Rovers earn Stags point

A Keiran Murtagh own goal on his full Mansfield debut gave Bristol Rovers a 1-1 draw at a soaking wet One Call Stadium.

Last Updated: 12/10/13 at 19:28

Lee Stevenson: First Football League goal

Lee Stevenson: First Football League goal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Prolific non-league midfielder Lee Stevenson had bagged his first ever Football League goal in the 22nd minute to put the home side ahead.

But, although Rovers' Steve Mildenhall pulled off the save of the match to deny Matt Rhead, much of the game saw Rovers in possession and Mansfield on the back foot.

Rovers played the better football in the first half and created more chances, but found themselves going in a goal down at the break.

Home keeper Marriott was forced into saves from Lee Crown at his near post from a tight angle and then from the edge of the box from Ollie Clarke and David Clarkson.

A missed clearance from Calvin Andrew also offered Clarkson a chance which he fired wide of the far post.

But the moment that counted came when Andrew launched a fine cross in from the right touchline which saw Stevenson jump to plant a well-placed header past Mildenhall.

Rovers again bossed long spells of second-half possession but lacked penetration against the well-drilled home back four. Andy Bond had a shot from distance saved while Ollie Clarke shot wide from 18 yards.

Another Rovers break saw home defender Martin Riley halt Eliot Richards and then block Ryan Brunt's follow-up shot.

The Stags might have doubled their lead in the 66th minute as Mildenhall pulled off a great reaction save to keep out Rhead's goalbound header from a Sam Clucas corner.

But Rovers grabbed their deserved equaliser in the 84th minute. Marriott and Murtagh both went for a low Alefe Santos cross into the near post and the defender accidentally lifted the ball over his keeper's dive and into the net.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 18 April 2015
15:00
AFC W'don 0-0 Wycombe Report
Accrington 2-2 Stevenage Report
Cambridge Utd 3-1 Mansfield Report
Carlisle 2-0 Plymouth Report
Exeter 0-1 Southend Report
Luton 3-0 Hartlepool Report
Morecambe 1-2 Burton Alb Report
Newport 2-3 Dag + Red Report
Northamptn 2-0 Cheltenhm Report
Portsmth 0-1 Bury Report

Footer 365

Tim Sherwood: Aston Villa deserve FA Cup final spot after 'dominating' Liverpool

Tim Sherwood described Aston Villa's 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool as a magnificent occasion for the club.

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company