Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Close in on Play-Offs with Win

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale Close in on Play-Offs with Win

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ROCHDALE moved to within three points of the League One play-offs with a 1-0 victory at Greater Manchester rivals BURY.

The shakers went close early on as Tom Pope met Jacob Mellis' corner but the striker's header was cleared off the line by Nathanial Mendez-Laing.

Dale struck with the deciding goal in firsthalf added time as Callum Camps netted a free-kick.

Rochdale now sit in eighth place although they have played a game more than the teams around them.

Bury, meanwhile, have been dragged back into the relegation battle as they sit just a point ahead of the bottom four. Lee Clarke's side will be nervously watching today's action as the teams around them look to capitalise on their loss.

Should results go against them this afternoon, Bury could be in the relegation zone ahead of Easter Monday's games. …

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