FA Cup - First Round - Replay
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York City 2-3 Bristol Rovers

John-Joe O'Toole

Bristol Rovers secured their place in the second round of the FA Cup despite a late comeback by fellow League Two strugglers York City.

Rovers led when John-Joe O'Toole netted after an Eliot Richards effort hit a post and Oliver Norburn's low, 18-yard strike made it 2-0 before half-time.

Chris Beardsley fired in a third but Wes Fletcher's penalty, after Lewis Montrose was fouled, made it 3-1.

Fletcher then scored from long range but the visitors held on.

The Pirates are at home against Crawley Town in the second round on Saturday, 7 December.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

York City boss Nigel Worthington

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"If you use the word 'pathetic' - for 70 minutes that's exactly what we were.

"I'm not being clever but I spotted it before the game and I said some were not right mentally and that comes from within. I regret to say I was spot on.

"We didn't concede the goals, we gave them the goals once again and then to get back into the game in the manner we did is absolutely crazy.

"For 20 minutes we gave the supporters value for money - before that, no.

"We've robbed good people of hard-earned money and that's not acceptable."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Kettings
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 16Fyfield
  • 29Whitehouse
  • 4SmithSubstituted forMcGurkat 45'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 8ClaySubstituted forChambersat 45'minutes
  • 14Montrose
  • 19Bowman
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forPuriat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 10Chambers
  • 17Cresswell
  • 18Platt
  • 20Allen
  • 28Puri

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 32O'Toole
  • 6Parkes
  • 30Lockyer
  • 15Norburn
  • 24O Clarke
  • 19BeardsleySubstituted forHarroldat 78'minutes
  • 7Clarkson
  • 10Richards

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Harding
  • 20Gough
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,051

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, York City 2, Bristol Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 2, Bristol Rovers 3.

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (York City).

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

Attempt missed. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Daniel Parslow (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

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

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

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

Elliot Whitehouse (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matt Harrold replaces Chris Beardsley.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (York City).

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Bristol Rovers 3. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Bristol Rovers 3. Wes Fletcher (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty York City. Lewis Montrose draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

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

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

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

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