Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale's Trip to Stanley Is Washout

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dale's Trip to Stanley Is Washout

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ROCHDALE'S trip to Accrington Stanley was called off yesterday as the heavy rain claimed another fixture.

Sunderland blew the race for automatic promotion wide open after they came from behind to beat Walsall 2-1. With second-placed Barnsley dropping two points in a 0-0 draw at Doncaster on Friday, the Black Cats cut the gap to two points thanks to Lee Cattermole and Will Grigg goals.

Walsall had gone ahead in the fourth minute through Josh Gordon, but Jack Ross' side battled back for an important win.

Leaders Luton extended their unbeaten run to 25 games but they were held to a 2-2 draw with Gillingham.

The Hatters, marching towards the Championship, twice led through Danny Hylton and Jack Stacey, but Tom Eaves' 19th of the season and Luke O'Neill's 79th-minute strike earned the Gills a point. …

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