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Rochdale 1-1 Northampton Town

Paul Anderson rescued a point for Northampton with a stoppage-time equaliser at Rochdale.

The first half was forgettable fare with neither side showing the quality or ambition to carve out a genuine opening.

The best half-chance fell to Nathaniel Mendez-Laing just before the break when he was played in by Steven Davies, but David Buchanan rescued the Cobblers, putting Mendez-Laing off his stride as he shaped to shoot.

In a low-key affair of few chances, the home side looked to have secured the points when Mendez-Laing curled home a neat finish from the edge of the area in the 57th minute.

Anderson sent a side-footed attempt narrowly wide of Conrad Logan's post and went even closer minutes later when his firm header towards the roof of the net was palmed away by the Dale goalkeeper.

But Anderson raced onto a hopeful punt upfield by Adam Smith and lifted the ball over a stranded Logan to give the visitors a draw three minutes into time added on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNulty
  • 9Andrew
  • 10CampsSubstituted forRathboneat 75'minutes
  • 8Lund
  • 24Allen
  • 40Henderson
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forVincentiat 59'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 11Mendez-Laing

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 12McDermott
  • 13Wilson
  • 14Rathbone
  • 28Morley
  • 32Kitching
  • 36Gillam

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 18PhillipsSubstituted forMoloneyat 69'minutes
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 12McCourtBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBoatengat 61'minutes
  • 21O'TooleSubstituted forMcWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 4Anderson
  • 9Richards
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 7Anderson
  • 8Boateng
  • 16Beautyman
  • 17McWilliams
  • 26Cornell
  • 28McDonald
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,939

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Northampton Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Northampton Town 1. Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Shaun McWilliams.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Michael Smith (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone replaces Callum Camps.

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Brendon Moloney replaces Aaron Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Shaun McWilliams replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Hiram Boateng replaces Jak McCourt.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Steve Davies.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Northampton Town 0. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Attempt blocked. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Jak McCourt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Northampton Town 0.

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As It Stood

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1Sheff Utd402410676443282
2Bolton402210862342876
3Fleetwood401912955371869
4Bradford411718655391669
5Scunthorpe4119101270511967
6Southend4018121063471666
7Millwall401712115648863
8Bristol Rovers411612136059160
9Oxford Utd40178155647959
10Rochdale401610146359458
11Peterborough411610155754358
12Wimbledon411315135251154
13Walsall401314134750-353
14MK Dons401312155151051
15Northampton41149185864-651
16Charlton401017134948147
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Port Vale391112164459-1545
19Oldham411015162742-1545
20Gillingham411112185371-1845
21Shrewsbury401110194157-1643
22Swindon41119214259-1742
23Chesterfield41810233866-2834
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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