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FC Halifax Town 2-2 Bristol Rovers

Ellis Harrison
Ellis Harrison came off the bench at half-time to score his seventh Conference goal of the season

Bristol Rovers came from two goals down to rescue a point against Halifax but were still knocked off top spot.

Halifax were 2-0 up by half-time with Lois Maynard powering in a header from James Bolton's cross and Marc Roberts poking past Steve Mildenhall.

Lee Brown pulled one back when he thundered a shot in from the edge of the area, before Ellis Harrison completed the second-half comeback.

The substitute finished superbly with a minute remaining to earn a point.

Despite the point, Bristol Rovers are knocked down to second in the Conference on goal difference after Barnet won at Eastleigh.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Clarke on Halifax v Bristol Rovers

"Credit to my players and my whole squad to keep going and get a point out of the game.

"It's a very difficult place to come, we've kept our unbeaten run going.

"The boys stuck with it. Me personally, I'd rather lose a game three or four nil, then not have a right go at trying."

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 8Marshall
  • 2Bolton
  • 23Hutchison
  • 5Pearson
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forBodenat 84'minutes
  • 7SmithSubstituted forHillhouseat 62'minutes
  • 20Maynard
  • 3McManus
  • 12Peniket
  • 4Roberts

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 14Williams
  • 15Roberts
  • 19Boden
  • 35Hillhouse

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 4LockyerSubstituted forEasterat 64'minutes
  • 6ParkesBooked at 60mins
  • 7MansellBooked at 60mins
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystalBooked at 76mins
  • 3Brown
  • 14Lines
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forHarrisonat 53'minutes
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forBalantaat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Easter
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 28Dawson
  • 29Balanta
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,248

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Bristol Rovers 2.

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

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Bristol Rovers 2. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Lines.

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Scott Boden replaces Jamie Jackson.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Bristol Rovers 1. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Angelo Balanta replaces Matty Taylor.

Hand ball by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Tom Lockyer.

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Sam Hillhouse replaces Adam Smith.

Booking

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Booking

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Graham Hutchison (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Richard Peniket tries a through ball, but Richard Peniket is caught offside.

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

Attempt saved. Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Ollie Clarke.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

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