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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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2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27