What the press made of the Rochdale fight-back
Steve Davis praised his side's fighting spirit after they battled back from 2-0 down to extend their unbeaten run to six games at Rochdale on Tuesday.
A shocking start saw left the Railwaymen found themselves trailing 2-0 inside six minutes at Spotland after Rhys Bennett gave Dale the lead when he nodded Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's cross before Joe Bunney doubled when he latched onto Ian Henderson's delivery.
But they bounced back with strikes from Marcus Haber and Ryan Seager before the half-hour mark, and looked poised to go on and win it.
However, a nasty-looking knee injury saw Southampton loan man Seager stretchered off and the visitors had to settle for a share of the spoils.
CREWE Alexandra made it six games unbeaten as they battled back from 2-0 down at Rochdale
They weren't able to close the gap on the teams above them, but they will have been delighted to leave Spotland with a point after a disastrous start saw them 2-0 down after just six minutes.
They also had to overcome the fact they lost Ryan Seager on a stretcher eight minutes before the break, just moments after the 20-year-old had scored his first goal in professional football as the Southampton man levelled the game up in the 27th minute.
Seager's goal, which came after a terrific move down the Crewe right, was three minutes after Marcus Haber handed the Alex a lifeline as his close range finish halved the deficit.
It was the fifth draw in their six game unbeaten run, but a point towards safety ahead of their trip to fellow strugglers Chesterfield on Saturday.
Rochdale had to settle for a share of the spoils after they threw away an early two goal lead against lowly Crewe at Spotland.
Rhys Bennett’s pin point header after 83 seconds opened the scoring. Joe Bunney tapped home an Ian Henderson centre for Rochdale's second.
Crewe battled back with two quick goals through Marcus Haber and Ryan Seager, before Seager was stretchered off ten minutes later.
Dale huffed and puffed in the second half but couldn’t truly test Ben Garratt in the Crewe goal.