September 22, 2012
Daggers hit Dale when they're down
Dagenham & Redbridge came back from two goals down to clinch a 2-2 draw at Rochdale in a contest turned on its head by the controversial dismissal of Kevin McIntyre.
Trailing two-nil, the visitors were handed a lifeline in the 60th minute when referee Dean Mohareb dismissed McIntyre for a challenge on Josh Scott after the striker had rounded goalkeeper Josh Lillis.
McIntyre appeared to go shoulder to shoulder with his opponent, but a penalty was awarded to the visitors and the Dale defender for a professional foul.
Mickey Spillane scored from the resulting spot-kick and minutes later Dagenham were on level terms when Sam Williams headed home Medy Elito's corner.
Dagenham almost won it late on when Danny Green hooked the ball over Lillis but a post spared the hosts from further misery.
Up until McIntyre's dismissal, Rochdale had been controlling the game.
Ryan Edwards crashed a shot against the woodwork before Dele Adebola fired them ahead in the 33rd minute with a smart turn and shot from the edge of the area.
Four minutes later Bobby Grant curled another decisive finish past Chris Lewington from a similar position to seemingly put the hosts in firm control.
|Rochdale||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|1 Josh Lillis||1 Chris Lewington|
|14 Kevin McIntyre||6 Michael Spillane|
|12 Phil Edwards||18 Gavin Hoyte|
|3 Rhys Bennett||4 Scott Doe|
|2 Joe Rafferty||2 Luke Wilkinson|
|5 Ryan Edwards||3 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi|
|7 Jason Kennedy||17 Luke Howell|
|11 Ashley Grimes||12 Medy Elito|
|8 Andrew Tutte||19 Abu Ogogo|
|15 Dele Adebola||10 Joshua Scott|
|22 Robert Grant||7 Sam Williams|
|31 Benjamin Smith||Jordan Seabright 30|
|19 Matthew Pearson||Danny Green 21|
|6 Brian Barry-Murphy||Dominic Green 11|
|23 Ian Craney||Billy Bingham 24|
|13 Ray Putterill||Jake Reed 14|
|9 George Donnelly||Brian Woodall 23|
|20 Craig Curran||Dwight Gayle 20|
|George Donnelly for Dele Adebola (46)||Dwight Gayle for Gavin Hoyte (67)|
|Matthew Pearson for Ashley Grimes (62)||Danny Green for Joshua Scott (78)|
|Craig Curran for Robert Grant (71)|
|George Donnelly (82)||Michael Spillane (90)|
|Kevin McIntyre (60)|
|· Rosters: Rochdale | Dagenham & Redbridge|