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Bristol Rovers 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Alex Rodman netted a second-half equaliser to earn Bristol Rovers a draw in a tetchy League One relegation battle with 10-man Shrewsbury at the Memorial Stadium.

The visitors took a 36th-minute lead when Shaun Whalley played a one-two with Josh Laurent on the left corner of the box and advanced to see his right-footed shot deflected past Jack Bonham.

But Rovers hit back eight minutes after the break. Chris Lines delivered a free-kick from the right into the box and Rodman was given yards of space to equalise with a powerful header against his former club.

Shrewsbury had substitute Dave Edwards sent off on 85 minutes for a lunging challenge in the middle of the pitch.

Both sides had been lucky to keep 11 on the field before that in a feisty basement clash.

As the match overheated in the first half, Rovers coach Chris Hargreaves was shown a yellow card in the dugout for remarks to the fourth official.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 22PartingtonBooked at 19minsSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 81'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 3Holmes-Dennis
  • 33RodmanBooked at 68mins
  • 14Lines
  • 25OgogoBooked at 24mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forJakubiakat 50'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 15J Clarke
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 21Smith
  • 24Sinclair
  • 26Matthews

Shrewsbury

  • 15Arnold
  • 2Williams
  • 6Beckles
  • 5Sadler
  • 13Bolton
  • 29NorburnBooked at 24minsSubstituted forDochertyat 52'minutesSubstituted forEdwardsat 78'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 42Grant
  • 23GolbourneBooked at 68mins
  • 7Whalley
  • 12OkenabirhieSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 70'minutes
  • 28Laurent

Substitutes

  • 1Mitchell
  • 4Edwards
  • 8Docherty
  • 11Campbell
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 22Waterfall
  • 27Sears
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
8,322

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Shaun Whalley.

Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

(Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the red card.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers).

Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. James Clarke replaces Joe Partington.

Attempt missed. Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Edwards replaces Greg Docherty because of an injury.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ro-Shaun Williams.

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

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Aaron Amadi-Holloway replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Booking

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32208464273768
2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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