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Bristol Rovers 2-2 Rochdale

Matt Taylor volleyed a spectacular 49th-minute equaliser to earn Bristol Rovers a draw at home to 10-man Rochdale.

The visitors went in front after 17 minutes when Callum Camps ran on to an Ian Henderson pass and rounded goalkeeper Kelle Roos before shooting into an empty net.

The lead lasted only four minutes before Peter Hartley headed a Chris Lines corner across goal for Taylor to get the final touch inside the six-yard box.

Before the celebrations of the home fans had died down, Rochdale struck again as the dangerous Joe Bunney collected a long ball from the left and crossed for Henderson to net a simple tap-in.

Rochdale could have been further ahead at the break with Peter Vincenti heading wide early on and Henderson seeing a 35th-minute shot from close range saved by Roos.

Taylor levelled again with a scissor-kick from Hartley's header soon after the break and Rochdale's task was made tougher when centre-back Niall Canavan was dismissed for a second yellow card in the 72nd minute, but they held on.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Brown
  • 34BoatengSubstituted forColkettat 80'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 14LinesBooked at 56mins
  • 17EasterSubstituted forJamesat 83'minutes
  • 23BodinSubstituted forHarrisonat 54'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 10Taylor

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney
  • 35Colkett

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5CanavanBooked at 72mins
  • 6McGahey
  • 3TanserSubstituted forMcNultyat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Lund
  • 24AllenBooked at 47mins
  • 10CampsSubstituted forKeaneat 76'minutes
  • 7VincentiBooked at 42minsSubstituted forAndrewat 66'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 39Bunney

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 9Andrew
  • 12McDermott
  • 18Keane
  • 19Davies
  • 25Logan
  • 29Odelusi
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
8,057

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Rochdale 2.

Attempt missed. James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) header from very close range is too high.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Booking

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke James replaces Jermaine Easter.

Hand ball by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Charlie Colkett replaces Hiram Boateng.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Keith Keane replaces Callum Camps.

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Niall Canavan (Rochdale) for a bad foul.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Rochdale).

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Peter Vincenti.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Booking

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton7430106415
2Scunthorpe64111771013
3Bradford734095413
4Fleetwood7331127512
5Millwall73311311212
6Peterborough73221510511
7Bury7322128411
8Northampton725085311
9Port Vale732298111
10Gillingham73221113-211
11Oxford Utd731388010
12Sheff Utd7313911-210
13Charlton62319729
14Chesterfield72239908
15MK Dons7223810-28
16Swindon622268-28
17Oldham714247-37
18Shrewsbury7214812-47
19Bristol Rovers512279-25
20Walsall6123710-35
21Wimbledon7124812-45
22Southend7124613-75
23Coventry704338-54
24Rochdale7034610-43
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