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Southend United 0-0 Rochdale

Nile Ranger made his first appearance since being released from prison as Southend were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Rochdale.

The former Newcastle striker, 26, was released last month after being jailed for eight months in May after admitting online banking fraud.

Ranger came on as a 53rd-minute substitute in place of Marc-Antoine Fortune but was unable to help Southend make the breakthrough against a Rochdale side who had skipper Ian Henderson sent off five minutes into the second half for a late challenge on Stephen Hendrie.

The Shrimpers had earlier seen Simon Cox's first-half penalty saved by Brendan Moore after Joseph Rafferty had fouled Ryan Leonard.

Rochdale threatened first in the opening exchanges with Jordan Williams having a powerful left-footed shot tipped onto the left post by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

The Shrimpers wasted an even clearer chance just before the break when referee Tim Robinson pointed to the spot but Cox's low spot-kick was saved down to his right hand side by Moore.

The referee angered Rochdale again in the 50th minute when he showed Henderson the red card for a challenge on Hendrie but Keith Hill's side held on for a point.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 42BwomonoBooked at 83mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 18Leonard
  • 2HendrieSubstituted forYearwoodat 55'minutes
  • 17McGlashan
  • 7Kightly
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 35minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 70'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 45mins
  • 9FortunéSubstituted forRangerat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Yearwood
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Smith
  • 28Matsuzaka
  • 31Robinson
  • 33Coutts
  • 50Ranger

Rochdale

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 5Canavan
  • 4McNultyBooked at 87mins
  • 12Williams
  • 11WilliamsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forInmanat 90+5'minutes
  • 27CannonSubstituted forDaviesat 84'minutes
  • 32KitchingBooked at 20mins
  • 16DoneSubstituted forDanielsat 84'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 50mins

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 17Inman
  • 19Davies
  • 20Barry-Murphy
  • 23Collis
  • 29Daniels
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
6,208

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Rochdale 0.

Foul by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Donervon Daniels (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bradden Inman replaces Jordan Williams.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Rochdale).

Booking

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Donervon Daniels replaces Matt Done.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Andrew Cannon.

Booking

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matt Done.

Attempt blocked. Dru Yearwood (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Foul by Dru Yearwood (Southend United).

Jordan Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Dru Yearwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Rochdale) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough5410124813
2Shrewsbury541084413
3Charlton5401116512
4Scunthorpe532082611
5Wigan431082610
6Bradford531196310
7Blackpool531186210
8Fleetwood43016339
9Oxford Utd52217348
10Walsall52218718
11Blackburn42027616
12Doncaster51316606
13Bristol Rovers5203811-36
14Southend5131610-46
15Portsmouth412145-15
16Wimbledon511335-24
17Plymouth511359-44
18Bury511348-44
19MK Dons511337-44
20Rotherham41036603
21Rochdale503236-33
22Gillingham502347-32
23Oldham5005512-70
24Northampton4004210-80
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