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Spotland (ATT 4,372) 26th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

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P Vincenti (11)
I Henderson (16)

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Rochdale promoted to League One

Last Updated: 26/04/14 6:42pm

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Peter Vincenti: Opened the scoring

Peter Vincenti: Opened the scoring

Rochdale secured promotion to League One with a 2-0 win against Cheltenham at Spotland.

First-half goals from Peter Vincenti and Ian Henderson, combined with Fleetwood's failure to beat Southend, confirmed Dale's place among the automatic promotion places.

The home side took the lead 11 minutes in when Henderson collected George Donnelly's pass down the left flank, cut into the Robins area and delivered a precise pass for Vincenti to side-foot home from 10 yards.

The advantage was doubled five minutes later when Bastien Hery and Donnelly combined to set up Henderson, who forced the ball home from close range.

It could have been worse for Cheltenham had Craig Braham-Barrett not cleared Donnelly's shot off the line.

The visitors improved as the half wore on, Jamie Cureton and Byron Harrison seeing half chances comfortably saved by Josh Lillis.

But Dale maintained control of the contest after the break and almost scored a third when Donnelly volleyed Henderson's cross narrowly wide.

Cheltenham barely tested Lillis in a second half comfortably controlled by the home side who regained their place at the top of the table after Scunthorpe slipped up at Exeter.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13