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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ryan Delaney (55')
  • Joel Grant (53')

Rochdale draw clear of relegation zone

Rochdale climbed out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone for the first time since mid-December after a 1-1 draw with okay-off chasing Plymouth.
Ryan Delaney's 55th-minute header cancelled out Joel Grant's opener for the visitors, who were the better side in the opening half and were left to rue missed chances.
Graham Carey, Antoni Sarcevic and Ruben Lameiras were all denied by Josh Lillis and when Carey beat the goalkeeper with a curling shot his effort struck the post.
Dale boss Keith Hill made a double substitution at the break and his side started the second half brightly, Callum Camps' flicked effort forcing a good save out of Remi Matthews.
The home side were dealt a sucker punch when Argyle broke forward and Lameiras picked out Grant, who headed home on 54 minutes. But Dale levelled within a minute, Delaney heading home Brad Inman's corner.
Dale looked the more likely to grab a winner with Matty Gillam's turn and shot from close range flying over the Plymouth crossbar, while Inman had a shot beaten away by Matthews.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 24 +23 54
2 Sunderland 28 +20 54
3 Rotherham United 26 +28 53
4 Wycombe Wanderers 28 +13 52
5 Milton Keynes Dons 27 +14 46
6 Oxford United 27 +12 46
7 Plymouth Argyle 26 +10 43
8 Sheffield Wednesday 26 +4 40
9 Ipswich Town 27 +8 38
10 Portsmouth 26 +4 38
11 Burton Albion 26 +1 36
12 Cambridge United 27 -2 36
13 Accrington Stanley 27 -10 36
14 Charlton Athletic 27 +2 33
15 Bolton Wanderers 26 -4 32
16 Lincoln City 26 -3 31
17 Cheltenham Town 27 -14 31
18 Shrewsbury Town 27 -4 30
19 AFC Wimbledon 25 -6 28
20 Fleetwood Town 26 -7 28
21 Morecambe 27 -15 27
22 Crewe Alexandra 27 -21 22
23 Doncaster Rovers 27 -30 19
24 Gillingham 26 -23 18