Match ends, Rochdale 1, Scunthorpe United 1.
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.
- 14RathboneSubstituted forAndrewat 76'minutes
- 24AllenSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
- 16DoneSubstituted forCannonat 74'minutes
- 5M Wallace
- 11MorrisSubstituted forHolmesat 61'minutes
- 10van VeenSubstituted forHopperat 61'minutes
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Scunthorpe United 1.
Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).
Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).
Steve Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Niall Canavan (Rochdale).
Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Rory McArdle.
Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).
Steve Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).
Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Oliver Rathbone.
Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Matt Done.