Bristol R vs Accrington
Sky Bet League One
3:00pm Saturday 7th September
Accrington Stanley battled with 10 men for the majority of the second half to earn a 3-3 League One draw at Bristol Rovers.
When Ollie Clarke’s cross-shot was exploited in by Alex Rodman, the home side took a direct. But Stanley were flat on 18 minutes, Jordan Clark bursting with a low drive into the box to net.
Two minutes after Sam Finley broke into the Rovers penalty area to shoot at home right-footed also it was 2-2 on 41 minutes as Jonson Clarke-Harris fired in from 15 metres after the shot of Clarke had ricocheted into his path.
After Seamus Conneely has been shown a second yellow card for pulling Tom 23, stanley were reduced to 10 men on 49 minutes.
Clarke-Harris’ made a stunning overhead kick to put together in front for Dion Charles on 63 minutes just to equalise with a 77th-minute penalty after being fouled by Josh Hare.
Referee Neil Hair took a blow and had to be substituted with linesman Andrew Laver. Kyle Bennett hit on the bat during fourteen minutes of stoppage time for Rovers.