League Two
Bristol Rovers1Plymouth1

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

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Graham Carey replaces Gregg Wylde.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces Jake Jervis.

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.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

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

Hand ball by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cristian Montaño.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Matty Taylor.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Delay in match Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

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

Dangerous play by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

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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