FA Cup - First Round
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Bristol Rovers 3-3 York City

Wes Fletcher

Wes Fletcher's late goal earned York City an FA Cup replay after a thrilling six-goal draw with Bristol Rovers.

Ryan Jarvis scored from close range to put York ahead, before Eliot Richards' low drive brought Rovers level within two minutes.

Josh Carson's 30-yard volley put the visitors ahead again, while headers from Matt Harrold and Chris Beardsley looked to have won it for the hosts.

But Fletcher's late close-range finish secured the draw for York.

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York City manager Nigel Worthington

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"It was a good cup tie. Performance wise I thought we were pretty good but the goals we conceded were soft goals.

"To go down 3-2 for me we're fortunate to still be in the cup.

"But credit to them they stuck at the job over the course of 90 minutes and we've earned a replay."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 25Clucas
  • 30Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 33Santos
  • 24O Clarke
  • 19BeardsleySubstituted forBruntat 84'minutes
  • 15NorburnSubstituted forHarroldat 58'minutes
  • 10Richards

Substitutes

  • 7Clarkson
  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 20Gough
  • 26Brunt
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 16FyfieldBooked at 58mins
  • 18Platt
  • 4SmithBooked at 83mins
  • 6Parslow
  • 12CarsonBooked at 41mins
  • 29Whitehouse
  • 19BowmanBooked at 10minsSubstituted forCresswellat 88'minutes
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forFletcherat 74'minutes
  • 28PuriSubstituted forBrobbelat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kettings
  • 8Clay
  • 9Fletcher
  • 10Chambers
  • 17Cresswell
  • 20Allen
  • 27Brobbel
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,654

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamYork
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, York City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, York City 3.

Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Platt (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Brobbel (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Richard Cresswell replaces Ryan Bowman because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Bowman.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, York City 3. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Brunt replaces Chris Beardsley.

Booking

Chris Smith (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Smith (York City).

Attempt missed. Alefe Santos (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, York City 2. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Smith with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Wes Fletcher replaces Ryan Jarvis because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Ryan Brobbel (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jamal Fyfield.

Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

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

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

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

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

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

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, York City 2. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matt Harrold replaces Oliver Norburn.

Booking

Jamal Fyfield (York City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (York City).

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

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