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Broadhall Way (ATT 3,021) 3rd September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Stevenage Stevenage vs Rochdale Rochdale

Stevenage 4

C Reid (13)
C Beardsley (30, 45+2)
N Trotman (og 70)

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Rochdale 2

G Jones (28)
D Ball (71)

Beardsley brace earns Boro win

Last Updated: 03/09/11 6:37pm

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Beardsley: At the double for Boro

Beardsley: At the double for Boro

Chris Beardsley scored twice as Stevenage beat Rochdale 4-2 to claim their first home win in League One.

Top scorer Beardsley tapped in a Lawrie Wilson cross from close range for his third goal in five games to restore his side's lead on the half-hour.

He added his second on the stroke of half-time with a 20-yard curler to make it 3-1.

Craig Reid - scoring for the second successive game - fired home from the edge of the area to put Stevenage ahead in the 13th minute but Gary Jones hauled Rochdale level in the 28th minute with a stunning strike from 20 yards - his side's first away league goal this season.

Neal Trotman put through his own net 20 minutes from time after a mix-up with goalkeeper Jake Kean but moments later debutant David Ball - signed this week on a three-month loan from Peterborough - pulled another back for the visitors.

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2 Preston North End 38 74
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4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
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6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
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11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
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13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
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16 Walsall 38 46
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18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33