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Spotland Stadium (ATT 1,780) 26th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Madley

Rochdale Rochdale vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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Accrington 3

L Molyneux (76, 80)
R Boco (86)

Vital victory for Stanley

Last Updated: 26/02/13 10:21pm

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Lee Molyneux: Two-goal hero

Lee Molyneux: Two-goal hero

Accrington beat Rochdale 3-0 at Spotland to lift themselves out of the League Two relegation zone on Tuesday.

Leam Richardson's men had not won a game since New Year's Day and were second best for the first half of this contest.

But they improved significantly after the break and two stunning strikes from Lee Molyneux and a close range effort from Romauld Boco condemned Dale to their first home defeat since Keith Hill returned to the club as manager last month.

The home side were close to taking the lead when Michael Rose crossed for Jason Kennedy but the midfielder headed wide from eight yards. Terry Gornell then fired a shot across the mouth of Paul Rachubka's goal but his effort ran the wrong side of the far post while Ashley Grimes side-footed wide after linking up well with Gornell on the edge of the area.

But the visitors opened up after the break and started to find gaps in Dale's defence. James Beattie had a shot deflected into Josh Lillis' arms before Molyneux broke the deadlock with a stunning 30-yard strike into the top right-hand corner of the net in the 76th minute.

And Molyneux wrapped up the win minutes later with another peach of a strike, a 25-yard free-kick which left Lillis rooted to the spot.

Boco netted the third when he slipped the ball into the net after Beattie's shot had been pushed onto the bar by Lillis.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
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