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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:

"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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

  7. Post update

    Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

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

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Angelo Balanta replaces Matty Taylor.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

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