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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ryan Delaney (55')
  • Joel Grant (53')

Rochdale draw clear of relegation zone

Rochdale climbed out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone for the first time since mid-December after a 1-1 draw with okay-off chasing Plymouth.
Ryan Delaney's 55th-minute header cancelled out Joel Grant's opener for the visitors, who were the better side in the opening half and were left to rue missed chances.
Graham Carey, Antoni Sarcevic and Ruben Lameiras were all denied by Josh Lillis and when Carey beat the goalkeeper with a curling shot his effort struck the post.
Dale boss Keith Hill made a double substitution at the break and his side started the second half brightly, Callum Camps' flicked effort forcing a good save out of Remi Matthews.
The home side were dealt a sucker punch when Argyle broke forward and Lameiras picked out Grant, who headed home on 54 minutes. But Dale levelled within a minute, Delaney heading home Brad Inman's corner.
Dale looked the more likely to grab a winner with Matty Gillam's turn and shot from close range flying over the Plymouth crossbar, while Inman had a shot beaten away by Matthews.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 18 +21 37
2 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +9 37
3 Plymouth Argyle 19 +12 36
4 Wigan Athletic 17 +17 35
5 Sheffield Wednesday 19 +7 32
6 Sunderland 17 +6 32
7 Oxford United 17 +11 31
8 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +9 31
9 Portsmouth 19 +3 29
10 Cheltenham Town 18 -4 26
11 Bolton Wanderers 19 0 25
12 Burton Albion 19 -3 25
13 Ipswich Town 19 +5 24
14 Charlton Athletic 19 0 23
15 Cambridge United 19 -7 23
16 Lincoln City 18 -3 21
17 Accrington Stanley 18 -14 21
18 AFC Wimbledon 17 -4 20
19 Morecambe 18 -4 19
20 Gillingham 19 -10 17
21 Shrewsbury Town 18 -8 16
22 Fleetwood Town 17 -4 14
23 Doncaster Rovers 18 -21 13
24 Crewe Alexandra 19 -18 12