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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 Lincoln City 21 +14 42
2 Hull City 21 +13 39
3 Portsmouth 20 +18 38
4 Doncaster Rovers 19 +13 36
5 Peterborough United 20 +13 36
6 Charlton Athletic 22 +6 36
7 Ipswich Town 20 +4 35
8 Sunderland 20 +12 33
9 Accrington Stanley 18 +7 33
10 Crewe Alexandra 22 +4 32
11 Fleetwood Town 21 +9 29
12 Gillingham 22 -3 29
13 Oxford United 20 +3 28
14 Blackpool 21 -3 28
15 Plymouth Argyle 22 -9 27
16 Milton Keynes Dons 22 -2 25
17 Shrewsbury Town 20 -4 24
18 Rochdale 21 -7 22
19 Bristol Rovers 19 -8 22
20 Northampton Town 21 -17 22
21 AFC Wimbledon 21 -11 21
22 Wigan Athletic 21 -14 20
23 Swindon Town 22 -16 20
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16