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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).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield22117432181440
2Oxford Utd22108434191538
3Scunthorpe2210843124738
4Burton2211562622438
5Newport2110743021937
6Southend2211472719837
7Rochdale2211473328537
8Fleetwood2211293428635
9Morecambe2310582830-235
10Cheltenham238963031-133
11Dag & Red228682927230
12Exeter228592730-329
13Plymouth228591924-529
14Hartlepool227782524128
15Wycombe227692929027
16Wimbledon217682325-227
17Portsmouth226792836-825
18Accrington2266102430-624
19Bristol Rovers225892023-323
20York2241082529-422
21Mansfield2257102332-922
22Torquay2257102334-1122
23Bury224992529-421
24Northampton2246121730-1318
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