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Fleetwood Town 2-2 Rochdale

Rochdale striker Ian Henderson's last-gasp leveller denied Joey Barton a first home victory as Fleetwood boss.

Barton was on course to secure his first win at Highbury since taking over, but Henderson popped up in the fifth minute of stoppage time to thwart Town.

Things had started well for Barton as Jim McNulty put through his own net from Ash Hunter's cross.

But Town shot themselves in the foot in the 50th minute when skipper Craig Morgan was ruled to have fouled Henderson in the box.

Keeper Alex Cairns could not repeat his spot-kick heroics from Fleetwood's shoot-out win at Crewe in midweek as the forward powered the ball home in the 50th minute.

Fleetwood came back fighting, Hunter the architect once again as his shot was palmed away by Josh Lillis but only into the path of Ched Evans who made it two in two in the 56th minute.

Just as Fleetwood thought they could celebrate victory, Henderson struck at the death to prompt the home fans to direct boos at the referee.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1CairnsBooked at 90mins
  • 4HoltBooked at 3minsSubstituted forBolgerat 73'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 20Morgan
  • 2Coyle
  • 19Jones
  • 17MaddenBooked at 90mins
  • 8DempseyBooked at 88mins
  • 22HunterSubstituted forMcAlenyat 83'minutes
  • 9EvansBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBurnsat 61'minutes
  • 25Marney

Substitutes

  • 7Burns
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Grant
  • 12Bolger
  • 14Long
  • 16Jones
  • 29Sheron

Rochdale

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Delaney
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forDoneat 51'minutes
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forAndrewat 67'minutes
  • 17Perkins
  • 19InmanSubstituted forCampsat 42'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 40Henderson
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 8Williams
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Camps
  • 16Done
  • 24Norman
  • 25Adshead
  • 27Cannon
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,565

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Rochdale 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Rochdale 2. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Calvin Andrew.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Conor McAleny.

  10. Booking

    Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

  13. Booking

    Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

    David Perkins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Ashley Hunter.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

  20. Post update

    Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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