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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Scunthorpe United

Ellis Harrison's injury-time goal earned Bristol Rovers a point from their game with League One promotion-chasers Scunthorpe at the Memorial Stadium.

The striker converted Liam Sercombe's cross from the right with a low finish from inside the six-yard box to secure a result his side barely deserved.

Scunthorpe took the lead when Duane Holmes stole in behind Rovers' defence after 61 minutes to sweep Funso Ojo's low ball past Adam Smith with his left foot.

The visitors had gone close at the start of the second half when Ojo's shot was deflected up onto the crossbar.

After Holmes' goal, Smith kept Rovers in the game with a fine save from Tom Hopper in the 71st minute.

Rovers edged a forgettable first half in which neither goalkeeper had a save to make. Kyle Bennett fired over for the hosts after 13 minutes from Rory Gaffney's lay-off.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 4Lockyer
  • 25Craig
  • 3Brown
  • 7Sercombe
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forMensahat 70'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 26BennettSubstituted forMooreat 70'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forTelfordat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Sweeney
  • 11Nichols
  • 15J Clarke
  • 18Telford
  • 19Moore
  • 23Mensah

Scunthorpe

  • 1GilksBooked at 59mins
  • 5Wallace
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forGoodeat 90'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 24Yates
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 26McGeehanBooked at 51minsSubstituted forTownsendat 75'minutes
  • 14HopperBooked at 40mins

Substitutes

  • 3Townsend
  • 7Williams
  • 15Lewis
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 22Sutton
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
8,346

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Charlie Goode replaces Duane Holmes.

Hand ball by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bernard Mensah (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ellis Harrison.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Conor Townsend replaces Cameron McGeehan.

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Bernard Mensah (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Telford (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Bernard Mensah replaces Stuart Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dominic Telford replaces Rory Gaffney.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Stuart Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Yates.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Funso Ojo.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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