Stevenage 0-0 Bristol Rovers- Match Report

Bristol Rovers suffer automatic promotion setback after draw at StevenageBristol Rovers lost ground in the race for League Two's automatic promotion spots as they were held to a 0-0 draw by a stubborn Stevenage

The home side started the brighter but Fraser Franks squandered an early opening by hitting his half-volley high and wide.Rovers created their first chance of the game after 20 minutes, Jake Gosling striking a left-footed effort from the edge of the area that shaved the outside of the upright.Gosling then hit a free-kick just over the bar before the influential midfielder - in his first start for the Gas since Boxing Day - broke down the left on the stroke of half-time.He pulled the ball back to the penalty spot but Daniel Leadbitter could only drag his shot wide.It was not until the 64th minute that a keeper was truly tested as Stevenage's Jamie Jones stretched to save a Billy Bodin shot destined for the bottom corner.Rovers resorted to hoisting long balls into the area but Stevenage held firm in the face of mounting pressure

Source : PA

Source: PA