An impressive performance from keeper Nick Pope kept Rochdale at bay as York City drew with the League Two leaders at Spotland.

Rochdale almost broke the deadlock in the first half when Matt Done's free kick was punched away by Pope.

Scott Hogan and Matthew Lund both came close to putting Dale ahead from close range but were again denied by Pope.

Ian Henderson almost notched a late winner for the home side late on but his shot went high and wide.

Rochdale stay top of the League Two table, level on points with second-placed Scunthorpe, while York move up to seventh.

Post-match: Rochdale manager Hill

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We created enough chances.

"I think they defended excellently.

"Arguably we could have deserved more, but I'm happy with a clean sheet.

"If you don't concede, you don't lose football matches."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

Post-match: York boss Worthington

"It's a fantastic result to come to this stadium in the current form that Rochdale are in and have been for most of the season.

"It's a tremendous effort by the players it really was, they've given everything.

"Our backs were against the walls at times through good play by Rochdale but we stood firm and kept our nerve and it's a fantastic point."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty Booked
  • 16 Done Booked
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 03 Bennett
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 07 Vincenti (Cummins - 70' )
  • 24 Allen
  • 39 Bunney (Hogan - 63' )
  • 12 Lund
  • 40 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 05 Eastham
  • 08 Kennedy
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 11 Hogan
  • 21 Thomson
  • 25 Rose
  • 29 Cummins

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 20 Allan
  • 10 Penn
  • 15 Lowe Booked
  • 16 McCombe
  • 26 Hayhurst (Andrew - 69' )
  • 37 Reed (Montrose - 84' )
  • 19 Bowman (Jarvis - 84' )
  • 07 Coulson
  • 27 Brobbel

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 08 Andrew
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 14 Montrose
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 28 Puri
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 3,830

Match Stats

Shots

7 1

On target

3 0

Corners

11 2

Fouls

8 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +4:24 Full time

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

89:50

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Coulson.

89:15

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

87:56

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

83:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Ryan Bowman.

83:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Adam Reed.

82:49

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

82:49

Ryan Brobbel (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:12 Booking

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

80:00

Graham Cummins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:56

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

76:08

Hand ball by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

74:26

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

72:19

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

71:03

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John McCombe.

70:28

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

69:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces Peter Vincenti.

68:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces William Hayhurst.

64:27

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

62:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Scott Hogan replaces Joe Bunney.

57:28 Booking

Booking Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

57:17

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

57:17

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:20

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

55:20

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

54:57

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

51:20

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Brobbel.

47:48

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, York City 0.

45:00 +1:32 Half time

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

44:42

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

44:42

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

43:31

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

43:31

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

42:05

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:05

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

40:55

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

40:30

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

39:15 Booking

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

39:10

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

39:10

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:49

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

33:49

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

32:59

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:34

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:34

Foul by Ryan Brobbel (York City).

19:39

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

18:40

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:40

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

13:46

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

13:46

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

12:08

Attempt missed. Ryan Brobbel (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

10:33

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John McCombe.

9:33

Attempt missed. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from very close range is close, but misses the top left corner.

9:00

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:59

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

7:54

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

7:40

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John McCombe.

6:31

Corner, York City. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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