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Spotland Stadium (ATT 5,042) 13th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

Rochdale Rochdale vs Port Vale Port Vale

Rochdale 2

L Chilvers (og 31)
J Kennedy (90+3)

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Port Vale 2

T Pope (34)
L Chilvers (89)

Dale bag late draw with Vale

Last Updated: 13/04/13 6:56pm

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Jason Kennedy: Struck crucial leveller

Jason Kennedy: Struck crucial leveller

Jason Kennedy's late equaliser at Spotland left Port Vale's promotion party on hold as Rochdale snatched a dramatic 2-2 draw.

Micky Adams' men were on course to confirm their place in League One next season when Liam Chilvers made amends for an earlier own goal by heading the visitors in front.

But Kennedy glanced home a Michael Rose cross at the death to prolong Vale's wait.

It was never going to be easy for Micky Adams' men against a Dale side coming into the game on the back of three straight wins and a lively encounter produced few chances in the opening half hour, Chris Neal's save from Ashley Grimes' 18-yard volley the only goalmouth action of note.

Rochdale took the lead after 31 minutes when a punt upfield from goalkeeper Josh Lillis was headed into his own net by Chilvers, the Valiants' defender attempting to nod the ball back to Neal but getting it all wrong.

But the visitors were level within three minutes when Adam Yates' cross from the right as headed home by Tom Pope.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39