Date: 4th March 2007 at 5:03pm
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John Coleman’s Accrington Stanley, failed to build to last weekends 2-2 home draw with stuttering Promotion hopeful’s Lincoln City, as they went down 4-2 at Rochdale’s Spotland Stadium.

The result left Stanley looking nervously looking down at the bottom two, as we are now left just 2 points ahead of the Conference drop.

Adam Rundle put The Dale 1-0 up inside 12minutes with a somple tap in after a scramble in the Stanley six yard box. That was just the start for Stanley fans, who were left wishing they would have stayed at home.

Ten minutes later and Rochdale doubled their lead, as Glenn Murray headed the second from Ben Muirhead’s free-kick. That would turn out to be his first of two goals.

Murray made it 3-0 to Rochdale, and remember we aren’t even at the half-time break yet. But the action for the half wasn’t over, as Rochdale missed a penalty that was conceded by Michael Welch. Murray missed the spotkick as he went for his hattrick, but Kazimierczak pulled off a fantastic save.

HALF TIME: Rochdale 3-0 Accrington Stanley

Super Paul Mullin nodded in his 13th goal of the season to get Stanley back in it, but when Michael Welch conceded another penalty, Adam Le Fondre was never going to miss and sent on-loan Stanley stopper Kazimierczak the wrong way.

Youngster Andy Mangan scored a breathtaking consolation for Stanley as he slotted the ball under the Dale ‘keeper Gilks from the edge of the area following a mistake in the Dale defence.

FULL TIME: Rochdale 4-2 Accrington Stanley