Bristol Rovers shared the points with Bury after failing to build on an early penalty.

John-Joe O'Toole struck from the spot when Shaun Beeley mistimed his challenge on Eliot Richards.

But Beeley was redeemed when he delivered a cross from the right and Danny Hylton converted from close in.

Bury's Shaun Harrad headed onto the crossbar after the break, having fired over with the goal at his mercy in the first half, but could not find the net.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We've tried really hard. It sounds a bit school boy, but I cannot grumble about how hard the boys have tried.

"We got a lovely start with a decision before the game's really got going. We've tucked it away and then we've been on the back foot

"To be fair to them, they took the game to us throughout the first half. They were very strong and knocked us about a little bit and we found that difficult to stand up to.

"But after half-time we regrouped and became the better team. It was one of those football matches really."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 14 Brown
  • 24 Clarke (Lockyer - 61' Booked )
  • 22 Packwood Booked
  • 06 Parkes
  • 33 Santos (Harrison - 80' )
  • 32 O'Toole
  • 09 Harrold
  • 19 Beardsley
  • 10 Richards

Substitutes

  • 07 Clarkson
  • 15 Norburn
  • 17 Harrison
  • 18 Harding
  • 20 Gough
  • 26 Brunt
  • 30 Lockyer

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 02 Beeley
  • 23 Howell
  • 06 Proctor
  • 04 Hinds (Edjenguele - 13' )
  • 05 Cameron
  • 12 Sedgwick Booked (Jones - 55' )
  • 19 Soares
  • 14 Harrad (Nardiello - 66' )
  • 24 Hylton Booked
  • 15 Mayor

Substitutes

  • 07 Jones
  • 08 Miller
  • 11 Holden
  • 18 Nardiello
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 31 Walker
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 5,534

Match Stats

Shots

8 12

On target

3 5

Corners

12 4

Fouls

18 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

90:00 +5:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

90:00 +2:44

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:31

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

88:48

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

86:03

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

86:03

William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:43

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig Jones.

84:00

Dean Howell (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:50

Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

83:23

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig Jones.

81:19

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:49

Delay in match William Edjenguele (Bury) because of an injury.

79:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Alefe Santos because of an injury.

78:52

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

78:52

Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:07

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

76:54

Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

76:02 Booking

Booking Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

76:00

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:55

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

75:10

Corner, Bury. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

73:44

Dean Howell (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:44

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

73:13

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

72:31

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

72:31

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:12

Attempt saved. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

70:50

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

70:02

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

66:38

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lee Brown.

65:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Daniel Nardiello replaces Shaun Harrad.

65:20

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

62:30

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by William Edjenguele.

60:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Lockyer replaces Ollie Clarke.

58:35

Shaun Harrad (Bury) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

56:31

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

56:14

Attempt saved. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Chris Sedgwick.

54:26

Danny Hylton (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:26

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

53:56

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dean Howell.

53:05

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

53:05

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:05

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Tom Soares.

51:09

Attempt missed. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

50:00

Danny Hylton (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:56

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

48:32

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

46:44

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

46:44

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:32

Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

45:32

Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

45:00 +4:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

45:00 +3:39 Booking

Booking Danny Hylton (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +3:22

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

45:00 +3:22

Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +2:00

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

45:00 +2:00

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:00

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:58

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

45:00 +0:02

Shaun Harrad (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:02

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

42:05

Shaun Beeley (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:05

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers).

40:56

Shaun Beeley (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:56

Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

40:07

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

38:52

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

38:42

Attempt saved. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

37:53

Danny Hylton (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:53

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

36:47

Shaun Harrad (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:47

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

35:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shaun Harrad with a cross.

34:00

William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:58

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers).

33:18

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

31:47

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:47

Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

29:58

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

28:10

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

28:10

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:12

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

25:12

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:20 Booking

Booking Will Packwood (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

24:00

Danny Hylton (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:59

Foul by Will Packwood (Bristol Rovers).

22:27 Booking

Booking Chris Sedgwick (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

21:50

Attempt missed. Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

21:28

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dean Howell.

20:01

Shaun Harrad (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:01

Foul by Will Packwood (Bristol Rovers).

19:35

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

18:23

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

16:16

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

16:16

Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:53

Attempt missed. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

12:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. William Edjenguele replaces Richard Hinds because of an injury.

8:17

Richard Hinds (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:17

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

7:02

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Bury).

7:02

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:41

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

3:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 0. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

3:00

Penalty Bristol Rovers. Eliot Richards draws a foul in the penalty area.

2:46

Penalty conceded by Shaun Beeley (Bury) after a foul in the penalty area.

0:31

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:31

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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