Rochdale vs Plymouth Argyle Match Report

Plymouth Argyle extended their unbeaten run to nine games following a 0-0 draw with Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.

Argyle made no changes to the side that beat Fleetwood Town 1-0


Argyle started the game the better of the sides and had their best opportunity to take the lead inside the opening stages.

Conor Grant did well to work a crossing opportunity on the left-wing. He dinked the ball to Panutche Camara, but the midfielder saw his firm header well saved by Manchester City loanee Gavin Bazunu.

The home side offered little in terms of attacking intent in the first half as the Pilgrims had the majority of the possession. But Argyle struggled to break down a resolute defence from the hosts.

In the 40th minute, Danny Mayor danced through a few defenders but again saw his goalbound effort thwarted by Bazunu.

After the break, Rochdale started the more lively of the teams and had two opportunities in the opening minutes of the second half first Stephen Humphreys and then Ryan Mclaughlin were denied by reflex saves from Michael Cooper.

Argyle’s greatest chance of the second half fell to Niall Ennis. He did well to dummy his way past a defender but his powerful drive was straight at the goalkeeper.

Rochdale Academy graduate Morely was denied a potential goal of the season contender in the 70th minute. The ball was laid off to him 25 yards from goal and his powerful drive was destined for the top corner, but for the quick reflexes of Cooper.

Cooper was brought into action again in the 90th minute denying the last kick of the game.

Rochdale had a free-kick launched into the area and amongst a goalmouth scramble, the ball ricocheted goalwards but was flicked over by the young keeper.

Argyle remain in 10th but trail the playoff places by five points. Rochdale still sit perilously close to relegation in 18th place.

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