A penalty in added time earned 10-man Rochdale victory over Aldershot.
Dale were a man down after just 15 minutes as Nathan Stanton was shown a straight red card for fouling Marvin Morgan as the striker raced clear.
Chris Dagnall still fashioned the best chance of the first half for the home side, but the striker fired wide.
Both sides had chances after the break, but three minutes into injury time Tom Kennedy struck from the spot after Scott Donnelly handled in the area.
Aldershot boss Gary Waddock told BBC Surrey:
"The way the decisions come about in the dying seconds of the game. I can't really pass comment because I'll get in trouble
"A point here would have been a good result but a decision has cost us that.
I feel for the players because it's difficult playing against 10 men because they sit deep."
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Saturday, 15 August 2009
Kennedy (pen) 90+4
04 Stanton red card
28 Flynn (Wiseman 68)
11 Rundle (Holness 18)
11 Halls yellow card
08 Chalmers (Grant 80)
10 M Morgan
Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 2,465
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:18 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
90:00+3:59 GOAL - Thomas Kennedy:Rochdale 1 - 0 Aldershot Power penalty scored by Thomas Kennedy. Rochdale 1-0 Aldershot.
90:00+2:44 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Adam Hinshelwood gets a block in. Adam Hinshelwood handles the ball and concedes a .
90:00+2:08 Scott Donnelly takes a shot. Kenny Arthur makes a save.
88:59 Chris Dagnall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Donnelly. The free kick is delivered left-footed by
Ben Harding from right wing, Kenny Arthur makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Louis Soares.
87:39 Scott Donnelly sends in a cross, clearance made by Thomas Kennedy. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Donnelly
from the right by-line, clearance by Gary Jones.
86:38 Kirk Hudson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
86:08 Foul by Craig Dawson on Marvin Morgan, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Scott Donnelly from left
channel, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
84:40 Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in.
81:57 The ball is swung over by John Grant.
81:30 The offside flag is raised against Chris Dagnall. Chris Blackburn takes the indirect free kick.
80:32 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kenny Arthur.
79:24 Substitution John Grant is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Chalmers.
78:52 Kirk Hudson fouled by Scott Wiseman, the ref awards a free kick. Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz restarts play with the free kick.
77:18 John Halls takes a shot. Jason Kennedy gets a block in.
76:21 Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Save by Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz.
75:29 Corner from the left by-line taken by Thomas Kennedy, clearance by Marvin Morgan.
71:58 The offside flag is raised against Marvin Morgan. Free kick taken by Kenny Arthur.
71:08 Joe Thompson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
69:54 Booking John Halls is booked.
67:42 Substitution Scott Wiseman replaces Matthew Flynn.
66:31 Kirk Hudson takes a shot. Save by Kenny Arthur. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Louis Soares.
61:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Dagnall on Andrew Sandell. Andrew Sandell restarts play with the free kick.
58:47 Chris Blackburn concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. The ball is swung over by Thomas Kennedy, Close range shot
by William Buckley goes wide of the left-hand upright.
56:25 Joe Thompson challenges Marvin Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz takes the free kick.
54:07 William Buckley takes a shot. Adam Hinshelwood gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Thomas Kennedy from the left by-line,
Matthew Flynn takes a shot from 6 yards. Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Blackburn.
52:25 William Buckley takes a shot. Save made by Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz.
51:46 Scott Donnelly takes a shot. Thomas Kennedy gets a block in. Lewis Chalmers takes a shot. Save made by Kenny Arthur.
50:37 Unfair challenge on William Buckley by Andrew Sandell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Arthur.
48:59 Lewis Chalmers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Thompson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Thomas Kennedy
from left wing.
48:02 Andrew Sandell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
47:00 Headed effort from inside the area by Marvin Morgan misses to the right of the target.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:00+1:07 The ref blows to signal half-time.
45:00+0:32 Corner taken by Louis Soares, clearance made by Chris Dagnall.
44:50 Effort on goal by Chris Dagnall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
41:58 Unfair challenge on Joe Thompson by Lewis Chalmers results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Thomas Kennedy, Craig
Dawson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
39:26 The ball is delivered by Louis Soares.
37:42 The offside flag is raised against Chris Dagnall. Adam Hinshelwood takes the free kick.
37:18 The referee blows for offside. Kenny Arthur restarts play with the free kick.
36:18 Foul by Andrew Sandell on Chris Dagnall, free kick awarded. Matthew Flynn takes the direct free kick.
34:49 Foul by Chris Dagnall on Chris Blackburn, free kick awarded. Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz takes the free kick.
33:15 William Buckley takes a outswinging corner.
29:14 Gary Jones delivers the ball.
28:55 Lewis Chalmers challenges William Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick. William Buckley takes the free kick.
26:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Harding. Thomas Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.
25:37 John Halls takes a shot. Save by Kenny Arthur.
22:23 Shot on goal by Scott Donnelly from just inside the area goes over the target.
21:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson by Marvin Morgan. Craig Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
18:21 Header from close in by Marvin Morgan misses to the right of the goal.
17:27 Substitution Marcus Holness replaces Adam Rundle.
16:44 Ben Harding takes a shot. Save by Kenny Arthur.
15:32 Shot comes in from Scott Donnelly from the free kick.
15:32 Sent off Nathan Stanton shown a red card for professional foul.
14:59 Marvin Morgan fouled by Nathan Stanton, the ref awards a free kick.
11:48 John Halls handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Matthew Flynn takes the indirect free kick.
10:58 William Buckley challenges Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz.
9:12 Corner taken by Louis Soares, save by Kenny Arthur.
8:32 Louis Soares takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Joe Thompson.
7:23 Joe Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Sandell. Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz takes the direct free kick.
5:19 Jason Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Harding. Direct free kick taken by John Halls.
5:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Dawson by Marvin Morgan. Craig Dawson takes the free kick.
4:30 Chris Dagnall sends in a cross.
2:18 Lewis Chalmers challenges Chris Dagnall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Jones.
1:51 Chris Dagnall is ruled offside. Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz takes the indirect free kick.
0:14 Shot by Gary Jones from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
0:00 The game begins.
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