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Rochdale 0-0 Oldham Athletic

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:

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Dunn on Rochdale v Oldham

"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."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonBooked at 56mins
  • 6LancashireBooked at 23mins
  • 4McNultyBooked at 54mins
  • 17Tanser
  • 28CampsBooked at 73mins
  • 8Lund
  • 24AllenBooked at 83minsSubstituted forMcDermottat 84'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 58'minutes
  • 10AlessandraSubstituted forAndrewat 57'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 12McDermott
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 33Kennedy
  • 39Bunney
  • 44Castro Pereira

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 36Dummigan
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 35LaffertySubstituted forEckersleyat 63'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 8JonesBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPoleonat 43'minutes
  • 32FultonSubstituted forYeatesat 73'minutes
  • 6KellyBooked at 62mins
  • 15Winchester
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 34Higdon

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Croft
  • 9Poleon
  • 22Yeates
  • 24Eckersley
  • 30Fuller
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
5,690

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Richard Eckersley.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Donal McDermott replaces Jamie Allen.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

  15. Booking

    Jamie Allen (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

  18. Booking

    Richard Eckersley (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Richard Eckersley (Oldham Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1594229151431
2Walsall1585225121329
3Burton159241513229
4Coventry1474322121025
5Wigan156632518724
6Sheff Utd157352621524
7Bury156632421324
8Southend156451516-122
9Peterborough156363024621
10Millwall146352223-121
11Rochdale155551816220
12Scunthorpe156271918120
13Chesterfield156272123-220
14Bradford145541618-220
15Colchester155552532-720
16Shrewsbury155281921-217
17Port Vale154561618-217
18Oldham1521031722-516
19Blackpool144461218-616
20Fleetwood154381923-415
21Barnsley144281621-514
22Doncaster143561120-914
23Swindon153482026-613
24Crewe152491324-1110
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