Rochdale 0-0 Yeovil

Goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin played through the pain barrier to earn 10-man Yeovil a point at struggling Rochdale.

Gilmartin, who dislocated a finger in the second half, made a string of excellent saves to deny Harry Bunn, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Nicky Adams.

Akpa Akpro also hit the crossbar and had a shot cleared off the line as Rochdale remain in the relegation zone.

Yeovil, who had Kerrea Gilbert sent off for a foul on Joe Widdowson, created little but held on to secure a draw.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rochdale manager Steve Eyre told BBC Radio Manchester:

We've got to score more goals - Eyre

"I don't want it to be a worrying trend but time's ticking and we're dominating, we're playing well, we're knocking on the door but we're not affecting the scoreline.

"A little bit of credit to Yeovil, they came for a point that was quite clear, so they've got it.

"We've got to call on our lads now to not recognise it was bad luck and just merely to put themselves in better positions to score goals and win games."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Rochdale

  • 21 Edwards
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 04 Holness
  • 17 Holden
  • 22 Jordan
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Jones
  • 09 Bunn Booked
  • 11 Adams
  • 26 Akpa Akpro (Tutte - 90' )
  • 39 Ball (Grimes - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 32 Taberner
  • 02 Darby
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 10 Grimes
  • 16 Tutte

Yeovil

  • 01 Gilmartin
  • 02 Ayling
  • 05 Huntington
  • 14 Ehmer
  • 15 Gilbert Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 08 Upson
  • 20 Wotton
  • 37 Clifford (Williams - 59' )
  • 21 Massey (A Williams - 67' )
  • 29 Obika (O'Brien - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Williams
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 07 A Williams
  • 09 MacLean
  • 18 Agard
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 2,692

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

7 2

Corners

10 2

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:04 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:51

Foul by Jason Kennedy on Max Ehmer, free kick awarded. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:30 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Tutte joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

90:00 +2:12

Edward Upson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

89:26

Direct free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

89:26 Booking

Booking Harry Bunn shown a yellow card.

89:13

Harry Bunn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Williams.

86:38

Direct free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

86:38 Substitution

Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Alan O'Brien coming on for Jonathan Obika.

86:38

Max Ehmer fouled by Ashley Grimes, the ref awards a free kick.

85:26

Stephen Jordan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Obika. The ball is delivered by Gavin Williams, Paul Huntington takes a shot. Matthew Edwards makes a save.

82:23

Centre by Gary Jones.

80:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Jason Kennedy. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

79:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Max Ehmer.

77:49

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line. Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line.

76:08

Free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

76:08 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Kerrea Gilbert a red card.

75:58

Foul by Kerrea Gilbert on Joe Widdowson, free kick awarded.

74:37

Foul by Dominic Blizzard on Harry Bunn, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams from left channel, clearance by Paul Huntington.

71:11

Shot by Dominic Blizzard from outside the box goes over the net.

70:11 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Grimes comes on in place of David Ball.

69:52

Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro from just outside the area goes over the net.

69:43

Nicky Adams sends in a cross, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.

68:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kerrea Gilbert on Nicky Adams. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.

66:46

Unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Dean Holden results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gavin Williams.

66:13 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Williams replaces Gavin Massey.

65:18

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, Kerrea Gilbert manages to make a clearance.

64:09

Paul Huntington concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Bunn. Strike comes in from Nicky Adams from the free kick, blocked by Rene Gilmartin.

62:25

The official flags Jonathan Obika offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Edwards.

61:37

Harry Bunn takes a shot.

61:22

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.

59:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin Massey. Stephen Jordan restarts play with the free kick.

58:33 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Williams comes on in place of Conor Clifford.

57:00

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.

56:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Huntington on Harry Bunn. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams from left wing.

53:24

Gary Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Huntington.

51:35

The ball is sent over by Nicky Adams, Paul Huntington makes a clearance.

50:28

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

50:14

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Blocked by Rene Gilmartin.

49:46

Dominic Blizzard takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Widdowson.

46:11

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

43:46

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro challenges Paul Wotton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.

43:30

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams.

43:19

Nicky Adams crosses the ball, Edward Upson makes a clearance.

42:35

Effort on goal by Gary Jones from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

41:30

Nicky Adams takes the direct free kick.

41:30 Booking

Booking Kerrea Gilbert goes into the referee's book.

41:18

Kerrea Gilbert challenges Harry Bunn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

40:32

The referee blows for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

39:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Widdowson. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

38:25

Corner taken by Joe Widdowson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Kerrea Gilbert.

36:09

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson from the right by-line, clearance made by Gary Jones.

34:54

Short corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line.

34:39

Kerrea Gilbert delivers the ball, clearance by Stephen Jordan.

32:57

Kerrea Gilbert challenges Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Ball restarts play with the free kick.

29:25

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Widdowson played to the near post, clearance made by Dominic Blizzard.

28:34

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot.

26:31

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dominic Blizzard. Luke Ayling takes the direct free kick.

25:11

Shot from just outside the box by Gavin Massey goes over the bar.

22:59

Harry Bunn is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

22:11

Unfair challenge on Kerrea Gilbert by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

20:19

Shot by Luke Ayling from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

18:29

Paul Wotton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Bunn. Harry Bunn takes the free kick.

17:33

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Luke Ayling results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

16:01

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

14:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kerrea Gilbert by Joe Widdowson. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

13:18

Conor Clifford has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

12:53

Volleyed right-footed shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

10:54

Corner from left by-line taken by Joe Widdowson.

10:34

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Blocked by Max Ehmer.

10:13

Joe Widdowson delivers the ball.

9:11

The referee blows for offside. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

7:25

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

6:32

Jonathan Obika concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Jones. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.

4:44

Conor Clifford takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Edwards.

3:59

Edward Upson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

3:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Edward Upson on Gary Jones. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.

2:06

The ball is crossed by Nicky Adams, Close range shot by Joe Widdowson goes over the bar.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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