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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Rochdale

Oliver Rathbone rescued an important point for Rochdale as his late equaliser earned a draw at Doncaster.

Jon Taylor put promotion hopefuls Doncaster ahead inside the first minute but Rochdale were much the better side in the opening half.

However, it took the relegation-battling visitors until the final 10 minutes to strike back through Rathbone.

Doncaster took the lead after just 46 seconds. Kieran Sadlier cut inside and clipped a cross to the back post where Taylor brushed it home with his shoulder.

Rochdale enjoyed the better of the play for the remainder of the first period but Sadlier hit the post for Rovers after cutting past Luke Matheson and shooting.

At the other end Paul McShane looped a header onto the crossbar after Doncaster keeper Seny Dieng failed to claim a cross.

In the second half Sadlier stabbed the ball on target after a goalmouth scramble only for Eoghan O'Connell to clear off line.

Rochdale finally find the leveller that had been searching for the 81st minute. Rathbone was given far too much time and space to charge from halfway and lash in a low shot from 25 yards.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 5WrightBooked at 62mins
  • 4Anderson
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forEnnisat 64'minutes
  • 14Ramsey
  • 12GomesSubstituted forSheafat 85'minutes
  • 7Sadlier
  • 44ColeSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sheaf
  • 9Okenabirhie
  • 13Jones
  • 17Blair
  • 26Coppinger
  • 31Ennis
  • 32John

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15McShane
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 21LundSubstituted forWilbrahamat 71'minutes
  • 20RyanSubstituted forDooleyat 78'minutes
  • 28Morley
  • 14Rathbone
  • 40Henderson
  • 16DoneSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 7Dooley
  • 8Williams
  • 11Smith
  • 12Lynch
  • 13Keohane
  • 18Wilbraham
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
7,638

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1.

Attempt saved. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ben Sheaf tries a through ball, but Fejiri Okenabirhie is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Sadlier.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Ben Sheaf replaces Madger Gomes.

Offside, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone tries a through ball, but Ian Henderson is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Rochdale 1. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Brad Halliday tries a through ball, but Niall Ennis is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Dooley replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Matheson.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Luke Matheson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Morley.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Matthew Lund.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Matheson.

Paul McShane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Tyler Smith replaces Matt Done.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Niall Ennis replaces Jon Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Devante Cole.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Robert Sánchez (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Matheson.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe3015873935453
3Peterborough31157960372352
4Coventry281312340281251
5Portsmouth28148643291450
6Sunderland29139738261248
7Ipswich30139841301148
8Doncaster29129844281645
9Fleetwood2812974334945
10Oxford Utd28128845311444
11Burton2911993936342
12Gillingham2991373327640
13Bristol Rovers29108113341-838
14Blackpool2891093634237
15Lincoln City31114163739-237
16Shrewsbury2881192532-735
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale3096153548-1333
19MK Dons3095163241-932
20Wimbledon2977153544-928
21Tranmere2957172853-2522
22Southend2937193372-3916
23Bolton2758142357-3411
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