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Globe Arena (ATT 2,563) 16th November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Morecambe Morecambe vs Rochdale Rochdale

Morecambe 1

P Amond (89)

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Rochdale 2

M Hughes (og 64)
S Hogan (66)

Dale pile misery on Shrimps

Last Updated: 16/11/13 7:12pm

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Scott Hogan: On the scoresheet

Scott Hogan: On the scoresheet

Rochdale picked up a deserved 2-1 victory at faltering League Two promotion rivals Morecambe.

Mark Hughes' own goal and a strike from Scott Hogan gave Keith Hill's high-flying outfit all three points against a Shrimps side who started the day just one point behind them in the table.

Morecambe hit back with Padraig Amond giving them a glimmer of hope with a well-taken goal a minute from time but it proved too little, too late for Jim Bentley's side, who suffered a third defeat in four league games.

Rochdale always looked the livelier side but were kept at bay until just after the hour when Hughes diverted a left-wing cross past his own goalkeeper from close range.

The visitors then added a second just two minutes later when Hogan produced a fine piece of skill to weave his way past Andy Wright before curling a superb right-footed effort past Barry Roche.

The game started at a great pace with both sides firing efforts on goal inside the first minute. Alex Kenyon fizzed a shot over from the edge of the area before Hogan tested Roche with a long-range effort.

Chances were then at a premium, with Rochdale the closest to breaking the deadlock as Graham Cummins drew a save from Roche after 41 minutes with a close-range shot from Ian Henderson's pull back.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12