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Spotland Stadium (ATT 2,138) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Rochdale Rochdale vs Torquay United Torquay

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Henderson fires Dale to victory

Last Updated: 14/09/13 7:42pm

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Ian Henderson: Match-winning strike

Ian Henderson: Match-winning strike

Ian Henderson's 77th-minute winner condemned Torquay to defeat and made it consecutive 1-0 wins for Rochdale at Spotland.

Keith Hill's men followed up their slender victory over Bury last weekend with another three points against the Gulls in a tight contest.

Scott Hogan's deliveries from the right provided Dale's most potent threat during a first half of few clear chances, the visitors going closest to scoring when Billy Bodin raced into the area and fired towards goal from 10 yards, Javan Vidal's challenge diverting the ball onto the roof of Josh Lillis' net.

There was another escape for the home side when Lee Mansell's free-kick was flicked on by Bodin and Karl Hawley's improvised near-post effort flew just over the bar.

Torquay goalkeeper Martin Rice pulled off a fine save to push Ollie Lancashire's header over the top early in the second half, but the visitors rode out a period of pressure and went close themselves when Bodin's cross was met by Aaron Downes, his header flying straight into Lillis' arms.

The game was settled 13 minutes from time when Henderson dispossessed Krystian Pearce and exchanged passes with Hogan before slipping a shot past Rice.

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3 Rochdale 43 75
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7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
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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