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Chesterfield 2-2 Rochdale

Marc Richards

Rochdale scored twice in injury time to snatch a draw against promotion rivals Chesterfield, who saw Marc Richards sent off.

Midfielder Gary Roberts slotted home Jay O'Shea's neat pass to give the Spireites a first-half lead, before Richards bundled home to make it 2-0.

Richards received a red card on 90 minutes for handball, and Ian Henderson scored Dale's resulting penalty.

Peter Vincenti then headed past Tommy Lee to earn the visitors a draw.

The result means Chesterfield miss out on a return to the automatic promotion places in League Two, but move up one place to fourth.

Rochdale remain second in the table - a point off leaders Scunthorpe.

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Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm happy, happy, happy - wow, off the Richter scale of happiness.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill

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Post-Match: Rochdale manager Hill

"We made changes and unless you're prepared to make changes, you'll never know. I thought Hendo (Ian Henderson) was absolutely magnificent, Joe Bunney and probably Jack O'Connell, if I'm going to pick three out, but I think the effort was always there.

"The will and the endeavour, you know we do say that "winners never waiver" and I believe we're a winning side with a winning mentality.

"We weren't victims of the situation being two down and I'm really pleased we got something out of the game because obviously this fixture was brought forward against my wishes - and I do believe we should have had more help off the Football League in our preparation for the FA Cup, but we didn't."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 25TalbotSubstituted forHirdat 45'minutes
  • 3Smith
  • 5Morsy
  • 23EvattSubstituted forDarikwaat 67'minutes
  • 6Cooper
  • 10O'Shea
  • 12Ryan
  • 9RichardsBooked at 90mins
  • 2BanksSubstituted forGnanduilletat 77'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 17Doyle
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 26Gardner
  • 35Dunbavin

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 16Done
  • 38Dicker
  • 6LancashireSubstituted forBennettat 15'minutes
  • 22O'Connell
  • 40Henderson
  • 12LundSubstituted forDonnellyat 73'minutes
  • 29CumminsSubstituted forVincentiat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 39Bunney
  • 11Hogan

Substitutes

  • 3Bennett
  • 5Eastham
  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Donnelly
  • 21Thomson
  • 24Allen
  • 25Rose
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
5,078

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 2.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 2. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Henderson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Dismissal

Marc Richards (Chesterfield) is shown the red card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Marc Richards (Chesterfield) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

Joe Bunney (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Oliver Banks.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. George Donnelly replaces Matthew Lund.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 0. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Smith (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Tendayi Darikwa replaces Ian Evatt.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Attempt missed. Gary Dicker (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Gary Dicker (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Hand ball by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2613941448
2Rochdale2714581047
3Burton261376646
4Chesterfield2612951545
5Southend2613671245
6Fleetwood2514291144
7Oxford Utd2511951442
8Newport241086738
9Morecambe2710710-437
10Dag & Red269710034
11Plymouth269710-634
12Cheltenham26899-433
13York277119032
14Wimbledon268810-232
15Exeter259511-332
16Hartlepool268711-631
17Mansfield277911-930
18Accrington267811-729
19Bury2661010-428
20Wycombe257711-428
21Portsmouth2661010-928
22Bristol Rovers256910-427
23Torquay266812-1326
24Northampton255713-1422
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