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Bootham Crescent (ATT 2,929) 12th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Drysdale

York City York City vs Rochdale Rochdale

Minstermen unable to down Dale

Last Updated: 12/03/13 10:49pm

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Matty Blair: Almost broke the deadlock

Matty Blair: Almost broke the deadlock

Nigel Worthington was unable to secure a win in his first game at Bootham Crescent as York and Rochdale played out a 0-0 draw.

York started brightly and created their first effort on goal within three minutes as Jason Walker and Matty Blair teamed up with Shane Cansdell-Sherriff diverting the winger's goalbound shot for a corner.

Chances were at a premium in the opening stages but the visitors should have taken the lead through George Donnelly. The striker raced clear on goal after outmuscling Jack O'Connell but he could only shoot tamely at Michael Ingham.

Some positive play from Ashley Chambers down the right created a chance for Blair at the far post but he could only scuff his effort wide of the target. Blair then turned provider for Walker minutes later with the frontman firing his effort over Josh Lillis' goal.

The closest either side came to breaking the deadlock in the second half was when York's John McGrath had his effort tipped over in the dying minutes.

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2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
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12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39