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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

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12