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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Rochdale

Scunthorpe scored for the first time in four home games, but could not claim all three points against Rochdale.

The visitors took the lead when Ian Henderson diverted Peter Vincenti's shot into the back of the net.

David Mirfin levelled for the Iron in the 33rd minute with a header from a Scott Laird free-kick.

Donal McDermott's deflected shot was well saved by home keeper Luke Daniels before Scunthorpe sub Darius Henderson hit the post late on.

Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I've got to take a point, I think, going a goal down in dubious sort of circumstances, I think it was offside.

"Decent reverse ball but you've got to stay with the runner. We didn't stay with the runner but at the end of the day, it's taken a nick and he's in an offside position and it just hits him and goes into the net.

"Not a great start to the game. I thought it was flat and I knew it was likely to be like that. There was a real concern over the fact that they hadn't played and we've played.

"To change things would have been OK, but we didn't want to weaken it in any shape or form. We've actually played some decent stuff at times, not often enough, but decent stuff at times."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm pleased with the fighting attitude, the mental application, the physical application.

"It was only going to be a difficult game - the opposition are a good side.

"I was really pleased with the way that we, not just played, but dealt with the whole situation.

"The weather conditions at this time of the year are often adverse, and it was a little bit like that today with the wind, but I thought we managed the game quite well."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Canavan
  • 5Mirfin
  • 3Laird
  • 12BishopBooked at 82mins
  • 18King
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forHendersonat 69'minutes
  • 15DawsonBooked at 74minsSubstituted forvan Veenat 83'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 19Rowe
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 10van Veen
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 20Goode
  • 26Ness
  • 33Clarke

Rochdale

  • 44Castro Pereira
  • 25Rose
  • 6LancashireBooked at 48mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 27Cannon
  • 28CampsSubstituted forBennettat 84'minutes
  • 8LundBooked at 57mins
  • 12McDermottBooked at 16minsSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 68'minutes
  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Andrew
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 10Alessandra
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 24Allen
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,860

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Rochdale 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  8. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Booking

    Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Rhys Bennett replaces Callum Camps.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Michael Rose.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Stephen Dawson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Booking

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.