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Chesterfield 0-0 Rochdale

Both goalkeepers were on top as Chesterfield and Rochdale played out an entertaining goalless draw.

Dale keeper Josh Lillis produced a stunning stop to deny former Wolves striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, before Tommy Lee twice saved from Donal McDermott.

Ian Evatt headed over for Chesterfield, while debutant Lee Novak also went close for the home side.

McDermott went close with a free-kick but both sides settled for a point.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We should have won the game, there is no question about it.

"I'm disappointed but if I try and rewind to last season, I think we might have lost that that game.

"We didn't so I think we're making progress."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 4Hird
  • 6EvattBooked at 87mins
  • 3Jones
  • 10O'Shea
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forAriyibiat 64'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Martinez Cervera
  • 11NovakSubstituted forBanksat 76'minutes
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forGnanduilletat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 18Harrison
  • 24Banks
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 32Cairns

Rochdale

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 4McNulty
  • 6LancashireSubstituted forEasthamat 59'minutes
  • 33Kennedy
  • 7Vincenti
  • 28CampsSubstituted forBennettat 59'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 12McDermott
  • 39BunneySubstituted forAndrewat 39'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 40HendersonBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 17Tanser
  • 23Collis
  • 25Rose
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
6,254

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Rochdale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Rochdale 0.

  3. Post update

    Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

  6. Post update

    Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

    Donal McDermott (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Booking

    Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

  14. Post update

    Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

  17. Post update

    Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

  19. Booking

    Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.