Blackpool 0 Rochdale 2

Neil McDonald is still searching for his first win as Blackpool boss

Neil McDonald is still searching for his first win as Blackpool boss

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Two second half goals saw Blackpool slump to defeat against Rochdale at Bloomfield Road.

Neil McDonald is still searching for his first win as Blackpool boss as goals from Donal McDermott and Ian Henderson continued Rochdale’s 100% start to the season.

The first half was pretty much a non-event with neither side really making their mark on the game.

It was Rochdale who had the better of the chances, finding the side netting on a couple of occasions.

First Peter Vincenti’s effort went close after good work from Ian Henderson, before the lively Donal McDermott matched him with a rasping effort.

As for the Seasiders there wasn’t much in terms of attacking threat, creating just one chance when Mark Cullen snuck in between two defenders before firing at the keeper.

For the rest of the half it was a dull, frustrating affair for the Seasiders and sadly things weren’t to improve after the break.

It took almost an hour for the deadlock to be broken when McDermott was able to run in on goal and fire left-footed past keeper Kyle Letheren.

Despite a couple of Pool chances, including a header which Brad Potts should really have scored with, there was no surprise when Rochdale doubled their lead in the dying moments.

A long ball was totally misjudged by Lloyd Jones and Henderson showed superb composure to finish the game.