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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Bury

Bristol Rovers shared the points with Bury after failing to build on an early penalty.

John-Joe O'Toole struck from the spot when Shaun Beeley mistimed his challenge on Eliot Richards.

But Beeley was redeemed when he delivered a cross from the right and Danny Hylton converted from close in.

Bury's Shaun Harrad headed onto the crossbar after the break, having fired over with the goal at his mercy in the first half, but could not find the net.

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Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We've tried really hard. It sounds a bit school boy, but I cannot grumble about how hard the boys have tried.

"We got a lovely start with a decision before the game's really got going. We've tucked it away and then we've been on the back foot

"To be fair to them, they took the game to us throughout the first half. They were very strong and knocked us about a little bit and we found that difficult to stand up to.

"But after half-time we regrouped and became the better team. It was one of those football matches really."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 24O ClarkeSubstituted forLockyerat 61'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 22PackwoodBooked at 25mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 33SantosSubstituted forHarrisonat 80'minutes
  • 32O'Toole
  • 9Harrold
  • 19Beardsley
  • 10Richards

Substitutes

  • 7Clarkson
  • 15Norburn
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Harding
  • 20Gough
  • 26Brunt
  • 30Lockyer

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Jensen
  • 2Beeley
  • 23Howell
  • 6Proctor
  • 4HindsSubstituted forEdjengueleat 13'minutes
  • 5Cameron
  • 12SedgwickBooked at 23minsSubstituted forJonesat 55'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 14HarradSubstituted forNardielloat 66'minutes
  • 24HyltonBooked at 45mins
  • 15Mayor

Substitutes

  • 7Jones
  • 8Miller
  • 11Holden
  • 18Nardiello
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 31Walker
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
5,534

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamBury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Bury 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

  7. Post update

    William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig Jones.

  9. Post update

    Dean Howell (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig Jones.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match William Edjenguele (Bury) because of an injury.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Alefe Santos because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  19. Booking

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.