Date:Monday January 2 2006
Dale ended the run of 5 consecutive defeats with a rare draw at home to Northampton Town. However Rochdale deserved all 3 points in this encounter after being the better of the 2 sides but once again enjoying no luck at all.
Rochdale started the brighter side and had several good efforts on goal from Ernie Cooksey and Scott Warner. Dale carried on attacking and Cooksey and Holt also had close efforts on goal when they really could have done much better.
It was Northampton's turn to miss a glorious opportunity next as a cross came in but McGleish could only tamely lift the ball into Gilks arms. Following this it was Alan Goodall's turn to have a crack at goal, and he did just that but unfortunately it went straight at the keeper.
Rochdale really should have gone in at the break a few goals to the good and once again it proved costly as in the 48th minute Bojic had all the time and space in the world to chip Gilks despite looking offside. This came immediately from a Dale break and once again the fans feared the worst.
However Dale continued pressing and got a deserved equaliser on 71 minutes. Rickie Lambert swung a free kick in and Northampton number 16 Sean Dyche was on hand to head into his own goal.
Northampton still had several breaks left in them and came close to finding a winner on several occasions but Dale held on for the point but it really should have been all 3. Still the losing run is over and with some easier fixtures on paper coming up there are plenty of opportunities for Dale to pick up some points this month.
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