The FA Cup - First Round - Replay
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York City 2-3 Bristol Rovers

John-Joe O'Toole

Bristol Rovers secured their place in the second round of the FA Cup despite a late comeback by fellow League Two strugglers York City.

Rovers led when John-Joe O'Toole netted after an Eliot Richards effort hit a post and Oliver Norburn's low, 18-yard strike made it 2-0 before half-time.

Chris Beardsley fired in a third but Wes Fletcher's penalty, after Lewis Montrose was fouled, made it 3-1.

Fletcher then scored from long range but the visitors held on.

The Pirates are at home against Crawley Town in the second round on Saturday, 7 December.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"If you use the word 'pathetic' - for 70 minutes that's exactly what we were.

"I'm not being clever but I spotted it before the game and I said some were not right mentally and that comes from within. I regret to say I was spot on.

"We didn't concede the goals, we gave them the goals once again and then to get back into the game in the manner we did is absolutely crazy.

"For 20 minutes we gave the supporters value for money - before that, no.

"We've robbed good people of hard-earned money and that's not acceptable."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Kettings
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 16Fyfield
  • 29Whitehouse
  • 4SmithSubstituted forMcGurkat 45'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 8ClaySubstituted forChambersat 45'minutes
  • 14Montrose
  • 19Bowman
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forPuriat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 10Chambers
  • 17Cresswell
  • 18Platt
  • 20Allen
  • 28Puri

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 32O'Toole
  • 6Parkes
  • 30Lockyer
  • 15Norburn
  • 24O Clarke
  • 19BeardsleySubstituted forHarroldat 78'minutes
  • 7Clarkson
  • 10Richards

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Harding
  • 20Gough
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,051

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 2, Bristol Rovers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 2, Bristol Rovers 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Fyfield (York City).

  4. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  6. Post update

    Daniel Parslow (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

  9. Post update

    David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

  11. Post update

    Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Elliot Whitehouse (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

  17. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Smith.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matt Harrold replaces Chris Beardsley.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.