Struggling Bristol Rovers earned a point at York and remain outside the relegation zone in League Two.

The home side were on top early on and could have taken the lead, as Russell Penn saw his drive blocked by Steve Mildenhall from point-blank range.

Rovers had a goal disallowed when John-Joe O'Toole was adjudged to be in an offside position at the far post.

The visitors should have scored but Nick Pope headed against the post and Chris Beardsley missed the target.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I thought it was an excellent game of football for League Two with two very honest teams having a go at trying to win the game.

"We did create more chances than what they did but to be fair to their keeper he had a fantastic day where he stopped two or three dead certainties.

"But you've got to make the opportunities so I'm very pleased with the performance. The players have put a real shift in over the 90 minutes.

"We dealt with their threat very, very well and on a better day the ball might have bounced in for a winner for us."

Bristol Rovers boss John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's absolutely a good point, we've just gone against a team that's won their last three.

"They're a better team than what we played in the cup ties, but I think we are a better team than the two cup ties as well.

"It doesn't surprise me it was goalless whilst the others had goals conceded because I think both teams and clubs have tightened up really well.

"Away from home against a team in this sort of form is a very good point."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 10 Penn (Reed - 81' )
  • 15 Lowe
  • 05 McGurk
  • 12 Carson
  • 14 Montrose
  • 19 Bowman (Jarvis - 88' )
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 07 Coulson

Substitutes

  • 04 Smith
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 16 McCombe
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 25 Dickinson
  • 37 Reed

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 14 Brown
  • 30 Lockyer Booked
  • 29 McChrystal
  • 06 Parkes
  • 18 Harding (Woodards - 81' )
  • 24 Clarke
  • 32 O'Toole
  • 09 Harrold Booked (Beardsley - 61' )
  • 10 Richards

Substitutes

  • 04 Woodards
  • 07 Clarkson
  • 15 Norburn
  • 17 Harrison
  • 19 Beardsley
  • 20 Gough
  • 34 Keary
Ref: David Webb
Att: 3,514

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

6 4

Corners

14 1

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

90:00 +3:57

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

90:00 +3:02

Corner, York City. Conceded by Lee Brown.

89:47

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

89:47

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:05

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

89:05

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Ryan Bowman.

84:43

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

84:43

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:37

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

81:26

Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (York City).

80:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dan Woodards replaces Mitch Harding because of an injury.

80:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Adam Reed replaces Russell Penn.

79:38

Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

77:18

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

75:25

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:25

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers).

72:28

Attempt missed. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

69:40

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

69:40

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:30

Corner, York City. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

68:23

Attempt blocked. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:53

Corner, York City. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

64:43

Attempt saved. Keith Lowe (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

64:22

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

64:09

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:35

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

60:43

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

60:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Chris Beardsley replaces Matt Harrold because of an injury.

58:29

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

56:00

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:58

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

53:36

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

52:55

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

52:55

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:03

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:03

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

50:00

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

50:00

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:09

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

47:09

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:18

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

46:18

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

45:00 +0:56

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

44:16

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

43:27

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:27

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

42:38

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:28 Booking

Booking Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

41:15

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:15

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

39:25

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

39:00

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) hits the right post with a header from the left side of the box.

38:26

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

35:07

Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (York City).

33:02

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

28:50

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

28:16

Corner, York City. Conceded by Lee Brown.

27:00

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:59

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

23:51

Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Smith.

23:05

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:05

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

21:44 Booking

Booking Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

21:37

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:37

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

21:02

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

21:02

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:25

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

15:11

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

13:21

Attempt missed. Keith Lowe (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

12:47

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:47

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

10:59

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

10:51

Attempt blocked. Russell Penn (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:16

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

10:09

Attempt blocked. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

9:05

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

8:34

Corner, York City. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

6:36

Corner, York City. Conceded by Lee Brown.

3:01

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:01

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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