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Spotland Stadium (ATT 1,619) 23rd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Kettle

Rochdale Rochdale vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Rochdale 2

G Donnelly (78)
B Grant (87)

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Late Dale show downs U's

Last Updated: 23/10/12 11:28pm

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Donnelly: Opened the scoring

Donnelly: Opened the scoring

Goals from George Donnelly and Bobby Grant earned Rochdale their second home win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Oxford.

Substitute Donnelly had only been on the field four minutes when he met Grant's cross from the left and rose above Johnny Mullins to head home.

And Donnelly returned the favour nine minutes later, driving a fine pass across the face of goal for Grant to tap in from three yards. It was harsh on an Oxford side who played the better football and created the better chances during the first hour.

Tom Craddock saw a close-range header cleared off the line by Rhys Bennett and the visitors should have scored when Alfie Potter was left unmarked at the back post but side-footed across the face of Josh Lillis' goal and wide.

Grant wasted a gilt-edged chance to fire the hosts ahead when he was played through on goal by Ashley Grimes, the striker dragging his shot horribly wide with just Ryan Clarke to beat.

But the striker made amends when he teed up Donnelly's winner in the 78th minute. Grant wrapped up the win six minutes from time when he converted Donnelly's delivery from close range.

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Sky Bet League 2
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1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42