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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.

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."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

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

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Paul Jones.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Emile Sinclair.

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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