Rochdale missed the chance to go top of the League Two table after a goalless draw at York City.

The visitors had the best chance of the first half when Andrew Tutte's strike was saved by loanee Aaron McCarey.

York dominated after the restart and almost broke the deadlock when Ryan Jarvis's close-range shot was kept out by Josh Lillis.

But it was Dale who came close to stealing all three points when Ian Henderson's effort went narrowly wide.

Keith Hill's side now lie fifth in League Two, but are just one point off top spot, while York are two points above the relegation places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"You see how many balls were bouncing around in the six-yard box and hitting bodies and hitting the goalkeeper. You've got to live with it.

"So we've got the clean sheet, we've gained another point which is important and it's about keeping what we've got there at the moment.

"There's a lot of good football being played, a lot of hard work going in and if we continue to do that we'll be fine."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I feel as though the opposition are showing us a lot of respect.

"When you're not winning games you shouldn't be losing them.

"Arguably out of those six games that we've lost, there's been an injustice with respect to refereeing decisions."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

York City

  • 32 McCarey
  • 30 O'Neill Booked
  • 03 Davies
  • 14 Montrose
  • 05 McGurk
  • 15 Lowe Booked
  • 02 Oyebanjo (Brobbel - 66' )
  • 18 Platt
  • 11 Jarvis Booked
  • 10 Chambers (Coulson - 77' )
  • 12 Carson

Substitutes

  • 07 Coulson
  • 08 Clay
  • 23 Murray
  • 25 Dickinson
  • 27 Brobbel
  • 28 Puri

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 25 Rose Booked
  • 08 Tutte Booked (Dicker - 70' )
  • 03 Bennett
  • 05 Eastham
  • 40 Henderson
  • 12 Lund
  • 11 Hogan
  • 29 Cummins
  • 16 Done Booked (Molyneux - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 07 Vincenti
  • 19 Molyneux
  • 21 Thomson
  • 24 Allen
  • 38 Dicker
  • 39 Bunney
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 3,471

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

4 2

Corners

12 4

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 0, Rochdale 0.

90:00 +3:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 0, Rochdale 0.

90:00 +3:14

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

90:00 +3:14

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:48

Corner, York City. Conceded by Scott Hogan.

90:00 +2:23

Corner, York City. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

90:00 +1:38

Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:00

Corner, York City. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

88:48 Booking

Booking Luke O'Neill (York City) is shown the yellow card.

88:43

Foul by Luke O'Neill (York City).

88:43

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:37

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

86:30

Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

85:52

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

85:52

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:48 Booking

Booking Michael Rose (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

83:35

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:35

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

82:14

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

80:48

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:48

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Rochdale).

80:31

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

79:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Lee Molyneux replaces Matt Done.

78:35

Attempt saved. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:33

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

76:33

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

76:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Michael Coulson replaces Ashley Chambers.

75:57 Booking

Booking Matt Done (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

75:42

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:42

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

73:24

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Brobbel.

71:32

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:28

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

69:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Gary Dicker replaces Andrew Tutte.

69:03

Attempt blocked. Tom Platt (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:44

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

67:59

Corner, York City. Conceded by Scott Hogan.

67:11

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:11

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Rochdale).

66:40

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Brobbel replaces Lanre Oyebanjo.

65:21

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

64:37 Booking

Booking Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

64:32

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:32

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Rochdale).

62:46

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

59:16

Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Rose.

55:21

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by David McGurk.

53:38

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

51:29

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

51:29

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

45:39

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 0, Rochdale 0.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 0, Rochdale 0.

45:00 +1:49

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

45:00 +0:28

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:28

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

44:27

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:00

Delay in match (York City).

42:07 Booking

Booking Keith Lowe (York City) is shown the yellow card.

41:53

Hand ball by Keith Lowe (York City).

37:15

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

35:43

Hand ball by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

35:00

Ryan Jarvis (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:58

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

29:47

Corner, York City. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.

29:07

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

27:40

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

26:53

Attempt saved. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:12

Foul by Ashley Chambers (York City).

25:12

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:49

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:49

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

19:14

Corner, York City. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

18:22

Ryan Jarvis (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:22

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

17:09 Booking

Booking Ryan Jarvis (York City) is shown the yellow card.

17:05

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

17:05

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:36

Foul by Ashley Chambers (York City).

15:36

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:43

Tom Platt (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:43

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Rochdale).

12:14

Foul by Ashley Chambers (York City).

12:14

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:43

Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Rose.

10:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

10:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

8:17

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6:30

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

5:00

(York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:58

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

4:25

Attempt missed. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

2:17

Corner, York City. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

0:35

Attempt saved. Ryan Jarvis (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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