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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ian Henderson (16')
  • Ian Henderson (53')

Henderson sees red after netting vital winner for Rochdale at Peterborough

Skipper Ian Henderson boosted 10-man Rochdale's hopes of avoiding relegation with the only goal of a vital victory at Peterborough - but will miss much of the remainder of the season after seeing red.
Henderson struck for the fourth time in five games when pouncing from a tight angle in the 16th minute after Calvin Andrew was denied by Posh keeper Conor O'Malley.
But the captain's 20th goal of the campaign was followed by his second sending off as he was dismissed seven minutes after the break for a shocking challenge on Gwion Edwards.
The hosts dominated the remainder of the contest but they couldn't find a way past Rochdale goalkeeper Josh Lillis as their play-off hopes were dealt another blow.
Captain Jack Baldwin saw two headers saved before Edwards' diving header was also parried by the Dale number one.
Edwards did later succeed in putting the ball in the net but his 72nd minute tap-in was ruled out for offside and substitute Danny Lloyd saw a last-gasp looping header tipped over.
Rochdale actually went closest to scoring again when Andrew headed a corner against the bar.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 23 +16 48
2 Hull City 24 +18 45
3 Peterborough United 23 +15 43
4 Doncaster Rovers 21 +16 42
5 Portsmouth 23 +17 41
6 Charlton Athletic 25 +6 40
7 Sunderland 23 +13 39
8 Accrington Stanley 20 +6 36
9 Crewe Alexandra 25 +2 36
10 Ipswich Town 22 +2 35
11 Oxford United 22 +6 34
12 Gillingham 24 0 33
13 Plymouth Argyle 24 -6 33
14 Fleetwood Town 24 +7 31
15 Blackpool 22 +2 31
16 Milton Keynes Dons 24 -1 28
17 Shrewsbury Town 21 -5 24
18 Rochdale 24 -9 23
19 Bristol Rovers 22 -11 23
20 Northampton Town 23 -18 23
21 AFC Wimbledon 24 -17 22
22 Swindon Town 24 -18 21
23 Wigan Athletic 23 -19 21
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16