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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,021) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Webb

Rochdale Rochdale vs Barnet Barnet

Rochdale 2

A Grimes (17)
D Adebola (34)

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Barnet 0

Dale secure first league win

Last Updated: 01/09/12 6:05pm

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Grimes: Broke the deadlock

Grimes: Broke the deadlock

Rochdale cruised to their first victory of the season as bottom-of-the-table Barnet were beaten 2-0 at Spotland in League Two on Saturday.

First-half goals from Ashley Grimes and veteran striker Dele Adebola consigned the Bees to another defeat.

John Coleman's team controlled the first half and were unfortunate not to score in the first few seconds when Grimes headed Andrew Tutte's cutback against the woodwork.

Grimes probably deserved the slice of luck that came with his 16th minute opener. George Donnelly scuffed a free-kick and the ball ran fortuitously to Grimes, who poked home from 10 yards.

The home side doubled their advantage after 33 minutes when Matt Pearson cut into the box and sent a low shot across the face of goal. The defender's effort was running wide, but striker Adebola diverted the ball home.

The Bees' only real threat came just before the interval when Andy Yiadom's cross from the left flank flew over home goalkeeper Josh Lillis and crashed against the woodwork.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39