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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers

Bristol Rovers avoided a second successive home loss as Matty Taylor salvaged a point against Kidderminster.

Mark McChrystal forced Daniel Lewis to save smartly as the Pirates began well.

Harriers came close before the break as Nathan Blissett's low shot was parried by Steve Mildenhall and Tom Lockyer cleared another effort off the line.

Kidderminster went ahead when Blissett headed home from a corner, but Rovers levelled late on as substitute Taylor forced in Lyle Della Verde's cross.

It was a reward for the striker's perseverance, having clipped the crossbar from an earlier opportunity.

The hosts maintain their place in the play-off positions in fourth spot, while Harriers sit three points outside the top five in 11th.

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Clarke on Bristol Rovers v Harriers

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I think when you go in and you're 1-0 down with 10 minutes to go, you certainly take a point.

"But I'm just disappointed, I thought we started the game really well, had good opportunities, good set-pieces in the first 15 minutes but we just didn't capitalise on them which could have changed the game.

"Little bits in the first half and the second half and middle of the game, we weren't as good as what I expect us to be.

"I'll have a few words in the changing room; we have got to do better for me especially the last 20 minutes of the first half and last 20 minutes of the second."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 30Della Verde
  • 7Mansell
  • 24Sinclair
  • 16MartinSubstituted forTaylorat 46'minutes
  • 9BruntSubstituted forHarrisonat 61'minutes
  • 14WhiteSubstituted forO Clarkeat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8O Clarke
  • 10Taylor
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 29Balanta

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 15Grimes
  • 6Dunkley
  • 30Gowling
  • 28Nicholson
  • 7Byrne
  • 8Johnson
  • 17Verma
  • 23Robinson
  • 10ReidSubstituted forHalesat 88'minutes
  • 13Blissett

Substitutes

  • 3Green
  • 14Obeng
  • 18Gittings
  • 20Williams
  • 22Hales
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
5,848

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

Attempt missed. Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Reece Hales replaces Craig Reid.

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

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

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

Attempt saved. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Attempt saved. Kevin Nicholson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Kidderminster Harriers 1. Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Ryan Brunt.

Attempt missed. Nathan Blissett (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marvin Johnson with a cross.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Attempt missed. Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Lyle Della Verde (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Dave Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Jamie White.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 0, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

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