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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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Sky Bet League 2
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1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37