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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Rochdale

Rochdale stayed in League One play-off contention as Ian Henderson's equaliser secured a draw at Doncaster.

Henderson headed wide early on, but it was Doncaster who went in front when Kyle Bennett forced home Reece Wabara's right-wing cross at the far post.

Nathan Tyson's volley grazed the bar and Jamie McCombe forced keeper Jamie Jones into action as Rovers pressed.

But a defensive lapse allowed Michael Rose to cross for Henderson to flick in and claim a share of the spoils.

Rochdale went closest to pinching a winner, with home goalkeeper Stephen Bywater making an instinctive save from Calvin Andrew.

Dale are now four points outside the top six, but have a game in hand on some of their play-off rivals, while Doncaster drop a place to 13th.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Doncaster v Rochdale

On Doncaster's goal: "I am going to talk to the referee because their player was in an offside position - he stops our goalkeeper from diving.

"I don't know how they've actually come to the conclusion that he's not interfered with play. But these things happen.

On the run-in: "Players have got to realise that we've got a five-game season.

"We can't wait and see what the opposition are going to offer up. We've got to make sure we take a leap of faith"

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22WabaraBooked at 15mins
  • 6McCombe
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 26Coppinger
  • 4FurmanBooked at 61minsSubstituted forForresterat 73'minutes
  • 19Wellens
  • 23Bennett
  • 11MainSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 67'minutes
  • 14TysonSubstituted forMandevilleat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 5Jones
  • 7Clarke-Harris
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 29Middleton
  • 37Mandeville

Rochdale

  • 19Jones
  • 27Cannon
  • 5Eastham
  • 33Kennedy
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forCampsat 54'minutes
  • 3Bennett
  • 25Rose
  • 7Vincenti
  • 24Allen
  • 26LoganSubstituted forAndrewat 67'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 14Héry
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
5,695

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home2
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Nathan Tyson.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Forrester replaces Dean Furman.

Attempt saved. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Curtis Main.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Joel Logan.

Booking

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Joseph Rafferty.

Second Half

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jamie McCombe.

Attempt missed. Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City422611580364489
2Preston412312669343581
3MK Dons412210981404176
4Swindon402271166452173
5Sheff Utd4219111263491468
6Chesterfield421810146152964
7Rochdale411861767531460
8Fleetwood421611154545059
9Bradford411512145147457
10Barnsley42169175558-357
11Peterborough42176194650-457
12Gillingham421413155861-355
13Doncaster411412155155-454
14Oldham421412165263-1154
15Walsall411215143742-551
16Coventry421214164555-1050
17Scunthorpe411311175465-1150
18Port Vale42147214959-1049
19Leyton Orient411211185558-347
20Crawley421211194768-2147
21Crewe42138213871-3347
22Notts County411113174053-1346
23Colchester41128215166-1544
24Yeovil42810243268-3634
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