The Youth Team ran out 2-1 winners at Port Vale in the EFL Youth Alliance League on Saturday.
Dale were 1-0 at the break after Ben Kershaw's free-kick was well saved, with Ethan Pye heading in from close range.
The hosts equalised shortly after the break, before a Kershaw free-kick wasn't denied a second time, as he found the top corner with a superb effort.
Dale held on to secure all three points and move fourth in table.
DALE XI to face Port Vale | Chalton, Chorlton, Kinsella, Pye, D’Souza, Nock, Kershaw, Brierley, Scanlon, Thomas, Cullen.
SUBS | Kelly, Caldwell, Lee, Gouveia, Clarkson, Wright.