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Spotland (ATT 3,613) 9th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Peterborough United Peterboro

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K Vassell (61)

Vassell earns Peterborough win

Last Updated: 12/08/14 3:35pm

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Conor Washington: Set up the winner

Conor Washington: Set up the winner

Kyle Vassell scored the only goal of the game as Peterborough saw off League One newcomers Rochdale 1-0.

Vassell's close-range finish in the second half proved decisive in an evenly contested game at Spotland. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing saw a 20-yard curling shot pushed over by Josh Lillis in the 11th minute. The Posh wideman beat the Dale goalkeeper from similar distance soon afterwards but was frustrated again as the ball struck the underside of the crossbar. The home side finished the first half strongly, Rhys Bennett controlled Joe Rafferty's pass and forced a great save from Ben Alwick with a smart turn and shot towards the top corner of the net. Alwick parried Ian Henderson's long-range drive and then smothered George Donnelly's volley. Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was among the crowd to witness Darren Ferguson's men take the lead in the 61st minute when Conor Washington teed-up Vassell for a simple finish from six yards out. Donnelly had Rochdale's best chance of the second period when he raced through on goal only to pull a shot desperately wide of the target.
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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 45 78
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Colchester United 45 49
23 Leyton Orient 45 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40

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