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Spotland (ATT 2,092) 18th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Rochdale Rochdale vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Rochdale 1

G Donnelly (67)

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Burton Alb 1

Z Ismail (35)

Brewers hold Dale to stalemate

Last Updated: 18/02/14 11:03pm

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George Donnelly: Netted the equaliser

George Donnelly: Netted the equaliser

Rochdale missed the chance to move into League Two's top three after being held to a 1-1 draw by Burton at Spotland.

The home side showed more ambition throughout and went close early on when striker Scott Hogan raced past Ian Sharps only to be denied by goalkeeper Rob Lainton.

In a first half of few chances Brewers striker Gary Alexander headed a Phil Edwards cross wide of the post on the half-hour mark.

Burton took the lead against the run of play in the 34th minute when Damien McCrory's corner was met by Sharps. Dale stopper Josh Lillis could only parry the defender's header to Zeli Ismail, who hammered a shot inside the near post.

The home side should have levelled before the break when Ian Henderson met Michael Rose's free-kick but his header was straight at Lainton.

Dale levelled in the 66th minute when Lainton dropped a clanger, allowing a tame shot from substitute George Donnelly to slip through his hands and over the goalline.

Hogan almost won it for Dale when he met Rose's free-kick but Lainton pushed his header over the crossbar to secure a point for the Brewers.

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Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 16 23
9 Accrington Stanley 16 23
10 Southend United 15 22
11 Exeter City 15 22
12 Cheltenham Town 15 22
13 Cambridge United 15 21
14 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
15 Portsmouth 15 20
16 Stevenage 15 20
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11