Aug 19, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Alexandra Stadium
CreweCrewe Alexandra
2-5
Rochdale
Haber (9', 62')
Ness (74')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Henderson (31'), Done (42', 55', 72'), Vincenti (66')
Hery (57'), Rafferty (85')

Result: Done bags hat-trick to help five-goal Rochdale thump Crewe Alexandra

Matt Done scores three to help Rochdale seal their first League One win of the season by thumping Crewe Alexandra 5-2.

Matt Done scored a hat-trick to help Rochdale open their League One account with an emphatic 5-2 win away to Crewe Alexandra tonight.

It was the hosts who drew first blood at Gresty Road, as Marcus Haber latched on to Anthony Grant's through-ball before slotting beyond Conrad Logan after nine minutes.

The newly-promoted outfit responded well and restored parity just after the half-hour mark, with Ian Henderson converting a Jamie Allen pass on 31 minutes.

Henderson then spurned a good opportunity to double the lead, before Done spared his blushes.

The 26-year-old arrived unmarked at the back post to tap home Henderson's cross-cum-shot three minutes before the break after Crewe failed to deal with a corner.

Done bagged his brace on 55 minutes to establish a two-goal margin, but Haber followed suit to secure his double just seven minutes later.

However, Keith Hill's side soon took a giant step toward their first win in England's third tier, with Peter Vincenti adding a fourth before Done pounced on 72 minutes to cap a five-star performance from the visitors.

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