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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15