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Torquay United 1-1 Bristol Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 2TongeBooked at 10mins
  • 21Cruise
  • 7MansellBooked at 43mins
  • 4Downes
  • 29O'Connor
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forStockleyat 81'minutes
  • 36Mozika
  • 16Marquis
  • 17McCourtBooked at 58minsSubstituted forCraigat 88'minutes
  • 10Bodin

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 9Hawley
  • 13Rice
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
  • 26Benyon
  • 31Sullivan

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 24O Clarke
  • 6Parkes
  • 29McChrystal
  • 32O'Toole
  • 15Norburn
  • 9Harrold
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forSantosat 87'minutes
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forHarrisonat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.
Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Eliot Richards.
Attempt missed. Damien Mozika (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Aaron Downes (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).
Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.
Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).
Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Craig replaces Jak McCourt.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces David Clarkson.
Damien Mozika (Torquay United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.
Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Jordan Chapell.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.
Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).
Hand ball by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).
Damien Mozika (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Poke.
Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jak McCourt.
Attempt blocked. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. John Marquis (Torquay United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.
Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).
Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).
Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Jak McCourt (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dale Tonge.
Attempt blocked. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Bristol Rovers 1.
Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Foul by Jak McCourt (Torquay United).
John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Lee Mansell (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).
John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).
Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Oliver Norburn.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

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.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Poke.
Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jak McCourt.
Hand ball by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).
Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
goal

As It Stood

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1Chesterfield2211741440
2Oxford Utd2210841538
3Scunthorpe221084738
4Burton221156438
5Newport211074937
6Southend221147837
7Rochdale221147537
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe231058-235
10Cheltenham23896-133
11Dag & Red22868230
12Exeter22859-329
13Plymouth22859-529
14Hartlepool22778128
15Wycombe22769027
16Wimbledon21768-227
17Portsmouth22679-825
18Accrington226610-624
19Bristol Rovers22589-323
20York224108-422
21Mansfield225710-922
22Torquay225710-1122
23Bury22499-421
24Northampton224612-1318
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