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Rochdale 2-2 Notts County

Mike Edwards
Mike Edwards celebrates scoring the opener for Notts, his second goal in his last two league appearances

Gary Thompson's controversial injury-time goal earned Notts County a draw and infuriated Rochdale.

Thompson netted in the fifth minute of injury time as the Dale players stopped in the belief that substitute keeper John Lillis had been fouled.

Notts led when Mike Edwards volleyed in but Dale levelled 20 seconds after the break through Ian Henderson's shot and Peter Vincenti's header made it 2-1.

However, Thompson netted while Lillis was on the ground to earn a point.

The result kept Notts in seventh place in League One, level on points with Rochdale, who remained sixth.

Notts County manager Sean Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Derry on Notts County v Rochdale

"We competed really well, as did Rochdale. It was a really tight game, but we didn't really look after the ball this afternoon.

"We kept it alive and I don't think we did that enough. We didn't get into the danger areas like we wanted to.

"It's difficult to win football games at the best of times, even more so away from home, and I am disappointed with today's performance because we are better than that."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 22LoganSubstituted forLillisat 5'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Lancashire
  • 29O'Connell
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 72mins
  • 25Rose
  • 8Lund
  • 12Dawson
  • 16DoneBooked at 90mins
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forAndrewat 88'minutes
  • 7VincentiBooked at 44minsSubstituted forBennettat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Bennett
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 14Hery
  • 19Cywka
  • 28Camps

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 5MullinsBooked at 55mins
  • 6Hollis
  • 28Edwards
  • 3Adams
  • 13Jones
  • 4SmithSubstituted forMurrayat 67'minutes
  • 26WhitehouseBooked at 90mins
  • 37HallSubstituted forTraoreat 82'minutes
  • 11Thompson
  • 32McLaughlinSubstituted forPetrassoat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Murray
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Thompson
  • 25Traore
  • 29Bishop
  • 35Pilkington
  • 36Petrasso
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
2,814

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Notts County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Notts County 2.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Notts County 2. Garry Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Matt Done (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

Drissa Traoré (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Drissa Traoré (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Michael Edwards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Ian Henderson.

Attempt saved. Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Peter Vincenti.

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

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Drissa Traoré replaces Ryan Hall.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hall (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Michael Petrasso replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Blair Adams (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Alan Smith.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Alan Smith (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Notts County 1. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Done with a cross.

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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