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Match report: Bristol Rovers 2-2 Portsmouth

By bristol247, Saturday Oct 26, 2019

Rovers come back superbly to draw against Portsmouth under driving rain at the Memorial Stadium.

The visitors were awarded a fiercely debated penalty inside the opening ten minutes, which Gareth Evans scored, giving Portsmouth a foothold in the contest.

Rovers had chances during the first-half, Ed Upson going closest for the Gas, but two fine stops from Jaakkola get the visitors lead to just one goal in the wet and blustery conditions at BS7.

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The home side created half-chances in the second half, but couldn’t really find a way to test Craig MacGillvray.

Ronan Curtis’ close-range header with 20 minutes remaining looked to have sealed the points for Portsmouth, but a late strike from Alex Rodman cut the deficit to one-goal just minutes later to give Rovers hope heading into the closing stages.

The fans remained faithful in the Gas and it was repaid in the 93rd minute as a Liam Sercombe corner deflected off Ross McCrorie, onto the bar, onto the ‘keepers outstretched glove and in, a scrappy goal, but a goal nonetheless.

Photo by JMP

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