Exeter 2-2 Bristol Rovers: St James Park sees exciting draw

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On Saturday, Exeter and Bristol Rovers played out a 2-2 draw at St James Park. Exeter were looking to pick up points, following a 4-0 victory against Forest Green Rovers. Bristol Rovers were beaten 1-0 in their previous match against Accrington Stanley. Exeter are now in 11th place, with 15 points from 12 matches, while Bristol Rovers sit in 21st, with 9 points from 12.

After an uneventful first half, Bristol Rovers fought back the second half, when John Marquis gave them the lead, at 62 minutes. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Jevani Brown, 72 minutes in brought The Grecians level. The momentum was again with Exeter, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Sam Nombe, 81 minutes in to establish a 2-1 result. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Ryan Loft equalised for Bristol Rovers just before the final whistle. The match ended wih a 2-2 draw.

Substitutions for Exeter included Harry Smith for Jay Stansfield, respectively. Bristol Rovers brought on Sylvester Jasper and Alfie Kilgour for Luke McCormick and Aaron Collins.

There were bookings for Josh Key and Pierce Sweeney from Exeter. For Bristol Rovers, Antony Evans and Sam Finley saw yellow.

Exeter will next play Barnsley away, with Bristol Rovers facing Cambridge Utd at home.

Technical card:
Exeter City:Josh Key, Jay Stansfield (Harry Smith, min.69), Jevani Brown, Pierce Sweeney and Sam Nombe
Bristol Rovers:Antony Evans, Sam Finley, John Marquis, Luke McCormick (Sylvester Jasper, min.82), Ryan Loft and Aaron Collins (Alfie Kilgour, min.90)
Stadium:St James Park
Goals:John Marquis (0-1, min. 62), Jevani Brown (1-1, min. 72), Sam Nombe (2-1, min. 81) and Ryan Loft (2-2, min. 90)