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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:

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Mandeville replaces Nathan Tyson.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Forrester replaces Dean Furman.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Joel Logan.

  20. Booking

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

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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