Fan restrained by players in Rochdale-Oldham derby

Fan restrained by players in Rochdale-Oldham derby

Joe Rafferty’s penalty was saved by Johny Placide

A fan had to be restrained by players after coming on to the pitch to remonstrate with the referee in Rochdale’s goalless League One draw against neighbours Oldham.

The supporter charged towards official Peter Bankes after he awarded a first-half penalty to hosts Rochdale, before being led away by Oldham defender Anthony Gerrard and stewards.

But visiting goalkeeper Johny Placide saved Joe Rafferty’s spot-kick after Gerrard, cousin of ex-Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, brought down Joe Thompson in the box.

Dale had a goal ruled out in the second half when Calvin Andrew was deemed to have fouled Placide while putting the ball in the net.

The result leaves Rochdale 21st in the table, one point from safety, with Oldham just above them in 20th.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Soccer News

via BBC Sport – Football

April 17, 2018 at 03:09PM


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