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Rochdale 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Rochdale and Oldham shared the points at Spotland, after a goalless draw.

The home side created an early chance through Lewis Alessandra, whose shot from five yards went over the crossbar.

Oldham's best opportunity came when James Wilson headed Mike Jones' free-kick wide, before Jamie Allen's corner for Rochdale was diverted onto the post by Latics goalkeeper David Cornell.

There were few chances in the second-half with Cornell saving a shot by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"In my opinion I think there were too many breaks in play, there was no continuity for it for the supporters to really get involved in an exciting game.

"Two teams turned up to play and it was affected by the amount of fouls, silly cheap fouls that maybe on another day the referee would have been turned a blind eye to.

"I think that the referee got card happy in the second half."

Oldham Athletic manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Dunn on Rochdale v Oldham

"You can never underestimate a point away at Rochdale.

"I thought it was a typical derby with tackles flying in. Of course we want to be better on the ball but Keith's teams are always hard to play against.

"Why wouldn't you have confidence, when you're performing well? There is a real belief now we are getting in the changing room.

"It took a while to get because of their performances and the results before we came. I'm not saying I'm a miracle worker, not for one minute."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonBooked at 56mins
  • 6LancashireBooked at 23mins
  • 4McNultyBooked at 54mins
  • 17Tanser
  • 28CampsBooked at 73mins
  • 8Lund
  • 24AllenBooked at 83minsSubstituted forMcDermottat 84'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 58'minutes
  • 10AlessandraSubstituted forAndrewat 57'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 12McDermott
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 33Kennedy
  • 39Bunney
  • 44Castro Pereira

Oldham

  • 13Cornell
  • 36Dummigan
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 35LaffertySubstituted forEckersleyat 63'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 8JonesBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPoleonat 43'minutes
  • 32FultonSubstituted forYeatesat 73'minutes
  • 6KellyBooked at 62mins
  • 15Winchester
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 34Higdon

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Croft
  • 9Poleon
  • 22Yeates
  • 24Eckersley
  • 30Fuller
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
5,690

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Richard Eckersley.

Attempt missed. Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Foul by Michael Higdon (Oldham Athletic).

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Donal McDermott replaces Jamie Allen.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

Booking

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Booking

Richard Eckersley (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Eckersley (Oldham Athletic).

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mark Yeates replaces Jay Fulton.

Booking

Callum Camps (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Hand ball by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Richard Eckersley replaces Daniel Lafferty because of an injury.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1594229151431
2Walsall1585225121329
3Burton159241513229
4Coventry1474322121025
5Wigan156632518724
6Sheff Utd157352621524
7Bury156632421324
8Southend156451516-122
9Peterborough156363024621
10Millwall146352223-121
11Rochdale155551816220
12Scunthorpe156271918120
13Chesterfield156272123-220
14Bradford145541618-220
15Colchester155552532-720
16Shrewsbury155281921-217
17Port Vale154561618-217
18Oldham1521031722-516
19Blackpool144461218-616
20Fleetwood154381923-415
21Barnsley144281621-514
22Doncaster143561120-914
23Swindon153482026-613
24Crewe152491324-1110
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