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Rochdale 1-1 Gillingham

Rochdale were left to rue a string of missed opportunities as Cody McDonald's late goal earned Gillingham a point.

Peter Vincenti's header put the hosts ahead midway through the first half, with Vincenti and Ian Henderson having chances either side of the break.

Gills' Stephen Bywater also saved twice from Michael Rose, and the visitors were rewarded when McDonald scrambled in seven minutes from time.

Rochdale stay 11th in League One, with Gillingham climbing to 18th.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Rochdale v Gillingham

"From a defensive aspect, that was a really sloppy goal to concede.

"It's another point on the board for us, it's a positive point - we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves.

"It's a game we should have won, we all know that.

"I'm happy with the performance and happy with the chances we created."

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

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Taylor: Gills boss after Rochdale draw

"I was delighted with the character of the players. I think we stuck at it and didn't give in.

"The work rate of the players was very good.

"The goal may have looked ugly from Cody McDonald but he still had a little bit to do - I'm pleased he was there and got the goal.

"We need him [McDonald] to be confident. There has been times he's lost a little bit of confidence but he carried on believing."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 22Logan
  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 29O'Connell
  • 17Tanser
  • 12DawsonBooked at 82minsSubstituted forLundat 86'minutes
  • 25Rose
  • 24Allen
  • 7Vincenti
  • 16DoneSubstituted forAndrewat 79'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 8Lund
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Hery
  • 18Muldoon
  • 21Musangu

Gillingham

  • 30Bywater
  • 2Fish
  • 4Egan
  • 6Legge
  • 5HauseSubstituted forHoyteat 51'minutes
  • 24Dickenson
  • 16LinganziSubstituted forMcGlashanat 73'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 18Pritchard
  • 23DackBooked at 44minsSubstituted forNorrisat 45'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 9Kedwell
  • 11McGlashan
  • 14German
  • 19Norris
  • 22Hare
  • 31Hoyte
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
2,574

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Gillingham 1.

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Foul by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

Matt Fish (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Scott Tanser (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matthew Lund replaces Stephen Dawson.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Matt Done.

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Amine Linganzi.

Delay in match Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Rochdale).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Josh Pritchard (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1394028131531
2Peterborough138232213926
3Swindon1164123121122
4Preston1164122111122
5MK Dons1162325141120
6Notts County125521710720
7Sheff Utd126241918120
8Chesterfield125432218419
9Fleetwood135441411319
10Oldham134721715219
11Bradford135351616018
12Rochdale125252013717
13Barnsley124351819-115
14Doncaster114251218-614
15Crawley134271223-1114
16Colchester133461719-213
17Coventry133461419-513
18Gillingham133461319-613
19Yeovil133461221-913
20Leyton Orient122641315-212
21Walsall132651114-312
22Port Vale133371521-612
23Scunthorpe133281526-1111
24Crewe133191130-1910
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