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Bristol Rovers 2-2 Portsmouth

Goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray's injury-time own goal robbed Portsmouth of victory in a League One draw with Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

Liam Sercombe's left-wing corner deflected off the knee of defender Ross McCorbie and the underside of the crossbar before MacGillivray appeared to get the final touch as ball crossed the line to gift Rovers an unlikely point.

The visitors took a ninth minute lead when Luke Leahy was judged to have impeded John Marquis as he looked to make contact with a left-wing cross and Gareth Evans produced a sweetly-stuck penalty to beat the dive of Anssi Jaakkola.

Portsmouth doubled their advantage in the 70th minute, Marquis producing a quality cross from the right for Ronan Curtis to head powerfully into the roof of the net from close range.

Alex Rodman gave Rovers hope with a low left-footed drive from 10 yards in the 78th minute after the Pompey defence had failed to clear a ball into their box.

But it looked no more than a consolation until the own goal provided an unexpected twist in the tale.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 16Davies
  • 5CraigSubstituted forLittleat 80'minutes
  • 15Kilgour
  • 33Rodman
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forSercombeat 71'minutes
  • 6UpsonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forBennettat 89'minutes
  • 4OgogoBooked at 83mins
  • 11Leahy
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 17Smith

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 2Little
  • 7Sercombe
  • 10Nichols
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 24Menayese

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 15McCrorieBooked at 39mins
  • 6BurgessBooked at 80mins
  • 20RaggettBooked at 1mins
  • 3Brown
  • 33Close
  • 4Naylor
  • 7Williams
  • 26Evans
  • 11CurtisBooked at 69mins
  • 10MarquisSubstituted forHarrisonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 13Bolton
  • 14Cannon
  • 19Harness
  • 22Harrison
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
8,648

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Portsmouth 2.

Goal!

Own Goal by Craig MacGillivray, Portsmouth. Bristol Rovers 2, Portsmouth 2.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

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

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ellis Harrison replaces John Marquis.

Hand ball by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Ed Upson.

Attempt missed. Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Davies with a cross.

Foul by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ed Upson with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Mark Little replaces Tony Craig.

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Portsmouth 2. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Davies following a set piece situation.

Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Ross McCrorie (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Liam Sercombe replaces Ollie Clarke.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Portsmouth 2. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by John Marquis with a cross.

Booking

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tyler Smith.

Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt blocked. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Evans with a cross.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich1493224101430
2Wycombe1586124141030
3Peterborough1584336181828
4Fleetwood148242617926
5Oxford Utd1574432181425
6Coventry156722018225
7Doncaster136432214822
8Sunderland146442116522
9Blackpool155731816222
10Bristol Rovers156451718-122
11Rotherham146352113821
12Shrewsbury145631214-221
13Burton135441613319
14Rochdale155461925-619
15Gillingham154652017318
16Portsmouth134541514117
17Lincoln City155281720-317
18Accrington153571726-914
19Tranmere143471727-1013
20MK Dons1541101222-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1512121643-275
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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