York City extend unbeaten run to a 12th game with away draw at league leaders Rochdale
YORK City kept a seventh successive clean sheet to hold Sky Bet League Two leaders Rochdale to a 0-0 draw at Spotland.
The Minstermen moved to within one more shut-out of a club record in consecutive games, which they will equal if they keep Accrington off the scoresheet at Bootham Crescent next weekend.
City managed just one shot in a low-key first half with Ryan Brobbel driving wide of Josh Lillis' near post from 25 yards after cutting in from the left flank.
Nick Pope, meanwhile, had only one save to make during the opening period, punching away Matt Done's inswinging free kick on the stroke of half-time.
Despite enjoying greater possession prior to the interval, Dale were also largely restricted to dead-ball opportunities with centre-back Oliver Lancashire heading over twice from Ian Henderson deliveries.
The second half continued with chances still at a premium although Pope was called into action again, saving a rising Jamie Allen attempt.
Rochdale then introduced top scorer Scott Hogan from the bench just past the hour and began to apply the pressure.
Soon afterwards, Pope was forced to make good stops to deny Matt Lund and Hogan, who also headed against the outside of an upright late on but was flagged offside.
The Minstermen have now gone a dozen matches since their last defeat.
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