Dawson earns Dale point

25 September 2010 07:00
Craig Dawson's second-half strike extended Rochdale's unbeaten run in a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Plymouth at Spotland. Bradley Wright-Phillips fired the visitors ahead in the 18th minute following a defensive mix up in the Rochdale six-yard box. Goalkeeper Josh Lillis came to collect Kari Arnison's long throw but was blocked off by his own defender Josh Thompson and Wright-Phillips struck a low drive through a crowd of bodies and into the net. Onismor Bhasera forced a good save from Lillis just after the break as Plymouth dominated, before Gary Jones had Rochdale's first effort on target, beaten away by Roman Larrieu. The hosts were level after 65 minutes, though, when Jason Kennedy squared for Dawson and he fired home from 10 yards. Kennedy's cross-shot and Chris O'Grady's stinging drive almost handed Rochdale the lead as momentum swung towards the hosts. Lillis pulled off a fine saves to keep out Wright-Phillips' effort after a slip by Dawson and later tipped Craig Noone's curling shot onto the crossbar as it ended all square.

Source: PA