Dale held at home: Match Review

Published Add your comment

Football News

League Two leaders Rochdale were held to a 0-0 draw by Port Vale at Spotland.

The result extended Dale's unbeaten run to 11 games on the day they sold 20-year-old winger Will Buckley to Watford for #300,000.

Home debutant Andy Haworth, on loan from Blackburn Rovers, went close early on when his run at the Vale defence ended with a shot across the face of Chris Martin's goal.

Chris O'Grady and Chris Dagnall combined well on 28 minutes when O'Grady picked out his strike partner's near-post run and Dagnall denied a goal by Martin's brave stop.

Haworth saw another effort saved after the interval and curled another shot wide of the upright while at the other end Heaton recovered well to push away Haldane's deflected effort wide.

Craig Dawson's shove in the back of Haldane should have led to a Vale penalty before the chance of the night fell to Dagnall, though the striker crashed Joe Thompson's cut back against the visitors' crossbar.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Blackburn Rovers
Chris Dagnall
Port Vale
Joe Thompson
Craig Dawson
Chris O'Grady
League Two

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again