Goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall produced a fine display to earn struggling Bristol Rovers a replay against League One side Crawley Town.

Mildenhall beat away a fierce volley from Mark Connolly and had to be alert to keep out Gary Alexander's header.

Rovers' best attempt came through Oliver Norburn, who hit the bar with an excellent volley from 20 yards.

Crawley's Dannie Bulman and Joe Walsh were both denied by Mildenhall as Rovers hung on to secure the replay.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"They've come up and my goalkeeper has made a couple of good saves and kept them out.

"I think again I try to look at both sides and I can't say we deserved to win the game.

"We both deserve to be in the hat which we are and it's going to be an interesting replay.

"I think you saw two teams working really hard physically and mentally to try and take a lead in the game."

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"We were quite pleased with the way we played today. We had a lot of passion and effort, but sometimes there was a lack of ability and skill in the final third.

"Certainly we've got a problem scoring goals. We've scored one goal in the last eight league games which is quite embarrassing to be fair. We certainly know where our problems are.

"Collectively I was delighted with the overall attitude that they showed and today is a good draw for us.

"There's loads of things I would like to work on but I don't want to fill the players heads with too many new things."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 14 Brown
  • 15 Norburn Booked
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 06 Parkes
  • 07 Clarkson (Santos - 69' )
  • 24 Clarke
  • 09 Harrold
  • 10 Richards
  • 18 Harding

Substitutes

  • 17 Harrison
  • 20 Gough
  • 21 Green
  • 33 Santos
  • 34 Keary
  • 35 Southway
  • 36 Lucas

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Connolly Booked
  • 03 Sadler Booked
  • 16 Adams
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 12 Walsh
  • 15 Bulman
  • 10 Drury
  • 09 Alexander
  • 20 Sinclair (Proctor - 80' )
  • 07 Clarke

Substitutes

  • 02 Hurst
  • 08 Torres
  • 14 Proctor
  • 23 Smith
  • 25 Maddison
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 4,623

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

4 3

Corners

2 8

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

90:00 +3:43

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

90:00 +2:27

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:27

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

88:50 Booking

Booking Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

88:46

Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:46

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

85:53

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

85:23

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Paul Jones.

85:08

Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

84:59

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Emile Sinclair.

76:34 Booking

Booking Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

76:28

Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:28

Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

75:36

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

75:36

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:24

Attempt blocked. Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:49

Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:49

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

73:04

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:56

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:56

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

69:30

Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:30

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

68:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces David Clarkson.

66:12

Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

66:12

Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:53

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

65:53

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:23

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:23

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

64:17

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

62:00

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

62:00

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:20

Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

60:43

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

60:43

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:50

Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

54:25

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

54:25

Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:40

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

52:40

Attempt missed. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

51:36 Booking

Booking Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

51:27

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

51:27

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:08

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

50:05

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Lee Brown.

46:40

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

46:40

Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:04

Foul by Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers).

46:04

Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

45:00 +0:26

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

44:46

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

43:31

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:31

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

41:54

Attempt saved. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

40:57

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by David Clarkson.

40:25

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

36:33

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

32:32

Attempt saved. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:18

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

20:38

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

18:27

Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

18:27

Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:25

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

17:01

Attempt saved. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

16:24

Attempt saved. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:20

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

14:20

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:44

Hand ball by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

11:21

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

9:00

Foul by Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers).

9:00

Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:28

David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:28

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

6:32

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

5:50

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:50

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

4:15

Attempt saved. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

3:26

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:26

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

1:29

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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