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Rochdale 2-2 Northampton Town

Rochdale had goalkeeper Josh Lillis to thank as his late penalty save secured a 2-2 draw against Northampton at the Crown Oil Arena.

Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink's Cobblers had already cancelled out a two-goal deficit when John-Joe O'Toole had a great chance to seal a stunning comeback only to see his 86th-minute spot kick beaten away by Lillis

The home side took the lead in the 25th minute, Ian Henderson volleying home.

Dale were awarded a penalty on the hour mark after David Buchanan shoved Matt Done to the ground. Matt Ingram kept out Henderson's penalty, but the frontman converted the rebound from close range.

The visitors were back in the game after 70 minutes when Ash Taylor stooped to head home a corner.

The equaliser came seven minutes later when Buchanan seized upon a loose ball on the left of the area to hammer a low drive beyond Lillis.

Substitute O'Toole had a great chance to win it for the visitors but saw his 86th-minute spot kick saved by Lillis after Jim McNulty's trip on Brendan Moloney.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNulty
  • 39BunneyBooked at 10mins
  • 16DoneSubstituted forDaviesat 77'minutes
  • 12Williams
  • 10CampsBooked at 88mins
  • 17Inman
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forSlewat 90'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Slew
  • 11Williams
  • 14Rathbone
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 29Daniels

Northampton

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 8FoleySubstituted forO'Tooleat 73'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 26Poole
  • 29Grimes
  • 7Waters
  • 19LongSubstituted forHoskinsat 82'minutes
  • 11Powell

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 4Kasim
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Bowditch
  • 17McWilliams
  • 20Smith
  • 21O'Toole
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,138

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 2, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Northampton Town 2.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Bradden Inman (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Slew replaces Calvin Andrew.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty saved! John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Josh Lillis (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Regan Poole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Chris Long.

Attempt saved. Chris Long (Northampton Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Northampton Town 2. David Buchanan (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Matt Done.

Foul by Chris Long (Northampton Town).

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Sam Foley.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Northampton Town 1. Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by M.J. Williams.

Attempt blocked. Regan Poole (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Shrewsbury1410402391434
2Wigan1410222681832
3Bradford148332417727
4Rotherham148062516924
5Charlton137332116524
6Oxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood136342322121
10Blackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
12Scunthorpe145541310320
13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster144371717015
18Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton142391025-159
24Plymouth141491023-137
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