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Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Bristol Rovers

Substitute Gavin Reilly scored a stoppage-time leveller as Bristol Rovers snatched a point at West Country rivals Plymouth.

Reilly headed on James Clarke's curling cross to take the ball out of the reach of goalkeeper Matt Macey as resurgent Rovers extended their unbeaten run to five games.

Defender Tony Craig had scored a 75th-minute own goal, heading in off the crossbar as Ruben Lameiras' corner from the right bounced up at the far post to make it 2-1 to the home side.

The first half was goalless as Macey made a superb save in added time to deny Tom Nichols as he met skipper Ollie Clarke's cross from the right with a goal-bound strike.

Plymouth's Portuguese play-maker Lameiras broke the deadlock in the 51st minute.

He jinked into the area down the right, exchanged passes with David Fox and then curled the ball past goalkeeper Jack Bonham.

Rovers' reply was out of the blue, with Jonson Clarke-Harris ending his attacking run with a thumping angled strike into the top corner from 20 yards which gave Macey no chance.

But Reilly came to Rovers' rescue and they remain only one point and one place below Argyle in the League One table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2RileySubstituted forThrelkeldat 62'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 14Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8FoxSubstituted forJonesat 86'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 6NessBooked at 88mins
  • 11Lameiras
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor
  • 13Anderson
  • 20Jones
  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 29Fletcher

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 15J Clarke
  • 30Kilgour
  • 5Craig
  • 3Holmes-Dennis
  • 6Upson
  • 25OgogoSubstituted forReillyat 86'minutes
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forJakubiakat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Lines
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 24Sinclair
  • 28Kelly
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
12,003

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 2.

Booking

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 2. Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Clarke with a cross.

Attempt missed. James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lloyd Jones replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Gavin Reilly replaces Abu Ogogo.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Tony Craig, Bristol Rovers. Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 1.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Tom Nichols.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces Joe Riley because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton392411476314583
2Barnsley392212565283778
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton381910955371867
6Peterborough391610136054658
7Doncaster3815121161501157
8Blackpool391414114341256
9Coventry39168154343056
10Burton391411145346753
11Fleetwood381410144941852
12Gillingham39138185363-1047
13Oxford Utd391113154554-946
14Plymouth391210174961-1246
15Bristol Rovers381112153939045
16Wycombe381111164758-1144
17Accrington371111154054-1444
18Scunthorpe39128194767-2044
19Shrewsbury391013164252-1043
20Southend39126214757-1042
21Walsall39119194261-1942
22Rochdale38118194776-2941
23Wimbledon39116223457-2339
24Bradford39106234367-2436
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