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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,266) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Heywood

Rochdale Rochdale vs Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe

Rochdale 2

A Grimes (21, 66)

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Wycombe 1

S Donnelly (6)

Dale win in basement battle

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:50pm

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Grimes: Two-goal hero

Grimes: Two-goal hero

Ashley Grimes bagged a brace as Rochdale came from behind to win their League One basement battle 2-1 against Wycombe.

The result lifted Dale out of the bottom four as they swapped placed with Gary Waddock's side, who lost for the second time in five days.

Dale dominated from the off, Stephen Darby's crosses from the right posing all kinds of problems for the Wycombe defence. Chairboys skipper Nikki Bull pulling off a fine save to keep out David Ball's close-range header in the first few minutes.

But for all Rochdale's threat going forward they looked vulnerable at the back and their defensive frailties were exposed in the sixth minute when Wycombe scored with their first attack. Scott Donnelly drifted through the midfield, exchanged passes with Stuart Beavon and carried the ball around Jake Kean before stabbing home from a tight angle.

The hosts levelled in the 20th minute when Nicky Adams and Ball combined to set up Grimes and he fired past Bull from 10 yards.

And it was Rochdale who took the lead in the 66th minute with a route one goal. Kean's kick bounced over the heads of the Wycombe backline and Grimes was on to it quickly, lifting a finish over the stranded Bull and into the net.

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1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
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6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30