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Sky Bet League 2

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

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9