The FA Cup - First Round
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Barnet 1-1 Bristol Rovers

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FA Cup: Barnet 1-1 Bristol Rovers highlights

Ten-man Bristol Rovers forced an FA Cup first-round replay as they drew with National League side Barnet.

The League One visitors were reduced to 10 men in only the seventh minute when Stuart Sinclair was sent off for a two-footed challenge.

Barnet, who are 12th in the National League, went ahead as Elliot Johnson's cross was headed in by Craig Robson.

Rovers equalised in the second half through Chris Lines' penalty after Tom Nichols was fouled by Callum Reynolds.

Both sides had late chances to avoid a replay as Barnet went close when Jack Taylor's shot skimmed the crossbar.

The visitors piled on the pressure despite having 10 men as Ollie Clarke's 18-yard shot hit the bar while Liam Sercombe and Sam Matthews were also denied.

And then, in injury time, Lines' driven effort bounced back off the inside of the upright as Rovers came within a whisker of booking a place in the second round.

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 1Cousins
  • 2Alexander
  • 4Reynolds
  • 6Robson
  • 26Sweeney
  • 3Johnson
  • 12Taylor
  • 8Adams
  • 18FonguckSubstituted forSparkesat 69'minutes
  • 37DukuSubstituted forHarrisonat 85'minutes
  • 38BettamerSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tarpey
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Coulthirst
  • 11Sparkes
  • 13Matrevics
  • 22Walker
  • 23Tutonda

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 7Sercombe
  • 4LockyerBooked at 86mins
  • 5Craig
  • 15J Clarke
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBennettat 23'minutes
  • 28KellySubstituted forLinesat 45'minutes
  • 24SinclairBooked at 7mins
  • 10NicholsBooked at 34mins
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9PayneBooked at 8minsSubstituted forMatthewsat 23'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Lines
  • 20Reilly
  • 22Partington
  • 23Bennett
  • 26Matthews
  • 27Menayese
  • 31Andre
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,705

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt blocked. Josh Walker (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Barnet).

Sam Matthews (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

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

Foul by Josh Walker (Barnet).

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Byron Harrison replaces Immanuelson Duku.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Callum Reynolds (Barnet) because of an injury.

Callum Reynolds (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Sam Matthews (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig Robson.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Elliott Johnson.

Foul by Craig Robson (Barnet).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Josh Walker replaces Mohamed Bettamer.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Charlee Adams (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Matthews (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Barnet).

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

Jack Taylor (Barnet) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Immanuelson Duku (Barnet).

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Elliott Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott Johnson (Barnet).

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