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Bristol Rovers 4-2 Crawley Town (after extra time)

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Highlights: Bristol Rovers 4-2 Crawley

Matt Taylor took his goal tally for the season to 14 with a brace as Bristol Rovers clinched an FA Cup second-round spot with a 4-2 extra-time victory at home to Crawley.

The hosts should have won comfortably in normal time, but squandered a hatful of chances.

Taylor headed them in front from a Chris Lines cross in the 34th minute, only for Jordan Roberts to lash in a left-footed equaliser from a corner in first-half injury time.

Rory Gaffney, who had hit a post in the opening 45 minutes, made it 2-1 to Rovers seven minutes after the break, beating Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris at his near post.

But substitute Matt Harrold netted against his old club in the 65th minute from a chance set up by fellow replacement Enzio Boldewijn.

Gaffney scored his second of the game as he bundled the ball home in the 96th minute, before Taylor finished Crawley off six minutes later with a penalty after Luke James had been fouled.

Rovers now entertain Barrow in the second round on December 4.

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Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 31Roberts
  • 6HartleySubstituted forClarke-Salterat 90'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 3Brown
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forJamesat 86'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 14Lines
  • 22MooreSubstituted forBodinat 45'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 8O Clarke
  • 17Easter
  • 23Bodin
  • 29James
  • 35Colkett
  • 36Clarke-Salter
  • 41Hodges

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 16GarnettBooked at 80mins
  • 5Davey
  • 3ArthurSubstituted forBoldewijnat 65'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forHarroldat 59'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forHendersonat 75'minutes
  • 18Clifford
  • 19CollinsBooked at 114mins
  • 21Yussuf

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 9Harrold
  • 13Mersin
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 44Henderson
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,676

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home25
Away6
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 4, Crawley Town 2.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Bristol Rovers 4, Crawley Town 2.

Booking

James Collins (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

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

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

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Luke James (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luke James (Bristol Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Second Half Extra Time begins Bristol Rovers 4, Crawley Town 2.

First Half Extra Time ends, Bristol Rovers 4, Crawley Town 2.

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Addison Garnett (Crawley Town).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Conor Henderson.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 4, Crawley Town 2. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Bristol Rovers. Billy Bodin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matt Harrold.

Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Crawley Town 2. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke James.

Foul by Connor Roberts (Bristol Rovers).

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

First Half Extra Time begins Bristol Rovers 2, Crawley Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Clarke-Salter replaces Peter Hartley.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Crawley Town 2.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers).

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

goal

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