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Rochdale 0-0 York City

Nick Pope

An impressive performance from keeper Nick Pope kept Rochdale at bay as York City drew with the League Two leaders at Spotland.

Rochdale almost broke the deadlock in the first half when Matt Done's free kick was punched away by Pope.

Scott Hogan and Matthew Lund both came close to putting Dale ahead from close range but were again denied by Pope.

Ian Henderson almost notched a late winner for the home side late on but his shot went high and wide.

Rochdale stay top of the League Two table, level on points with second-placed Scunthorpe, while York move up to seventh.

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Post-match: Rochdale manager Hill

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We created enough chances.

"I think they defended excellently.

"Arguably we could have deserved more, but I'm happy with a clean sheet.

"If you don't concede, you don't lose football matches."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"It's a fantastic result to come to this stadium in the current form that Rochdale are in and have been for most of the season.

"It's a tremendous effort by the players it really was, they've given everything.

"Our backs were against the walls at times through good play by Rochdale but we stood firm and kept our nerve and it's a fantastic point."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 58mins
  • 16DoneBooked at 40mins
  • 4Cavanagh
  • 3Bennett
  • 6Lancashire
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forCumminsat 70'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 39BunneySubstituted forHoganat 63'minutes
  • 12Lund
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 8Kennedy
  • 9Donnelly
  • 11Hogan
  • 21Thomson
  • 25Rose
  • 29Cummins

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 20Allan
  • 10Penn
  • 15LoweBooked at 81mins
  • 16McCombe
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forAndrewat 69'minutes
  • 37ReedSubstituted forMontroseat 84'minutes
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forJarvisat 84'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 27Brobbel

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Andrew
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
3,830

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamYork
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, York City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, York City 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Coulson.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Ryan Bowman.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Adam Reed.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Ryan Brobbel (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Keith Lowe (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Graham Cummins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

Hand ball by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John McCombe.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces William Hayhurst.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Scott Hogan replaces Joe Bunney.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

Ryan Brobbel (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Brobbel.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, York City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 0, York City 0.

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

Booking

Matt Done (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth401510154445-155
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport401214144852-450
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
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