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Bristol Rovers picked up a point away from home as they drew 1-1 against Shrewsbury Town.

Darrell Clarke handed debuts to goalkeeper Jack Bonham who arrived from Brentford on loan and left-back Joe Martin who also arrived on loan from Stevenage. It was a very scrappy affair with either team struggling to create any real chances. Shrewsbury created the better chances with Jack Bohman saving well from Oliver Norburn and Omar Beckles.

It took a penalty to break the deadlock, Ollie Clarke was fouled in the area and former Shrewsbury striker Stefan Payne stepped up to fire home from the penalty spot.  Just minutes later new loan signing Joe Martin was sent off for a second bookable offence by the car happy referee.

Rovers were trying to hold on with the ten men, but Shrewsbury got back on level terms when¬†Whalley’s low cross from the right was diverted into his own net by the unlucky Daniel Leadbitter.

Next up for Rovers is Plymouth Argyle at home on Saturday.

Shrewsbury Town
1 – 1
Bristol Rovers

New Meadow

League One

1/09/2018 4:00 pm

Attendance: 5759

Referee: Antony Coggins

Shrewsbury Town Bristol Rovers
Leadbitter Payne
Coleman Bonham
Sears Leadbitter
Waterfall Craig
Sadler Lockyer
Beckles Martin
69' Matthews 61'
Laurent Upson
Norburn O Clarke
Angol 90+1' Nichols 45'
Gilliead Payne


Haynes Broadbent 61'
Docherty Jakubiak
Gnahoua Reilly
John-Lewis 90+1' Smith
Arnold Bennett 45'
Amadi-Holloway 69' Kelly
Barnett Russe

Game Statistics

15 Goal attempts 4
8 On Target 1
9 Corners 1
16 Fouls 20
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 1
49 % 51

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