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Rochdale 0-0 Boston United: Boston boss Craig Elliott not happy with draw

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FA Cup: Rochdale 0-0 Boston United highlights

Boston United manager Craig Elliott says he feels "a bit grumpy" despite taking League One Rochdale to a home replay in the FA Cup second round.

The National League North side were good value as the game finished goalless - a result which earned them a place in Monday's draw for the third round and a potential tie against a Premier League club.

"I feel a bit grumpy, a bit disappointed," Elliott told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

"We could've won, should've won. We had good chances in good moments to turn the screw. I know it sounds a bit flat saying that but that's how I sort of looked at the game."

The sixth-tier side bossed long periods of the game and denied Dale any space to create clear-cut opportunities.

Despite being second best for much of the first half, the hosts did have a goal disallowed before the break when Callum Camps' shot hit the post and Ian Henderson was flagged offside after scoring the rebound.

Boston continued to impress in the second half and went close when Jordan Thewlis teed up Andi Thanoj on the edge of the box, but Dale goalkeeper Robert Sanchez kept his effort out.

The home side mounted late pressure, Rhys Norrington-Davies seeing a 30-yard drive pushed over the top by Boston goalkeeper Peter Crook.

Crook also saved Ollie Rathbone's stinging shot with Henderson heading the rebound over as Boston held out to secure a replay at York Street.

"Back at York Street, that's really good news for everybody involved and it's going to be a great night," added Elliott.

"There will be a lot of excitement around the draw but with my manager head on, we've still got a lot to do to get through and beat Rochdale."

Boston chairman David Newton added it was an emotional afternoon in Greater Manchester.

"This is what you dream of, isn't it. This is the FA Cup. And for lower-league sides this is what you dream of and I can't believe it," he told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

"It's unbelievable and if we play like that again - I'm not saying we're going to win but - we'll certainly give Rochdale a good game at our place."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'Connell
  • 8Williams
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 10Camps
  • 28MorleySubstituted forWilbrahamat 32'minutes
  • 35BradleySubstituted forRathboneat 58'minutes
  • 11PykeSubstituted forTavaresat 78'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 12Lynch
  • 13Keohane
  • 14Rathbone
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 36Gillam
  • 37Tavares
  • 38Hopper

Boston United

  • 1Crook
  • 2DuhaneyBooked at 81mins
  • 6Shiels
  • 5Bird
  • 3Whittle
  • 8AbbottBooked at 77mins
  • 4Platt
  • 7ThanojSubstituted forWafulaat 75'minutes
  • 10ThewlisSubstituted forTutonat 90+3'minutes
  • 9KnowlesSubstituted forWrightat 80'minutes
  • 11Rollins

Substitutes

  • 12Jackson
  • 13Willis
  • 14Wright
  • 15Tuton
  • 16Wafula
  • 17Ainge
  • 18Byrne
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,583

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBoston United
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Boston United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Boston United 0.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Attempt saved. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Done.

Substitution

Substitution, Boston United. Shaun Tuton replaces Jordan Thewlis.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Platt (Boston United).

Corner, Boston United. Conceded by Callum Camps.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Thewlis (Boston United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Demeaco Duhaney.

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Done.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Jordan Thewlis (Boston United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Thewlis (Boston United).

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

Peter Crook (Boston United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Boston United. Jay Rollins tries a through ball, but Jake Wright is caught offside.

Booking

Demeaco Duhaney (Boston United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Demeaco Duhaney (Boston United).

Substitution

Substitution, Boston United. Jake Wright replaces Dominic Knowles.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Peter Crook.

Attempt saved. Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Eoghan O'Connell.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Rekeil Pyke.

Booking

Brad Abbott (Boston United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Abbott (Boston United).

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Jordan Thewlis (Boston United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Boston United. Jonathan Wafula replaces Andi Thanoj because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale).

Jordan Thewlis (Boston United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. M.J. Williams (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

Attempt missed. Luke Matheson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Demeaco Duhaney (Boston United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andi Thanoj.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

Alex Whittle (Boston United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone replaces Lewis Bradley.

Foul by Rekeil Pyke (Rochdale).

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