Keith Hill was the happier of the two managers after his 10-man Rochdale side ground out a point from a 0-0 draw at rivals Bury.
Bury had to settle for a point against 10-man Rochdale after being held to a 0-0 draw at the JD Stadium on Friday night.
Team news for Thursday's League Two clash between Bury and Rochdale at Gigg Lane.
Rochdale striker Scott Hogan's recent goalscoring form has been described as "unbelievable" by assistant manager Chris Beech.
Rochdale assistant Chris Beech hailed hat-trick hero Scott Hogan after the striker bagged a treble in the 3-0 win over Oxford.
Scott Hogan fired in a hat-trick as Rochdale strengthened their bid for automatic promotion with a 3-0 win against Oxford at Spotland.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Oxford United at Spotland Stadium.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill was delighted with his side as they maintained their push for promotion with a narrow 1-0 win at Exeter.