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Rochdale 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Rochdale climbed out of the League One relegation zone for the first time since mid-December after a draw with play-off chasing Plymouth.

Ryan Delaney's 55th-minute header cancelled out Joel Grant's opener for the visitors, who were the better side in the opening half and were left to rue missed chances.

Graham Carey, Antoni Sarcevic and Ruben Lameiras were all denied by Josh Lillis and when Carey beat the goalkeeper with a curling shot his effort struck the post.

Dale boss Keith Hill made a double substitution at the break and his side started the second half brightly, Callum Camps' flicked effort forcing a good save out of Remi Matthews.

The home side were dealt a sucker punch when Argyle broke forward and Lameiras picked out Grant, who headed home on 54 minutes. But Dale levelled within a minute, Delaney heading home Brad Inman's corner.

Dale looked the more likely to grab a winner with Matty Gillam's turn and shot from close range flying over the Plymouth crossbar, while Inman had a shot beaten away by Matthews.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 12Wiseman
  • 6McGahey
  • 21Delaney
  • 16Done
  • 32KitchingSubstituted forRaffertyat 45'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 14Rathbone
  • 7HumphrysSubstituted forGillamat 45'minutes
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forDaviesat 89'minutes
  • 17Inman

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 4McNulty
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 33Dobre
  • 36Gillam

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 22VynerBooked at 17mins
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 82'minutes
  • 24FoxBooked at 5mins
  • 6Ness
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forAinsworthat 73'minutesSubstituted forFletcherat 90+1'minutes
  • 16Grant
  • 10CareyBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25Letheren
  • 27Fletcher
  • 36Rooney
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,760

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Alex Fletcher replaces Lionel Ainsworth because of an injury.

Foul by Ryan Delaney (Rochdale).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Calvin Andrew.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Matthew Gillam (Rochdale).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matt Done.

Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Zak Vyner.

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Scott Wiseman (Rochdale) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Matthew Gillam (Rochdale).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by David Fox.

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

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7Plymouth431811145451365
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