League Two
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York City 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Struggling Bristol Rovers earned a point at York and remain outside the relegation zone in League Two.

The home side were on top early on and could have taken the lead, as Russell Penn saw his drive blocked by Steve Mildenhall from point-blank range.

Rovers had a goal disallowed when John-Joe O'Toole was adjudged to be in an offside position at the far post.

The visitors should have scored but Nick Pope headed against the post and Chris Beardsley missed the target.

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York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"I thought it was an excellent game of football for League Two with two very honest teams having a go at trying to win the game.

"We did create more chances than what they did but to be fair to their keeper he had a fantastic day where he stopped two or three dead certainties.

"But you've got to make the opportunities so I'm very pleased with the performance. The players have put a real shift in over the 90 minutes.

"We dealt with their threat very, very well and on a better day the ball might have bounced in for a winner for us."

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's absolutely a good point, we've just gone against a team that's won their last three.

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Post-match: Bristol Rovers boss Ward

"They're a better team than what we played in the cup ties, but I think we are a better team than the two cup ties as well.

"It doesn't surprise me it was goalless whilst the others had goals conceded because I think both teams and clubs have tightened up really well.

"Away from home against a team in this sort of form is a very good point."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 10PennSubstituted forReedat 81'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 5McGurk
  • 12Carson
  • 14Montrose
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forJarvisat 88'minutes
  • 9Fletcher
  • 7Coulson

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 11Jarvis
  • 16McCombe
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Dickinson
  • 37Reed

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 30LockyerBooked at 22mins
  • 29McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 18HardingSubstituted forWoodardsat 81'minutes
  • 24O Clarke
  • 32O'Toole
  • 9HarroldBooked at 42minsSubstituted forBeardsleyat 61'minutes
  • 10Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Woodards
  • 7Clarkson
  • 15Norburn
  • 17Harrison
  • 19Beardsley
  • 20Gough
  • 34Keary
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,514

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home14
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, York City 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Ryan Bowman.

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

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

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dan Woodards replaces Mitch Harding because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Adam Reed replaces Russell Penn.

Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

Attempt blocked. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Keith Lowe (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Chris Beardsley replaces Matt Harrold because of an injury.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe26139438241448
2Rochdale26144841311046
3Burton2613762923646
4Southend26136734221245
5Chesterfield25128537221544
6Fleetwood25142940291144
7Oxford Utd25119535211442
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth2697102329-634
12Cheltenham268993337-433
13York2771193232032
14Wimbledon2688102729-232
15Exeter2595113134-332
16Hartlepool2687112733-631
17Mansfield2779112736-930
18Accrington2678113138-729
19Bury26610103034-428
20Wycombe2577113034-428
21Portsmouth26610103039-928
22Bristol Rovers2569102226-427
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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