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Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Substitute Byron Moore scored his first goal for Bristol Rovers as the Pirates came from behind to hold League One promotion chasers Bolton to a draw.

But Darrell Clarke's side will wonder how they failed to turn a sixth successive draw into victory at the Macron Stadium.

Apart from 15 minutes at the start when midfielder Josh Vela fired Wanderers in front with his eighth goal of the season, Rovers bossed their high-flying hosts.

Ellis Harrison missed an open goal after a blunder by goalkeeper Mark Howard. And Rovers had two penalty appeals for handball rejected in the opening period by referee Jeremy Simpson.

Bolton, who lost skipper Jay Spearing to a suspected injury at half-time, could not break out of their own half in the second period.

Howard saved from Cristian Montano and David Wheater booted substitute Luke James' effort off the line.

Eventually Moore, a 72nd-minute replacement for Montano, netted a deserved equaliser three minutes later from Billy Bodin's pass.

Ryan Sweeney then hit a post with Howard stranded and Wanderers' night to forget ended with Chris Long's 90th-minute red card for a second bookable offence.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 25WabaraSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 71'minutes
  • 5Beevers
  • 31Wheater
  • 20A Taylor
  • 15DerikBooked at 79mins
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forTrotterat 45'minutes
  • 24HenrySubstituted forLe Fondreat 82'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 45mins
  • 22Morais
  • 12LongBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 4Dervite
  • 11Solomon-Otabor
  • 13Alnwick
  • 17Trotter
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 45Le Fondre

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Lumley
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 33Sweeney
  • 15J Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 23Bodin
  • 24Sinclair
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forMooreat 73'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forJamesat 38'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 7Mansell
  • 16Harris
  • 22Moore
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney
  • 35Burn
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
13,383

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Booking

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Chris Long (Bolton Wanderers).

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Long (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces James Henry.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Liam Trotter.

Booking

Derik (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derik (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Bodin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Cristian Montaño.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Reece Wabara.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Wabara (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Chris Long (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Long (Bolton Wanderers).

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece Wabara (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers).

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Derik.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke James (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd34208661352668
2Scunthorpe341710760362461
3Fleetwood341710750321861
4Bolton33178845281759
5Bradford351317546341256
6Millwall34151094840855
7Southend341411952421053
8Peterborough35148134947250
9Oxford Utd32147114233949
10Rochdale32146124543248
11Bristol Rovers351212115254-248
12Wimbledon341113104644246
13Walsall341113104144-346
14MK Dons341110134443143
15Charlton34915104339442
16Shrewsbury35118163950-1141
17Northampton35117175159-840
18Bury35117175362-940
19Gillingham35912144556-1139
20Oldham35912142334-1139
21Swindon3599173549-1436
22Port Vale32810143451-1734
23Chesterfield3477203156-2528
24Coventry34510193054-2425
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