FA Cup - Second Round
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Bristol Rovers 0-0 Crawley Town

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.

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Bristol Rovers boss John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol Rovers boss Ward

"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:

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Post-match: Crawley boss Gregory

"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."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 15NorburnBooked at 52mins
  • 30Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forSantosat 69'minutes
  • 24O Clarke
  • 9Harrold
  • 10Richards
  • 18Harding

Substitutes

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

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4ConnollyBooked at 89mins
  • 3SadlerBooked at 77mins
  • 16Adams
  • 5McFadzean
  • 12Walsh
  • 15Bulman
  • 10Drury
  • 9Alexander
  • 20SinclairSubstituted forProctorat 80'minutes
  • 7B Clarke

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 8Torres
  • 14Proctor
  • 23Smith
  • 25Maddison
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,623

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Paul Jones.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Emile Sinclair.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

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

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

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

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

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

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

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces David Clarkson.

Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

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

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

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

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

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