Ten man Luton Town were able to hold out to take a point from their visit to Rochdale, as the game ended goalless.
The home side had the majority of the chances in the match at Spotland, with Hatters goalkeeper James Shea the busier of the two keepers throughout.
Danny Hylton received a straight red-card in the second half for a bad tackle on Ian Henderson. But Luton rode the game out to take a point that maintains the side’s 5th place and keeps them above both Coventry & Accrington.
Luton began the game on the back-foot, with Shea making a fine early stop to keep out Henderson and another solid intervention to keep out Brad Inman after a Rochdale counter-attack.
Rochdale continued to have their moments in attack, with Shea making two saves in a goalmouth scramble and then forced into an intervention to keep out Inman.
Inman and Matt Done were then both denied by Luton in the final stages of the opening period.
Luton had a smattering of opportunities, with Hylton and Elliott Lee seeing efforts either side of the break drift wide.
The away side’s strongest opportunity saw a James Collins strike bounce just wide. But the visitors would then have to battle with 10 men after a Hylton lunge on Henderson saw him dismissed.
Zach Clough hit the bar late on, but there was to be no late winner as the game ended as a scoreless draw.