REACTION: Posh were held by the team who are now bottom of League One and the Rochdale manager was delighted

Rochdale were sent to the bottom of League One by a 93rd minute penalty from Jonson Clarke-Harris, but their manager Brian Barry-Murphy was delighted with his side’s performance against Posh today (March 20).

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Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough United scores from the penalty spot to make it 3-3 at Rochdale. Photo: Joe Dent/

It finished 3-3 after an amazing second-half at the Crown Oil Arena which saw Dale come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 with two goals in the final three minutes.

But Clarke-Harris claimed his 22nd goal of the season. He’s now joint top scorer in the division again alongside Sunderland’s Charlie Wyke.

Barry-Murphy said: That was a real roller coaster of a match which was symbolic of our season so far.

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“We didn’t react well enough to conceding the early goal and sosme of our stuff in the first half was not to our usual standard.

“But we were the dominant force in the second-half. When we made it 2-2 late on the lads realised they could go on and win so to take the lead and then lose it so quickly was disappointing.

“But the second-half performance was brilliant. We looked the stronger side physically and it’s important my lads remember how well they played and not just think of the last kick of the game.”

Rochdale, who have won just one home game all season, are just two point from safety despite being bottom.