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Mar 20, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Spotland
Attendance: 2,403
Rochdale
0-2
Fleetwood Town
FT(HT: 0-0)
Madden (63'), Hiwula (90')

Result: Fleetwood Town boost survival hopes with victory at Rochdale

Fleetwood Town move two points clear of the League One relegation zone thanks to a 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Rochdale.

Fleetwood Town have moved two points clear of the League One relegation zone thanks to a 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Rochdale.

Neither side could find the breakthrough in an even first half at the Crown Oil Arena but the visitors went on to take the lead just after the hour.

Kyle Dempsey drove forward 30 yards and fired towards goal, with Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis parrying the effort out towards Paddy Madden, who headed home on the rebound.

The Cod Army made sure of all three points in the 90th minute through two substitutes, as Jordy Hiwula latched on to Bobby Grant's ball on the break and slotted past Lillis.

Despite eight minutes of added time, John Sheridan's charges saw the game out without too much difficulty and ran out comfortable winners.

The result sees Fleetwood move up to 18th place in the table on 42 points, two clear of the bottom four, while Rochdale remain six points adrift of safety.

ROCHDALE (3-5-2): Lillis; McGahey, McNulty, Delaney (Dobre 71'); Wiseman, Camps, Knott (Inman 72'), Cannon (Kitching 61'), Done; Humphrys, Henderson

FLEETWOOD TOWN (4-2-3-1): Cairns; Coyle, Eastham, Bolger, Sowerby; Pond, Diagouraga; McAleny (Hiwula 75'), Dempsey, Hunter; Madden (Grant 85')

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Peterborough UnitedPeterborough18104434231134
4Luton TownLuton1896330171333
5Barnsley1795328121632
6Charlton AthleticCharlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster RoversDoncaster188462725228
9Coventry CityCoventry188462019128
10Accrington StanleyAccrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood Town186662419524
13Burton Albion177372322124
14Southend UnitedSouthend187292224-223
15Wycombe WanderersWycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford UnitedOxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth ArgylePlymouth1834111934-1513
23AFC Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford CityBradford1832131332-1911

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