Rochdale 1-0 Port Vale

11 April 2009 04:55
Promotion hopefuls Rochdale returned to form with a narrow victory over Port Vale - their first win in four matches. The cruicial goal came on 36 minutes when Chris Dagnall raced into the area and crossed from the byeline to Will Buckley, who had a simple tap-in. Vale's John McCombe came close when he sent a header against the bar after Rob Taylor headed across goal. And Vale almost levelled in the second half when Danny Glover raced through - only for Ciaran Toner to block. Rochdale: Fielding, Ramsden, Holness, McArdle, Kennedy, Higginbotham (Thompson 37), Keltie, Toner, William Buckley (Rundle 90), Dagnall, Le Fondre (Madine 74).Subs Not Used: Wiseman, Newey. Goals: William Buckley 36. Port Vale: Martin, Stockley, McCombe, Collins, Edwards, Howland, Brammer (Richman 64), Marshall, Taylor (Glover 76), Lawrie, Dodds.Subs Not Used: Lloyd-Weston, Griffith, Thompson. Booked: Brammer. Att: 3,100 Ref: Andy Haines (Tyne & Wear).

Source: BBC_Sport