Bristol Rovers 1-1 Shrewsbury Town: Shrews deny Rovers at the Memorial

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On Saturday, Bristol Rovers and Shrewsbury Town were held to a 1-1 draw at Memorial Stadium. Both Bristol Rovers and Shrewsbury Town arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Bristol Rovers were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Portsmouth FC. Shrewsbury Town were beaten 3-0 in the previous match against Ipswich Town. At the moment, Bristol Rovers are in 15th place, with 7 points from 6 matches, while Shrewsbury Town sit in 20th, with 6 points from 6.

After a goalless first half, Bristol Rovers took the initiative in the second half, when Ryan Loft gave Bristol Rovers the lead in the 68th minute. In the end though, their lead was short lived, as Ryan Bowman equalised for Shrewsbury Town at the 80 minute mark. The match ended with a 1-1 draw.

Both coaches used the full entitlement. Substitutions for Bristol Rovers included Ryan Loft, Sam Finley and Harvey Saunders for Lewis Gordon, Paul Coutts and John Marquis, repectively, Shrewsbury Town brought on Rekeil Pyke, Ryan Bowman and Tom Bloxham to replace Daniel Udoh, Julien Da Costa and Tom Bayliss.

There were bookings for John Marquis from Bristol Rovers. For Shrewsbury Town, Ryan Bowman saw yellow.

Bristol Rovers will play at home against Morecambe FC, while Shrewsbury Town will face Forest Green Rovers away.

Technical card:
Bristol Rovers:John Marquis (Harvey Saunders, min.77), Lewis Gordon (Ryan Loft, min.61) and Paul Coutts (Sam Finley, min.62)
Shrewsbury Town:Daniel Udoh (Rekeil Pyke, min.41), Julien Da Costa (Ryan Bowman, min.54) and Tom Bayliss (Tom Bloxham, min.73)
Stadium:Memorial Stadium
Goals:Ryan Loft (1-0, min. 68) and Ryan Bowman (1-1, min. 80)