Match ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.
Rochdale and Oldham shared the points at Spotland, after a goalless draw.
The home side created an early chance through Lewis Alessandra, whose shot from five yards went over the crossbar.
Oldham's best opportunity came when James Wilson headed Mike Jones' free-kick wide, before Jamie Allen's corner for Rochdale was diverted onto the post by Latics goalkeeper David Cornell.
There were few chances in the second-half with Cornell saving a shot by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"In my opinion I think there were too many breaks in play, there was no continuity for it for the supporters to really get involved in an exciting game.
"Two teams turned up to play and it was affected by the amount of fouls, silly cheap fouls that maybe on another day the referee would have been turned a blind eye to.
"I think that the referee got card happy in the second half."
Oldham Athletic manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:
"You can never underestimate a point away at Rochdale.
"I thought it was a typical derby with tackles flying in. Of course we want to be better on the ball but Keith's teams are always hard to play against.
"Why wouldn't you have confidence, when you're performing well? There is a real belief now we are getting in the changing room.
"It took a while to get because of their performances and the results before we came. I'm not saying I'm a miracle worker, not for one minute."
- 27CannonBooked at 56mins
- 6LancashireBooked at 23mins
- 4McNultyBooked at 54mins
- 28CampsBooked at 73mins
- 24AllenBooked at 83minsSubstituted forMcDermottat 84'minutes
- 7VincentiSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 58'minutes
- 10AlessandraSubstituted forAndrewat 57'minutes
- 44Castro Pereira
- 35LaffertySubstituted forEckersleyat 63'minutesBooked at 81mins
- 8JonesBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPoleonat 43'minutes
- 32FultonSubstituted forYeatesat 73'minutes
- 6KellyBooked at 62mins
- Andy Madley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.
James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).
Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Richard Eckersley.
Attempt missed. Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).
Foul by Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic).
Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.
Substitution, Rochdale. Donal McDermott replaces Jamie Allen.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.
Jamie Allen (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).
Richard Eckersley (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Richard Eckersley (Oldham Athletic).
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.