York and Rochdale played out an uninspiring goalless draw at Bootham Crescent in a game of few chances.

In a tight first half, Dale striker George Donnelly has the best opening when he wasted a one-on-one with the goalkeeper when in behind the defence.

Joe Thompson headed just wide from a Bobby Grant corner and shortly after Chris Smith fired over for York.

Late on John McGrath nearly stole the match when his clean strike was just tipped over by Josh Lillis.

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York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I thought we were well worth the point. A little bit more quality in the final third in both halves, we could have created something to maybe get all three and that's something we've got to continue to work on.

"But overall the commitment, the energy the effort shown by the players, I can't fault them.

"We're asking them to play at a higher tempo, which isn't easy to take to, but they've adapted very well.

"We just need that little bit more quality in the final third and someone to get on the end of it."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 22 O'Connell
  • 08 Kerr
  • 17 Blair Booked
  • 29 McGrath
  • 09 Walker (Reed - 84' )
  • 10 Chambers (Rodman - 71' )
  • 25 Rankine

Substitutes

  • 01 Jameson
  • 23 Doig
  • 12 Bullock
  • 19 Potts
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 33 Rodman
  • 07 Reed

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Bennett
  • 05 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 12 P Edwards
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 29 Thompson (Haworth - 83' )
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 22 Grant
  • 40 Henderson (Grimes - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Collis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 25 Rose
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 11 Grimes
  • 23 Haworth
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 2,929

Match Stats

Shots

7 6

On target

3 3

Corners

3 4

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:19 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:02

Bobby Grant produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

89:40

John McGrath takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save. Corner taken by John McGrath from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Phil Edwards.

85:37

Shot from long range by Bobby Grant goes wide of the left-hand post.

83:59 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reed replaces Jason Walker.

83:46

Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Smith clears the bar.

83:19

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Walker. Direct free kick taken by Jack O'Connell.

81:53 Substitution

Substitution Andy Haworth is brought on as a substitute for Joe Thompson.

81:53

Jason Walker is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

81:38

John McGrath produces a cross, clearance by Kevin McIntyre.

81:00

The ball is swung over by Kevin McIntyre, Bobby Grant challenges Jamal Fyfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.

77:35

Scott Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McIntyre.

75:18

A cross is delivered by Alex Rodman.

74:42

Joe Thompson has a volleyed shot. Daniel Parslow gets a block in.

70:51 Substitution

Substitution Alex Rodman is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Chambers.

67:58 Booking

Booking Matty Blair receives a caution.

67:43

Unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by John McGrath results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bobby Grant.

67:20

Rhys Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Blair. Matty Blair restarts play with the free kick.

65:44

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff fouled by Michael Rankine, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

65:18

Ashley Grimes concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Smith. Jack O'Connell takes the free kick.

63:44

John McGrath makes a clearance.

63:44 Substitution

Substitution (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Ashley Grimes coming on for Ian Henderson.

63:44

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Bobby Grant played to the near post,

62:28

The ball is delivered by Ashley Chambers.

61:44

Unfair challenge on Jason Walker by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff results in a free kick. Scott Kerr takes the free kick.

58:56

The ball is delivered by Ashley Chambers, save made by Josh Lillis.

58:19

Corner taken by Ashley Chambers from the right by-line.

56:27

Chris Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Grant. Direct free kick taken by Bobby Grant.

53:28

Unfair challenge on Michael Rankine by Kevin McIntyre results in a free kick. John McGrath takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Rankine on Josh Lillis. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

52:13

Jason Walker is caught offside. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

51:58

Centre by Daniel Parslow.

46:34

Rhys Bennett crosses the ball.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:06

George Donnelly is caught offside. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

42:50

George Donnelly fouled by Ashley Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McIntyre takes the direct free kick.

42:05

Jack O'Connell fouled by George Donnelly, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

40:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Tutte on Michael Rankine. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

39:18

Jamal Fyfield fouled by Joe Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Chambers crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Rhys Bennett.

38:57

A cross is delivered by Daniel Parslow, John McGrath takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Tutte.

37:46

Bobby Grant takes a inswinging corner.

33:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McIntyre on Daniel Parslow. Ashley Chambers takes the direct free kick. Centre by Joe Thompson, John McGrath manages to make a clearance.

31:26

The ball is sent over by Matty Blair, Effort on goal by Jason Walker from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

29:54

Rhys Bennett fouled by Matty Blair, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

28:24

Shot by Matty Blair from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

25:11

Unfair challenge on Josh Lillis by Michael Rankine results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

24:36

The referee gives a free kick against Bobby Grant for handball. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

23:53

A cross is delivered by Rhys Bennett, Ian Henderson produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

21:38

The ball is sent over by Jamal Fyfield, save made by Josh Lillis.

19:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Kerr on George Donnelly. Direct free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.

19:15

Bobby Grant challenges Jack O'Connell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

18:26

The ball is sent over by Matty Blair, Josh Lillis makes a save.

17:01

George Donnelly takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

15:58

Effort on goal by Jason Walker from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

15:36

Unfair challenge on Chris Smith by Bobby Grant results in a free kick. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

15:20

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Chris Smith gets a block in.

14:22

Joe Thompson crosses the ball, John McGrath manages to make a clearance.

13:11

John McGrath concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Thompson. Joe Thompson takes the free kick.

11:40

George Donnelly takes a short corner.

10:29

The ball is delivered by Joe Thompson, Jack O'Connell manages to make a clearance. Corner taken short by Bobby Grant.

3:53

Matty Blair sends in a cross, Kevin McIntyre gets a block in.

3:03

Ashley Chambers takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

2:46

Matty Blair takes a shot. Blocked by Rhys Bennett.

1:20

Michael Rankine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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