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Rochdale 1-1 Scunthorpe United

Rochdale and Scunthorpe cancelled each other out by trading second-half goals in a League One draw.

The home side enjoyed the greater share of possession in the opening period, but home goalkeeper Josh Lillis was busier than Scunthorpe counterpart Matt Gilks, who did not have a save to make in the opening 45 minutes.

The Rochdale goal came under threat when a misjudged back pass by Jamie Allen from the halfway line looked short of legs, presenting an opportunity for Paddy Madden. Fortunately for Keith Hill's side, Lillis read the danger early and raced out of his area, winning the crucial challenge for the ball.

Lillis also saved well when Reece Brown's poor header let Josh Morris in down the left flank.

After the break, Dale improved with the introduction of striker Steven Davies and his diving header gave the home side the lead, the frontman meeting Ian Henderson's flick towards the back post.

It was a short-lived lead, however, as fellow sub Duane Holmes slipped a neat finish beneath Lillis.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Lillis
  • 8Brown
  • 4McNulty
  • 5Canavan
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 2Rafferty
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forAndrewat 76'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 24AllenSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 16DoneSubstituted forCannonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 11Williams
  • 17Inman
  • 19Davies
  • 23Collis
  • 27Cannon
  • 32Kitching

Scunthorpe

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Gilks
  • 5M Wallace
  • 22Sutton
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Adelakun
  • 12Bishop
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forHolmesat 61'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 3Townsend
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forHopperat 61'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 8Mantom
  • 14Hopper
  • 18Redmond
  • 19Holmes
  • 21Burgess
  • 29Wootton
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,218

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Steve Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Niall Canavan (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Steve Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Oliver Rathbone.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Matt Done.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd22005056
2Peterborough22006246
3Fleetwood22003036
4Bradford22003126
5Shrewsbury22002026
6Doncaster21103124
7Rotherham21015233
8Plymouth21013213
9Bury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Blackpool21012203
12Walsall21012203
13Portsmouth210123-13
14Charlton210112-13
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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