The FA Cup - First Round
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Barnet 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Ten-man Bristol Rovers forced an FA Cup first-round replay as they drew with National League side Barnet.

The League One visitors were reduced to 10 men in only the seventh minute when Stuart Sinclair was sent off for a two-footed challenge.

Barnet, who are 12th in the National League, went ahead as Elliot Johnson's cross was headed in by Craig Robson.

Rovers equalised in the second half through Chris Lines' penalty after Tom Nichols was fouled by Callum Reynolds.

Both sides had late chances to avoid a replay as Barnet went close when Jack Taylor's shot skimmed the crossbar.

The visitors piled on the pressure despite having 10 men as Ollie Clarke's 18-yard shot hit the bar while Liam Sercombe and Sam Matthews were also denied.

And then, in injury time, Lines' driven effort bounced back off the inside of the upright as Rovers came within a whisker of booking a place in the second round.



Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Cousins
  • 2Alexander
  • 4Reynolds
  • 6Robson
  • 26Sweeney
  • 3Johnson
  • 12Taylor
  • 8Adams
  • 18FonguckSubstituted forSparkesat 69'minutes
  • 37DukuSubstituted forHarrisonat 85'minutes
  • 38BettamerSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes


  • 7Tarpey
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Coulthirst
  • 11Sparkes
  • 13Matrevics
  • 22Walker
  • 23Tutonda

Bristol Rovers

Formation 5-3-2

  • 21Smith
  • 7Sercombe
  • 4LockyerBooked at 86mins
  • 5Craig
  • 15J Clarke
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBennettat 23'minutes
  • 28KellySubstituted forLinesat 45'minutes
  • 24SinclairBooked at 7mins
  • 10NicholsBooked at 34mins
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9PayneBooked at 8minsSubstituted forMatthewsat 23'minutes


  • 14Lines
  • 20Reilly
  • 22Partington
  • 23Bennett
  • 26Matthews
  • 27Menayese
  • 31Andre
Robert Lewis

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamBristol Rovers
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Walker (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dan Sparkes (Barnet).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Walker (Barnet).

  11. Post update

    Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Barnet).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Byron Harrison replaces Immanuelson Duku.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Callum Reynolds (Barnet) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Callum Reynolds (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Matthews (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.