The FA Cup - First Round
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Bristol Rovers 3-3 York City

Wes Fletcher

Wes Fletcher's late goal earned York City an FA Cup replay after a thrilling six-goal draw with Bristol Rovers.

Ryan Jarvis scored from close range to put York ahead, before Eliot Richards' low drive brought Rovers level within two minutes.

Josh Carson's 30-yard volley put the visitors ahead again, while headers from Matt Harrold and Chris Beardsley looked to have won it for the hosts.

But Fletcher's late close-range finish secured the draw for York.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"It was a good cup tie. Performance wise I thought we were pretty good but the goals we conceded were soft goals.

"To go down 3-2 for me we're fortunate to still be in the cup.

"But credit to them they stuck at the job over the course of 90 minutes and we've earned a replay."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 25Clucas
  • 30Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 33Santos
  • 24O Clarke
  • 19BeardsleySubstituted forBruntat 84'minutes
  • 15NorburnSubstituted forHarroldat 58'minutes
  • 10Richards

Substitutes

  • 7Clarkson
  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 20Gough
  • 26Brunt
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Ingham
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 16FyfieldBooked at 58mins
  • 18Platt
  • 4SmithBooked at 83mins
  • 6Parslow
  • 12CarsonBooked at 41mins
  • 29Whitehouse
  • 19BowmanBooked at 10minsSubstituted forCresswellat 88'minutes
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forFletcherat 74'minutes
  • 28PuriSubstituted forBrobbelat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kettings
  • 8Clay
  • 9Fletcher
  • 10Chambers
  • 17Cresswell
  • 20Allen
  • 27Brobbel
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,654

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamYork
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, York City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, York City 3.

  3. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tom Platt (York City).

  5. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

  7. Post update

    Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brobbel (York City).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Richard Cresswell replaces Ryan Bowman because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Bowman.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, York City 3. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Brunt replaces Chris Beardsley.

  14. Booking

    Chris Smith (York City) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Smith (York City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  19. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).