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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,411) 1st December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

Rochdale Rochdale vs York City York City

Rochdale 2

R Bennett (61)
B Grant (pen 83)

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York City 3

M Potts (7, 35)
J Walker (19)

York win despite Dale fightback

Last Updated: 02/12/12 5:20pm

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Jason Walker: grabbed York City's second goal at Spotland

Jason Walker: grabbed York City's second goal at Spotland

York resisted Rochdale's second-half comeback to hang on for a 3-2 victory at Spotland to end a seven-game run without a win.

The visitors were three goals up by the break in Saturday's League Two clash and took the lead seven minutes in when the Dale defence failed to deal with Jamal Fyfield's cross from the right and after Jason Walker miscued Michael Potts pounced to score from close range.

Walker managed a better connection in the 19th minute when he made the most of more poor defending from Rhys Bennett to toe-poke the ball past Josh Lillis in the Rochdale goal.

Potts bagged the third in the 35th minute after good approach play from Ashley Chambers, picking his way through the hapless hosts' backline before clipping the ball past Lillis.

Terry Gornell had the home side's best attempt of the half just before the break, a curling drive which beat Michael Ingham but thudded against the post and bounced clear.

Dale's comeback started when Bennett pulled one back in the 61st minute, weaving his way round several York defenders before slipping the ball into the net.

And it was game on in the 83rd minute when Bobby Grant fired home from the spot after Potts' foul on George Donnelly.

Dale pushed hard for a winner but Gary Mills' men hung on for the three much-needed points.

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Sky Bet League 2

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