Bristol Rovers came from behind to earn a Boxing Day point at Plainmoor.

On-loan Torquay striker John Marquis took his tally to three goals in five games with a fifth-minute penalty after David Clarkson was adjudged to have handled Billy Bodin's free-kick.

But Matt Harrold hit his fifth goal of the season to level on 25 minutes.

Torquay twice went close to a winner, having Jordan Chapell's angled shot cleared off the line before Damien Mozika's header hit the post.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Tonge Booked
  • 21 Cruise
  • 07 Mansell Booked
  • 04 Downes
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 12 Chapell (Stockley - 81' )
  • 36 Mozika
  • 16 Marquis
  • 17 McCourt Booked (Craig - 88' )
  • 10 Bodin

Substitutes

  • 05 Pearce
  • 09 Hawley
  • 13 Rice
  • 19 Stockley
  • 20 Craig
  • 26 Benyon
  • 31 Sullivan

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 14 Brown
  • 24 Clarke
  • 06 Parkes
  • 29 McChrystal
  • 32 O'Toole
  • 15 Norburn
  • 09 Harrold
  • 07 Clarkson (Santos - 87' )
  • 10 Richards (Harrison - 94' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Paterson
  • 17 Harrison
  • 18 Harding
  • 19 Beardsley
  • 20 Gough
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 33 Santos
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 3,461

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

2 6

Corners

2 8

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

90:00 +7:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

90:00 +5:59

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

90:00 +3:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Eliot Richards.

90:00 +2:55

Attempt missed. Damien Mozika (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90:00 +0:01

Aaron Downes (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:01

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

89:00

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

88:21

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

87:46

Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

87:46

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

87:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Craig replaces Jak McCourt.

86:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces David Clarkson.

85:33

Damien Mozika (Torquay United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

83:49

Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Jordan Chapell.

78:30

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

75:17

Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:17

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

73:59

Hand ball by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

71:18

Damien Mozika (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:18

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

69:17

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Poke.

68:50

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:07

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

67:34

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:00

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Torquay United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

64:50

Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:50

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

63:27

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

63:27

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

61:38

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

57:16 Booking

Booking Jak McCourt (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

54:20

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

46:01

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

45:51

Attempt blocked. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

45:00 +0:57

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

44:45

Foul by Jak McCourt (Torquay United).

44:45

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

44:07

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

43:05

Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:05

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

42:21 Booking

Booking Lee Mansell (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

42:13

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

42:13

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

37:04

Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

35:53

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

31:34

Attempt blocked. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:00

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:58

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

27:29

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Oliver Norburn.

27:17

Attempt blocked. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

26:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross following a set piece situation.

25:49

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Poke.

25:28

Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

21:29

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

21:14

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

18:04

Hand ball by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

17:35

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

16:22

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

14:22

Attempt blocked. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:34

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

13:34

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

12:34

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Poke.

11:58

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

11:08

Attempt saved. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:31

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

10:31

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

9:35 Booking

Booking Dale Tonge (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

9:27

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

9:27

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:16

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Torquay United).

7:16

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 0. John Marquis (Torquay United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

5:33

Penalty conceded by David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

4:54

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:00

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:56

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

3:10

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Oliver Norburn.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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