Barnet and Bristol Rovers continue their search for a first win.

Ricky Holmes opened the scoring for Barnet when he turned Adam Virgo with ease before racing forward and slotting home into the bottom right corner.

After the restart Rovers started fastest and Matt Harrold planted in a free header from a corner to level.

Barnet keeper Liam O'Brien was then forced into smart saves from Eliot Richards and Wayne Brown just after the hour to ensure the scores stayed level.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I think it's a good point and it's something to start with.

"We've not been beaten but we've not won, which is obviously disappointing.

"We expected Garry Kenneth to start but he hurt his calf in the warm up, so we had to change that.

"But it gave Eliot Richards his chance and he took it. I thought he was excellent."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Barnet

  • 01 O'Brien
  • 02 Fuller
  • 03 Brown
  • 05 Fortune
  • 06 Saville Booked
  • 08 Byrne (Sykes - 90' )
  • 15 Yiadom (Lee - 86' )
  • 17 Edgar
  • 20 Weston
  • 10 Nurse
  • 11 Holmes (Hyde - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 04 Kamdjo
  • 07 Lee
  • 14 Abdulla
  • 16 Warren
  • 19 Hyde
  • 21 Sykes

Bristol Rovers

  • 28 Walker
  • 02 Smith Booked
  • 06 Parks
  • 14 Brown
  • 19 Virgo
  • 03 Paterson
  • 08 Gill
  • 25 Clucas Booked (Brown - 51' )
  • 07 Clarkson
  • 09 Harrold
  • 10 Richard Booked (Broghammer - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Gough
  • 11 Broghammer
  • 15 Norburn
  • 21 Brown
  • 24 Clarke
  • 16 Anyinsah
Ref: Bratt
Att: 1,794

Match Stats

Shots

7 15

On target

3 10

Corners

6 8

Fouls

18 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:04 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:47

Corner taken by Anthony Edgar from the right by-line, Jake Hyde takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Edgar to the near post, Sam Walker makes a save.

90:00 +3:47 Substitution

Substitution Mark Byrne leaves the field to be replaced by George Sykes.

90:00 +1:46

Matt Gill challenges Anthony Edgar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Saville restarts play with the free kick.

89:54

Lee Brown fouled by Curtis Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Parkes takes the direct free kick.

87:37

Lee Brown takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Adam Virgo takes a shot. Centre by Lee Brown, clearance by Jack Saville.

86:21

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Nurse, clearance made by Michael Smith. Shot from just outside the area by Mark Byrne goes over the bar.

85:40

Michael Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Nurse. Mark Byrne takes the free kick.

82:38 Substitution

Substitution Olly Lee on for Andrew Yiadom.

82:38

Foul by Jonathan Fortune on David Clarkson, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Lee Brown from the free kick, Jonathan Fortune gets a block in. Lee Brown takes a corner.

82:14

Mark Byrne has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

80:38 Substitution

Substitution (Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Fabian Broghammer coming on for Eliot Richards.

79:24

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Fortune by David Clarkson results in a free kick. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick.

78:41

Adam Virgo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Nurse. Mark Byrne takes the free kick.

77:49

Wayne Brown takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien.

75:13

Jake Hyde concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Virgo. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

74:49

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Fortune by Matt Harrold results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam O'Brien.

72:58

Foul by Jonathan Nurse on Adam Virgo, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.

71:43

Foul by David Clarkson on Anthony Edgar, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Byrne from left wing.

71:19

Foul by Curtis Weston on Matt Harrold, free kick awarded. Matt Harrold restarts play with the free kick.

70:23

Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.

70:23 Booking

Booking Caution for Jack Saville.

69:57

Jack Saville challenges Matt Harrold unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:07

Mark Byrne crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Sam Walker.

68:07 Substitution

Substitution Jake Hyde is brought on as a substitute for Ricky Holmes.

68:07 Booking

Booking Michael Smith shown a yellow card.

67:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Smith on Anthony Edgar.

67:27

Andrew Yiadom is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Virgo takes the indirect free kick.

65:42

Eliot Richards takes a shot. Liam O'Brien makes a save.

64:51

The ball is sent over by Matt Gill, Barry Fuller manages to make a clearance.

64:24

Foul by Curtis Weston on Matt Gill, free kick awarded. Matt Gill takes the free kick.

60:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Yiadom on Matt Gill. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Brown from left channel.

59:55

Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien.

58:46

Matt Harrold takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien. Lee Brown is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Liam O'Brien.

58:24

The referee gives a free kick against George Sykes for handball. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

57:37

The ball is crossed by Barry Fuller.

57:10

Adam Virgo concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Nurse. Jack Saville restarts play with the free kick.

54:37

Assist by Matt Gill.

54:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Harrold - Barnet 1 - 1 Bristol R Matt Harrold grabs a headed goal from close range. Barnet 1-1 Bristol Rovers.

52:45

Tom Parkes challenges Ricky Holmes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ricky Holmes, The ball is crossed by Mark Byrne, Eliot Richards takes a shot. Liam O'Brien makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Matt Gill from the left by-line,

52:04

Jack Saville restarts play with the free kick.

52:04 Booking

Booking Eliot Richards receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

51:48

Eliot Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Weston.

50:31

Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

50:31 Substitution

Substitution Seanan Clucas leaves the field to be replaced by Wayne Brown.

50:31

Unfair challenge on Tom Parkes by Jonathan Nurse results in a free kick.

49:50

Foul by Matt Gill on Barry Fuller, free kick awarded. Liam O'Brien takes the direct free kick.

47:02

Eliot Richards decides to take a short corner. The ball is swung over by Lee Brown, save by Liam O'Brien.

45:40

The ball is sent over by Lee Brown, David Clarkson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:44 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00

Eliot Richards produces a cross, Matt Harrold takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien. Seanan Clucas fouled by Curtis Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Gill takes the direct free kick. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Gill, Jonathan Nurse makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Brown from the right by-line to the near post.

43:03

Matt Harrold challenges Mark Byrne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Fortune.

39:48

The ball is swung over by Eliot Richards, Effort from the edge of the box by David Clarkson hits the post. David Clarkson takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Matt Harrold misses to the right of the target.

39:28

The ball is sent over by Lee Brown, Jonathan Fortune manages to make a clearance.

37:45

Effort from outside the penalty box by Andrew Yiadom goes wide left of the target.

37:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Nurse on Adam Virgo. Adam Virgo restarts play with the free kick.

35:46

Unfair challenge on Eliot Richards by Mark Byrne results in a free kick. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

34:39

Jack Saville concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Harrold. Direct free kick taken by Lee Brown.

32:08

Tom Parkes challenges Ricky Holmes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Byrne from right wing, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

31:24

David Clarkson takes a shot. Liam O'Brien makes a save.

30:18

Cross/shot by Matt Gill, blocked by Barry Fuller. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne to the near post, Matt Gill makes a clearance.

29:07

Jonathan Fortune takes the free kick.

29:07 Booking

Booking Seanan Clucas goes into the referee's book.

28:35

Mark Byrne fouled by Tom Parkes, the ref awards a free kick.

27:08

The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Nurse. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

26:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Harrold. Indirect free kick taken by Liam O'Brien.

25:47

Mark Byrne challenges Eliot Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Virgo takes the direct free kick.

24:51

Jordan Brown crosses the ball, clearance made by Michael Smith. Mark Byrne takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Sam Walker.

23:47

Unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Seanan Clucas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Fuller.

21:07

Eliot Richards sends in a cross, Lee Brown takes a shot. Jonathan Fortune gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Brown from the right by-line, Seanan Clucas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam O'Brien. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

19:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Harrold on Jack Saville. Jack Saville takes the direct free kick.

17:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Nurse. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

15:28

Anthony Edgar concedes a free kick for a foul on Seanan Clucas. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Brown from right channel.

14:47

Unfair challenge on Lee Brown by Barry Fuller results in a free kick. Jim Paterson takes the free kick.

12:44

Anthony Edgar takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save. Corner taken by Mark Byrne, Sam Walker makes a save.

11:57

Handball decision goes against Andrew Yiadom. Jim Paterson takes the direct free kick.

11:28

Matt Gill fouled by Andrew Yiadom, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Brown.

10:33

Mark Byrne challenges Matt Harrold unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

7:23

David Clarkson produces a cross, Jonathan Fortune makes a clearance.

8:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricky Holmes - Barnet 1 - 0 Bristol R Ricky Holmes finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnet 1-0 Bristol Rovers.

5:27

The ball is sent over by Ricky Holmes, Adam Virgo manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the left by-line played to the near post, Andrew Yiadom has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

3:45

Foul by Matt Harrold on Mark Byrne, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Fortune.

1:50

The ball is crossed by Anthony Edgar, clearance by Tom Parkes.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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