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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Josh Simpson
Josh Simpson's goal was his first for Plymouth

Josh Simpson scored a late equaliser for Plymouth against fellow promotion hopefuls Bristol Rovers but Argyle dropped to second place in League Two.

Gregg Wylde almost scored for Plymouth in the first half of the West Country derby, but shot over from 15 yards.

And after Tom Lockyer hit the post for Rovers, Billy Bodin nodded them ahead from Jermaine Easter's cross.

But with two minutes of normal time left, Simpson drilled in from the edge of the area to earn his side a point.

The result left Rovers in fourth place, four points behind the automatic promotion places, while Plymouth are two points behind leaders Northampton, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forBodinat 54'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6ParkesBooked at 10mins
  • 3Brown
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 14Lines
  • 7MansellSubstituted forMontañoat 54'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forEasterat 73'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 8O Clarke
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Preston
  • 23Bodin
  • 27Broom

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MellorBooked at 90mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14JervisSubstituted forThrelkeldat 89'minutes
  • 4McHugh
  • 8Simpson
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forCareyat 90'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forTannerat 61'minutes
  • 17Brunt

Substitutes

  • 10Carey
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 21Bittner
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 27Tanner
  • 28Forster
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
10,190

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away11
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Booking

    Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Graham Carey replaces Gregg Wylde.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces Jake Jervis.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carl McHugh.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth28175643251856
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers28145939281147
5Portsmouth261111444232144
6Accrington24126642291342
7Wimbledon2711974032842
8Leyton Orient27101074338540
9Wycombe2611783227540
10Carlisle2510964340339
11Mansfield2710893630638
12Cambridge28108104040038
13Exeter27107103740-337
14Morecambe26105114646035
15Luton2797114038234
16Crawley28104143447-1334
17Notts County2696113846-833
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage28610123750-1328
20Newport2659123041-1124
21Hartlepool2473142339-1624
22Yeovil2748152641-1520
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2638152749-2217
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