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Rochdale 0-0 York City

Nick Pope

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.

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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:

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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."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 58mins
  • 16DoneBooked at 40mins
  • 4Cavanagh
  • 3Bennett
  • 6Lancashire
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forCumminsat 70'minutes
  • 24Allen
  • 39BunneySubstituted forHoganat 63'minutes
  • 12Lund
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 8Kennedy
  • 9Donnelly
  • 11Hogan
  • 21Thomson
  • 25Rose
  • 29Cummins

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 20Allan
  • 10Penn
  • 15LoweBooked at 81mins
  • 16McCombe
  • 26HayhurstSubstituted forAndrewat 69'minutes
  • 37ReedSubstituted forMontroseat 84'minutes
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forJarvisat 84'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 27Brobbel

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 8Andrew
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
3,830

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamYork
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, York City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, York City 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Michael Coulson.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Ryan Bowman.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Adam Reed.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

Hand ball by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

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

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John McCombe.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Calvin Andrew replaces William Hayhurst.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Scott Hogan replaces Joe Bunney.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Rochdale).

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Brobbel.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, York City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 0, York City 0.

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

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

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

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

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Allan.

Booking

Matt Done (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale41229102575
2Scunthorpe41191842575
3Chesterfield41191482671
4Fleetwood41208131368
5Burton4118149668
6Southend411614111362
7York41151511860
8Oxford Utd41151412659
9Plymouth40151015-155
10Dag & Red41131513-154
11Bury41121712553
12Mansfield41131414-953
13Cheltenham41121514-851
14Newport40121414-450
15Hartlepool41131018-149
16Accrington41121316-349
17Wimbledon41121316-649
18Morecambe41121217-1448
19Portsmouth41111515-1548
20Exeter41121118-647
21Bristol Rovers41111416-847
22Wycombe41111317-746
23Northampton41101318-2043
24Torquay419923-2436
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