Rochdale vs Accrington
Sky Bet League One
3:00pm Saturday October
Rochdale leapfrogged competitions Accrington as they ended up a five-game winless streak in Sky Bet League One.
The people controlled with Dale goalkeeper Robert Sanchez maintaining out Jordan Clarks half-volley, for long stretches of their first half.
Offrande Zanzala was denied by defensive blocks from Paul McShane, while Sam Finley along with Eoghan OConnell fizzed a drive of the upright.
However, the home side were ahead in the 40th minute. Stanley stopper Dimitar Evtimov could only parry Ollie Rathbones shot and Ian Henderson rifled the ball to the roof of the net.
Henderson had his moment just four minutes into the second half, yanking a mistake among the Stanley rear line as he hurried into the area before successfully lifting the ball Evtimov into the web.
Stanley reduced the arrears with a strike from Joe Pritchard on 53 minutes, his dipping, swerving attempt from 30 metres flying into the upper corner of his goal and Sanchez.