League One
RochdaleRochdale2Notts CountyNotts County2
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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 2, Notts County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Notts County 2.

  3. 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.

  4. Booking

    Matt Done (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Blair Adams.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Edwards.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Ian Henderson.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Peter Vincenti.

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