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Spotland (ATT 2,839) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Rochdale 3

J Allen (5)
I Henderson (76)
M Rose (89)

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Plymouth 0

A Gurrieri (S/O 53)

Dale ease past 10-man Pilgrims

Last Updated: 19/01/14 12:56pm

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Jamie Allen: Amongst the goals

Jamie Allen: Amongst the goals

Rochdale moved up into the automatic promotion places in League Two with a 3-0 win over Plymouth at Spotland.

Goals from Jamie Allen, Ian Henderson and Michael Rose clinched victory for in-form Dale, with Plymouth playing the last 40 minutes with just 10 men after Andres Gurrieri was dismissed for striking defender Jack O'Connell in the face.

Rochdale were ahead as early as the fifth minute when Henderson and George Donnelly combined to set up Allen, who slid a neat finish past Luke McCormick.

Josh Lillis prevented the visitors drawing level when he kept out a fierce volley from Gurrieri while Dale midfielder Peter Vincenti had a header cleared off the line by Reuben Reid before the break.

Lillis pulled off a fine save to deny Lewis Alessandra early in the second half but once Gurrieri was sent off, the visitors were up against it.

Henderson doubled the lead with a wonder goal in the 76th minute, cutting into the area on the right and sending a left-footed half-volley into the top corner.

And Rose wrapped up the win late on when he angled a 25-yard lob over McCormick.

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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