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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Wigan Athletic

Substitute Ryan Colclough scored an 80th-minute equaliser to keep Wigan's League One title bid on course with a draw at Bristol Rovers.

A 67th-minute replacement for Gavin Massey, Colclough netted with a right-footed shot from the left corner of the box which slithered under the dive of Rovers goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

Rovers had taken a 28th-minute lead when the ball broke to Liam Sercombe 25 yards out and the midfielder strode forward to net with a low right-footed shot that skimmed along the wet surface.

A match played in pouring rain saw the home side create the best first-half chances, Ellis Harrison firing wide early on and Kyle Bennett striking a post with a curling right-footed shot from the edge of the box.

Wigan goalkeeper Christian Walton made a fine double save on 43 minutes to keep out shots from Sercombe and Byron Moore.

Lee Brown hit a post for Rovers in stoppage time, but the visitors held on for a hard-earned draw to stay a point ahead of second-placed Blackburn.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Slocombe
  • 15J Clarke
  • 25Craig
  • 4Lockyer
  • 3Brown
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forNicholsat 45'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 7Sercombe
  • 26Bennett
  • 19Moore
  • 9Harrison

Substitutes

  • 11Nichols
  • 16Broadbent
  • 18Telford
  • 20Bola
  • 21Smith
  • 23Mensah
  • 30Gaffney

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 6Power
  • 5Morsy
  • 11MasseySubstituted forColcloughat 67'minutes
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forColeat 77'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 8VaughanSubstituted forGriggat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Walker
  • 9Grigg
  • 10Cole
  • 14Bruce
  • 23Jones
  • 27Colclough
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
8,414

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Wigan Athletic 1. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Elder.

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Devante Cole replaces Gary Roberts.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lee Brown.

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

Foul by Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers).

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces James Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Gavin Massey.

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Byron Moore.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic).

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic).

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

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan442810687285994
2Blackburn442712580384293
3Shrewsbury442511859372286
4Rotherham442371471512076
5Charlton441911145750768
6Scunthorpe4317161060491167
7Plymouth431811145451365
8Portsmouth44196195555063
9Peterborough441613156658861
10Bradford43187185563-861
11Blackpool441514155953659
12Southend441611175662-659
13Bristol Rovers44169195965-657
14Doncaster431315155251154
15Fleetwood44159205766-954
16Oxford Utd441411195863-553
17Gillingham441216164452-852
18Wimbledon431311194455-1150
19Rochdale441018164755-848
20Walsall431212195163-1248
21Oldham441115185673-1748
22Northampton441210224174-3346
23MK Dons441012224267-2542
24Bury44711263869-3132
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