Wrexham and Rochdale will both enter the draw for the second round of the FA Cup after their clash at the Racecourse Ground ended goalless.
Non-league Wrexham had the first chance of the game inside three minutes.
A mix-up between Eoghan O’Connell and Michael Williams provided an opportunity for Ben Tollitt, but he dragged his effort wide.
Tollitt went even closer moments later when a piercing run saw him evade the challenges of two players before firing a strike off the post.
On 20 minutes, Rochdale had their first opportunity of the game but Aaron Morley’s 25-yard free kick hit the side netting.
And, with five minutes of the half left, a good run by Rhys Norrington-Davies created space for Ian Henderson to deliver a cross but Matty Done’s effort was straight at Lainton.
Wrexham started the second half brightly as Paul Rutherford’s neat flick set up ex-Rochdale man Bobby Grant but his volley flew wide.
The visitors got a foothold in the half as full-back Jimmy Keohane tried his luck, but his effort was deflected wide.
The Red Dragons then came agonisingly close to an opener in the 71st minute when Pearson’s header from a Bobby Grant corner was acrobatically stopped by Robert Sanchez.
And Akil Wright almost won it at the death when his placed effort wrong-footed Sanchez but bounced back off the post.