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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.

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Reece Hales replaces Craig Reid.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Aman Verma (Kidderminster Harriers).

  17. Post update

    Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

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