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

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.

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Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-3-3

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


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


Formation 3-5-2

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


  • 9Harrison
  • 10Coulthirst
  • 11Sparkes
  • 13Matrevics
  • 21Elito
  • 22Walker
  • 27Mason-Clark
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Match Stats

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    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Barnet 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dan Sparkes.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

    Charlee Adams (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Walker (Barnet).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers).

  13. Post update

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

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tony Craig.

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers).

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