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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Injury-hit Bristol Rovers produced a battling display to hold promotion-chasing Charlton to a draw at the Memorial Stadium.

The hosts took a 21st-minute lead after an error by Charlton skipper Jason Pearce, whose header back to goalkeeper Ben Amos lacked sufficient pace and Kyle Bennett nipped in to shoot home from close range.

Just before half-time the scores were level as Ben Reeves exchanged passes with Sullay Kaikai on the edge of the box and saw his shot brush the leg of defender Lee Brown to beat the dive of Sam Slocombe.

The Rovers goalkeeper had made a brilliant 36th-minute save to keep out a curling right-footed effort from Nicky Ajose and repeated the heroics on 53 minutes to keep out a similar effort from Reeves.

Already without half-a-dozen injured players, Rovers lost midfielder Liam Sercombe on 24 minutes and had to move captain Tom Lockyer forward from central defence.

They gave a debut to 20-year-old left-back Michael Kelly in the closing stages.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Slocombe
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forKellyat 77'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 25Craig
  • 3Brown
  • 8O Clarke
  • 7SercombeSubstituted forBroadbentat 24'minutes
  • 23MensahSubstituted forGaffneyat 51'minutes
  • 26Bennett
  • 19Moore
  • 9Harrison

Substitutes

  • 6Sweeney
  • 16Broadbent
  • 18Telford
  • 21Smith
  • 30Gaffney
  • 32Russe
  • 41Kelly

Charlton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Amos
  • 34Dijksteel
  • 6Pearce
  • 5Bauer
  • 2Page
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 12Reeves
  • 11KaikaiSubstituted forMagennisat 90+1'minutes
  • 17Aribo
  • 27Zyro
  • 8AjoseSubstituted forMavididiat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 7Marshall
  • 9Magennis
  • 13Phillips
  • 15Konsa
  • 16Mavididi
  • 23Sarr
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
9,336

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anfernee Dijksteel.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Josh Magennis replaces Sullay Kaikai.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Sam Slocombe (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Michael Kelly.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  14. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn402510575363985
2Wigan39258677265183
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton401711125448662
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Southend411411164960-1153
12Bradford39165184961-1253
13Fleetwood41149185560-551
14Doncaster391214134745250
15Blackpool411214155152-150
16Gillingham401214144347-450
17Oxford Utd401211175561-647
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Oldham391111175266-1444
20Wimbledon401110193851-1343
21Rochdale39915154349-642
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton411010213669-3340
24Bury4179253262-3030
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