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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,493) 13th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Miller

Rochdale Rochdale vs Morecambe Morecambe

Rochdale 1

G Donnelly (73)

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Morecambe 2

J Redshaw (10, 66)

Redshaw brace sinks Rochdale

Last Updated: 13/10/12 6:40pm

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Redshaw: At the double

Redshaw: At the double

Morecambe extended Rochdale's poor run of home form with a 2-1 victory at Spotland on Saturday afternoon.

Dale's challenge at the top end of League Two has been built on their success away from home, but they have won only once on home turf so far and were second best against the Shrimps. Morecambe let the hosts off the hook early on when Lewis Alessandra teed up Jack Redshaw, but the former Dale striker sent his shot wide of the upright.

But when an identical opportunity presented itself in the 10th minute, this time set up by Kevin Ellison, Redshaw made no mistake by sliding a neat finish past goalkeeper Josh Lillis.

Jim Bentley's side almost doubled the lead when Ellison's shot was deflected off Rhys Bennett onto the post. For Rochdale, Dele Adebola saw his powerful close-range header brilliantly saved by Barry Roche while Kevin McIntyre's cross-cum-shot looped over the keeper onto the crossbar.

Morecambe extended their lead midway through the second half when Redshaw converted Ellison's cross.

The hosts pulled one back when George Donnelly's header was deflected past Roche off Will Haining, but the visitors went close to a third when Haining's 30-yard free kick smacked the crossbar and they hung on for a deserved win.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39