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Rochdale vs Blackpool. Sky Bet League One.

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Rochdale 1

  • O Rathbone (69th minute)

Blackpool 0

    Rochdale 1-0 Blackpool: Oli Rathbone gives Dale another lifeline in battle to beat drop

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    Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Rochdale and Blackpool.

    Rochdale made it three wins from three games with a 1-0 win against Blackpool.

    Ollie Rathbone's second-half strike earned Dale three points to keep alive their hopes of avoiding relegation.

    Visitors Blackpool could have no complaints as they were second best all evening.

    A teasing ball into the area by Aaron Morley posed the first threat on goal, his delivery evading Jake Beesley but forcing Chris Maxwell to leap towards his left-hand post and scramble the ball behind.

    Jimmy Keohane and Conor Grant had shots blocked by the visiting defence, while Stephen Dooley saw a shot diverted wide as the home side applied pressure to Blackpool's backline.

    Ellis Simms forced a good save out of Jay Lynch at the start of the second half as Blackpool briefly showed signs of improvement on a poor first-half display.

    But the home side took the lead in the 69th minute, Rathbone cutting infield from the left and curling a side-footed effort wide of Maxwell and into the bottom corner of his net.

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    Dale withstood some late pressure but limited Blackpool to shots from distance as they held on for victory.

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