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Hill: Scunthorpe rode their luck

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Rochdale boss Keith Hill suggested his side deserved all three points despite Scunthorpe snatching a last gasp 2-1 win at Glanford Park.

Matt Crooks scored the all important winner for the Iron, a strike which stretched Rochdale’s run without a win to ten games.

“I don’t believe in luck, per se, but we’re going through some bad luck,” Hill told the press.

“I thought the performance merited a victory, never mind a draw, so I’m trying to make sense of what’s happened tonight after coming away with a loss.

“I thought we were excellent but the players are dejected at the minute because they know they played well tonight.

“You could argue it was a superb strike, but I do believe the opposition rode their luck a little bit. We were the better side in every department.

“It’s one of those games where I don’t think we can do much more. I’m pretty pleased with the players’ performance, their attitude and their application, and it gives me great encouragement, like I’ve been saying for quite a while now.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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