Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Victorious Hill Left Baffled by His Inconsistent Dale ; ROCHDALE .................. 1 FLEETWOOD............... 0

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Victorious Hill Left Baffled by His Inconsistent Dale ; ROCHDALE .................. 1 FLEETWOOD............... 0

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ROCHDALE picked up their first win of the month as Joe Bunney made it four goals from three games.

Keith Hill's men edged ahead in the 12th minute of the League One clash when Jim McNulty's delivery from the left found Joe Bunney drifting between two Fleetwood defenders and he slid a neat finish wide of Chris Maxwell in the visitors' goal.

Bunney went close to a second in the 21st minute, his effort cleared off the line, and after that Dale allowed their grip on the game to slip.

Though Fleetwood failed to capitalise, it was a source of frustration for manager Hill.

"I thought we were fortunate to keep the clean sheet," he said. "A lot of our general defending was good but some of the decisions we made were unexplainable.

"I was happy for the opposition to have possession in deep areas of the pitch and in the first 25 minutes of the game they didn't hurt us at all. …

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