Managerless duo share spoils
Last Updated: January 2, 2012 3:41pm
Bogdanovic: Levelled the score
Rochdale made it two points from as many games under caretaker boss Chris Beech as his side shared a 1-1 draw with Preston.
The hosts suffered a setback after a lively opening when on-loan Birmingham forward Jake Jervis marked his debut by handing North End the lead, firing Paul Parry's cross home from close range.
Daniel Bogdanovic, another debutant after joining Rochdale from Blackpool for a month, glanced Joe Widdowson's centre against the crossbar before levelling the game in the 24th minute.
The striker met Nicky Adams' measured cross with a goalbound attempt that was blocked by Lilywhites defender Craig Morgan, but reacted quickly to slot the rebound beneath goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann
Jason Kennedy and Jean Louis Akpa Akpro both tested Stuckmann before the interval, while Dale defender Dean Holden had the ball in the net after the break only for his headed attempt to be ruled out for a push in the build up.
Ashley Grimes later saw his neat finish chalked off for Beech's men, but referee Trevor Kettle penalised Bogdanovic for a foul on Stuckmann.
npower League 1
Mon 2nd Jan
Rochdale1 - 1Preston
Bournemth2 - 0Wycombe
Bury2 - 1Walsall
Charlton2 - 0Brentford
Chesterfld1 - 1Oldham
Sheff Wed2 - 1Tranmere
Carlisle3 - 2Sheff Utd
Stevenage0 - 1Leyton Or
Exeter1 - 1Yeovil
Hartlepool1 - 2Scunthorpe
MK Dons1 - 0Colchester
Notts Co2 - 2Huddersfld
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|8||Milton Keynes Dons||46||70|
|14||Preston North End||46||59|