Bristol Rovers 3-3 Accrington: Stanley comeback earns draw

Bristol R vs Accrington
Sky Bet League One
3:00pm Saturday 7th September

Memorial Stadium
(Att: 6524)

Accrington Stanley battled with 10 men for most of the second half to make a 3-3 League One draw at Bristol Rovers.
When Ollie Clarke’s cross-shot was tapped in by Alex Rodman the home side took a fourth-minute direct. However, Stanley were flat Jordan Clark bursting with a low drive to the box to internet, on 18 minutes.
Two minutes later Sam Finley broke to the Rovers penalty area to shoot at home right-footed and it was 2-2 about 41 moments as Jonson Clarke-Harris fired from 15 metres after Clarke’s shot ricocheted into his route.
Stanley were reduced to ten men on 49 minutes after Seamus Conneely was shown a yellow card for pulling Tom Nichols .
Clarke-Harris’ produced a spectacular overhead kick to put Rovers in front on 63 minutes to equalise with a punishment after being fouled by Josh Hare.
Referee Neil Hair needed to be replaced with linesman Andrew Laver and took a blow in the face near the finish. Kyle Bennett hit the bat for Rovers throughout fourteen minutes of stoppage time.

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