Ian Henderson double helps Rochdale beat Crawley 4-1 at Spotland.

Stuart Irvine report on League One clash between Rochdale AFC and Crawley Town with both side needing the points. Rochdale looking for their third win in a row and Crawley looking for their first win in 10 games and with victory could move them out of the League One relegation zone. Ian Henderson double helps Rochdale beat Crawley 4-1 at Spotland to make it three wins in a role and put on more misery on Crawley Town. henderson

On 33 Minutes Rochdale open the scoring with a goal from Scott Tanser who fired home after Matt Done’s free kick hit the Crawley wall. But on 38 minutes it was two when Lewis Price passed Rhys Benetts shot to Henderson and he fired the ball home from a tight angle to make it 2-0.

It could have been 3-0 when Lanre Oyabanjo brought down Done inside the box, for a penalty but it was a poor and it was easier save by Price. It took Crawley until the 73 minute to have their first real chance of the game when Izale McLeod blazed a shot from six yard but it when over the bar.

But on 76th minute Crawley pulled a goal back when Anthony Wordsworth’s free-kick was headed across goal by McLeod and forced it home by Elliott.

Crawley when for a equaliser and almost got it, when Blair Anderson volleyed when over the bar. But it was 3-1 on 87 minute when Henderson slotted home to get his second of the game. Then in added time it was 4-1 when Calvin Andrew cantoned the ball into the back of the net after charged down Price’s clearance to make it a good day for Rochdale and a really bad day for Crawley.

Crawley Town Starting XI: Price; Oyebanjo, Ward, Walsh, Dickson; Smith, Elliott, Wordsworth, Edwards; Tomlin, McLeod.
Rochdale Starting XI: Lillis, Rafferty, Bennett, Eastham, Lancashire, Vincenti, Dawson, Done, Tanser, Camps, Henderson.

Written By Stuart Irvine (Twitter: @StuartIrvine91)


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