Match 03
Bristol Rovers (H)

Exeter City 2 Bristol Rovers 2.

Saturday 21 August 2010.

Ref: Mick Russell

Att: 7401 with 1078 away fans,

BBC match report –

Exeter and Bristol Rovers shared the points on a day the Grecians paid tribute to striker Adam Stansfield, who died from cancer last week.

Following a touching pre-game tribute, Exeter went ahead when Daniel Nardiello headed in Steve Tully's cross.

Jo Kuffour levelled with a hooked shot and Exeter had Richard Duffy sent off for fouling Will Hoskins on 48 minutes.

A scrambled Hoskins effort put Rovers ahead but John O'Flynn made it 2-2 from the spot after a foul on James Dunne.

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a dreadful day because of what's happened in the last 10 days.

"But it was also a wonderful day in terms of the response and the acknowledgement of the football club in support of Adam [Stansfield] and his family.

"It was an entertaining day with a brilliant game of football, with goals, mistakes and incident, and all in all it was a day to be very proud of."

Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:
"That's two points lost as far as we're concerned. In the closing stages of the game it was hugely frustrating for us to concede 'the penalty'.

"Byron [Anthony] came across and took the ball so the lads are 100% sure it wasn't a penalty.

"The game changed in the second half with the sending off and we thought we had the game in the palm of our hands."



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