Jordan Thompson had an impressive game in Blackpool's midfield
Here's how Pool's players rated:
Enjoyed one of the quietest days in net hell have all season, keeping his second clean sheet with relative ease. Looked far more settled on the right hand side of Blackpools back three. Delivered some dangerous crosses. Rarely, if ever, troubled at the back and marshalled the dangerous Rochdale forward Ian Henderson very well. Demonstrated his quality on the ball yet again and made a vital block to deny the home side at the start of the second half. Caused plenty of problems yet again with his dangerous balls in from the right, but faded a little in the second half. His return to the side brought more balance to Pools side and the wing back almost helped snatch the win late on. Controlled the ball well and kept play ticking over with simple passes. Looked untroubled throughout. Did well on what was a deserved start in the side after his impressive display off the bench at Gillingham in midweek. A constant threat in a more advanced midfield role. Brought quality on the ball and from set pieces and almost scored. Not at his best but still remained a threat and came close to scoring in the second half. Missed his forward partner Nathan Delfouneso. Unfortunate not to score his fifth of the campaign with a bullet header. Dangerous throughout despite not being at his best. For Kaikai, 62
Brought a physical presence as Simon Grayson opted to go with two out-and-out strikers for the last half an hour. For Gnanduillet, 84
Had little time to make an impact but put himself about and caused headaches for Rochdales tired backline. For Feeney, 90
Only played four minutes on what was his second debut for the club, having returned on loan from Sheffield United.