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Spotland (ATT 2,841) 15th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Rochdale 2

M Lund (77)
J Bunney (90+2)

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Accrington 1

P Mingoia (72)

Rochdale grab late victory

Last Updated: 15/03/14 6:57pm

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Matthew Lund: Amongst the goals

Matthew Lund: Amongst the goals

Joe Bunney headed a 92nd minute winner to keep Rochdale among the automatic promotion contenders with a 2-1 win against Accrington.

Dale had to come from a goal behind to carve out the three points, Matt Lund's fortuitous effort cancelling out a stunning strike from Piero Mingoia - before Bunney stole the show.

Stanley midfielder Peter Murphy had the best effort of an uneventful, scrappy first half when he met Mingoia's low cross with a snapshot which flew narrowly wide of Josh Lillis' near post.

Mingoia broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute when he punished the Dale defence's inability to clear their lines from a corner. When the loose ball dropped to him on the edge of the area and he volleyed home from 20 yards.

Rochdale had an effort chalked off soon after, Ian Henderson's scissor kick into the roof of the net ruled offside. But they equalised on 77 minutes when Dean Winnard's attempt to head clear a Joe Rafferty cross hit Lund in the face and flew past goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

And Dale grabbed the win in stoppage time when Bunney stabbed home from close range after Bettinelli had saved his initial header.

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1 Morecambe 4 12
2 Portsmouth 4 10
3 Cheltenham Town 4 10
4 Burton Albion 4 10
5 Wycombe Wanderers 4 9
6 Shrewsbury Town 4 8
7 Bury 4 7
8 Southend United 4 7
9 AFC Wimbledon 4 7
10 Dagenham & Redbridge 4 6
11 Mansfield Town 4 6
12 Luton Town 4 5
13 Northampton Town 4 5
14 Plymouth Argyle 4 4
15 Tranmere Rovers 4 4
16 York City 4 4
17 Cambridge United 4 4
18 Stevenage 4 4
19 Hartlepool United 4 3
20 Carlisle United 4 2
21 Exeter City 4 2
22 Newport County AFC 4 1
23 Accrington Stanley 4 1
24 Oxford United 4 0