross came in from the right after Nicky Adams passed to Andrew Tutte on the overlap, and Grimes rose above the Bury defence to bury the ball past Cameron Belford.

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A long range effort from David Ball was deflected on its way towards the goal, forcing Belford to put the ball out for a corner.

GOAL! The resulting corner set Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale up for their second goal on 10 minutes with another header, but this time from Marcus Holness. Belford got a hand to the ball but couldn't stop it as it made its way into the roof of the net.

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An inch-perfect free kick from Adams after 13 minutes seemed destined to give Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale their third goal, but the header from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro hit the bar. Bury appeared vulnerable with every set piece.

Bury yellow card on 14 minutes - David Worrall

David Ball had a clear chance to make it three on 15 minutes after confusion in the Bury box left the ball at his feet, but a save from Belford at the near post kept it out.

GOAL!Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale's third arrived on 18 minutes courtesy of former Bury boy Adams. A long range effort was saved by Belford, but the loose ball fell to Adams' feet, and he made no mistake.

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Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale yellow card on 14 minutes - Nicky Adams

GOAL!
Bury brought a goal back after 20 minutes with a gorgeous looping effort from Jones from just outside the area.

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Bury saw a goal disallowed after 26 minutes after a Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale backpass was flagged up. They took the free kick quickly but without the referee's consent, so Shaun Harrad's effort was wasted. Once allowed to take the free kick, Bishop blasted the ball at the Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale defence who crowded the goal area.

A cross from Jones on 39 minutes turned into an almost shot thanks to a Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale deflection which sent the ball over the bar.

Three minutes of added time didn't bring any more goals, giving Bury a lot to think about over the break.

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GOAL!Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale got their fourth two minutes after the restart; a save from Belford was dropped into the path of David Ball who had an easy finish.

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Double Bury substitution on 53 minutes - Mark Cullen on for Shaun Harrad, Shane Byrne on for Giles Coke

Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale yellow card on 54 minutes - Stephen Darby

GOAL! Bury brought a goal back on 64 minutes thanks to a neat, close range finish. A powerful drive from Jones on the edge of the box fell into the path of Bishop who turned and shot to lessen the deficit.

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A push on Bishop saw Bury awarded a free kick ten yards outside the box on 71 minutes. Peter Sweeney stepped up and sent a curling effort goal bound, forcing a good save from Jake Kean.

Bury substitution on 73 minutes - Andy Haworth on for Michael Jones

Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale substitution on 73 minutes - Matthew Barnes-Homer on for Ashley Grimes

Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale red card on 75 minutes - Nicky Adams (second bookable offence)

Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale substitution on 77 minutes - Jason Kennedy on for David Ball

Andrew Tutte tried a shot at goal on 82 minutes after a Belford clearance picked him out, but the Bury keeper redeemed himself with a save once he made his way into the box.

Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale substitution on 86 minutes - Brian Barry-Murphy on for Andrew Tutte

A header from Efe Sodje deep into the five minutes of added time didn't threaten Kean, who gathered the ball with ease.

Time was eventually called on a disappointing afternoon for Bury - four goals were put past them for the second consecutive game.

The Shakers travel to Chesterfield","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Chesterfield on Tuesday night to face a side who, like Rochdale","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Rochdale, had just claimed their first league win of the campaign away at Bournemouth" target="_blank">Bournemouth","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;" href="#">Bournemouth" target="_blank">Bournemouth.

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