Match gallery: Rochdale 2 Chesterfield 3

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Chesterfield moved up a place to 17th, five points clear of the drop zone, with a fine 3-2 win at Rochdale.

Jay O’Shea opened the scoring before Rochdale levelled on 30 minutes later when Andrew Cannon’s cross was headed home by Ian Henderson.

Rochdale vs Chesterfield - Gboly Ariyibi makes a cross field pass - Pic By James Williamson

Rochdale vs Chesterfield - Gboly Ariyibi makes a cross field pass - Pic By James Williamson

Lee Novak scored before Sylvan Ebanks Blake’s made it 3-1.

Chesterfield were down to 10 men in the 86th minute when Gboly Ariyibi was sent off for a second yellow card.

And alarm bells rang in the 90th minute when Rochdale reduced the arrearsw to 3-2, Rhys Bennett heading home from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s cross.

But Chesterfield held on to make it 10 goals and six points from the last two matches.