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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Barnet: Non-league Bees shock League One opponents

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FA Cup: Bristol Rovers 1-2 Barnet highlights

Substitute Byron Harrison netted a 77th-minute winner as Barnet came from behind to shock League One club Bristol Rovers with a 2-1 FA Cup first-round replay win at the Memorial Stadium.

The National League side fell behind in the 63rd minute when Rovers striker Tom Nichols ended a goal drought stretching back more than a year by tapping home from Kyle Bennett's cross.

But Craig Robson equalised in the 75th minute, reacting quickest to a chip into the box and lifting the ball over advancing goalkeeper Adam Smith.

Two minutes later Harrison slid in at the far post to convert a cross from the left by fellow substitute Dan Sparkes.

Barnet, who progressed to the second round for the first time since 2015, will host National League North club Stockport County in the next round.

Rovers should have been ahead by the break - Bennett was left with an open goal after a penetrating move down the right, but somehow contrived to shoot against the left-hand post.

Barnet striker Manny Duku reacted angrily to being replaced by Josh Walker in the 35th minute and lashed out at the side of the visitors' dugout as he left the pitch - manager John Still responded by banishing him to the dressing room.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 22PartingtonSubstituted forLeadbitterat 60'minutes
  • 15J Clarke
  • 5Craig
  • 28KellySubstituted forLockyerat 79'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 6Upson
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forPayneat 60'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 10Nichols
  • 33Rodman

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 9Payne
  • 14Lines
  • 26Matthews
  • 27Menayese
  • 31Andre

Barnet

  • 1Cousins
  • 26SweeneyBooked at 70mins
  • 4Reynolds
  • 6Robson
  • 2Alexander
  • 8AdamsBooked at 90mins
  • 18FonguckSubstituted forSparkesat 73'minutes
  • 12Taylor
  • 3Johnson
  • 37DukuSubstituted forWalkerat 35'minutes
  • 38BettamerSubstituted forHarrisonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harrison
  • 10Coulthirst
  • 11Sparkes
  • 13Matrevics
  • 21Elito
  • 22Walker
  • 27Mason-Clark
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,740

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dan Sparkes.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Cheye Alexander (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Charlee Adams (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Walker (Barnet).

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Byron Harrison (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers).

Cheye Alexander (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

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

Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Craig Robson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers).

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Walker (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Lockyer replaces Michael Kelly.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dan Sparkes.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Barnet 2. Byron Harrison (Barnet) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dan Sparkes.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Barnet 1. Craig Robson (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers).

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

Foul by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

Craig Robson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Dan Sparkes replaces Wesley Fonguck.

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

Foul by Craig Robson (Barnet).

Attempt saved. Josh Walker (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Callum Reynolds.

Booking

Dan Sweeney (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Sweeney (Barnet).

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