Rochdale 0 Portsmouth 0 - Recap as Blues are held to a frustrating draw at Spotland

Welcome to our Rochdale v Pompey live match blog from the Crown Oil Arena.

By Mark McMahon
Sunday, 20th September 2020, 4:56 pm
Pompey head to Rochdale today for their first away trip of the new League One season
Pompey head to Rochdale today for their first away trip of the new League One season

Here we’ll bring you all the latest from the game as the Blues go in search of their first League One win of the new campaign.

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Rochdale v Pompey - LIVE

Last updated: Sunday, 20 September, 2020, 16:55

  • Three changes from Brighton -  Jacobs on the bench
  • Pompey head to Spotland searching for first league win of season
  • Michael Jacobs expected to make his debut at Dale

Full-time: Rochdale 0 Pompey 0

Pompey still pressing

Pompey asking the questions through stoppage time and it’s off the line from Whatmough’s header!

Four minutes’ stoppage time

Dooley finds space to fire from 25 yards and it’s a decent push out from MacGillivray. Pompey dominating but with this scoreline Dale having chances to win it on the counter.

Harrison makes a mess of a backpass and Done is in and around MacGillivray but dallies slightly with an open goal and Whatmough clears off the line when the shot does come. Huge let-off

Johnson with space to cross from the right and Marquis no more than a couple of yards out heads towards goal but Bazunu gets across to tip the downward header over. That has to go in. Simple as that

Rochdale readying a defensive change with McNulty coming on and O’Connell down. Harrison being readied for Pompey. Would have liked to see the striker sooner as he replaces Curtis. Looks like a 4-4-2 for the Blues

A decent delivery! Curtis puts in the ball and McShane heads it narrowly over his own bar with Raggett there to head in.

Keeper Bazunu drops the ball from a Pompey corner with Marquis in close attendance and the ball’s in the net but the ref gives a foul.

The attacking spark has been missing but here comes the man tasked with bringing creativity as Jacobs replaces Cannon

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