September 18, 2012
Parkes pockets a point
Bristol Rovers' Tom Parkes drilled in a 70th minute leveller from the left as Mark McGhee's Pirates came back from 1-0 down to draw 1-1 at Plymouth.
Plymouth playmaker Conor Hourihane provided the brightest moment of the first half with a thumping 30 yard opener.
The 21-year-old Irish midfielder claimed his first Home Park goal after driving forward from the halfway line and letting fly with an unstoppable rising drive in the 35th minute.
A minute later, Argyle's on-loan Aldershot striker Guy Madjo's attempt at doubling the home side's lead was thwarted by Rovers central defender Tom Parkes.
Madjo had come close to opening the scoring when his long range shot hit the crossbar.
David Clarkson tested Argyle keeper Jake Cole with a seventh minute shot but that was the closest Rovers came to breaking the deadlock in the first half.
Spurred by their goal, Plymouth started the second half in the ascendancy with on-loan Burnley forward Alex MacDonald providing a threat down the right wing.
Rovers countered with Oliver Norburn sending a 25 yard low drive just wide and late on home left back Robbie Williams made brilliant block to keep out Clarkson's goal-bound strike.
|Plymouth Argyle||Bristol Rovers|
|1 Jake Cole||28 Sam Walker|
|5 Darren Purse||19 Adam Virgo|
|14 Onismor Bhasera||14 Lee Brown|
|4 Maximo Blanchard||5 Garry Kenneth|
|2 Durrell Berry||11 Fabian Broghammer|
|8 Luke Young||6 Tom Parkes|
|3 Robbie Williams||8 Matthew Gill|
|6 Conor Hourihane||21 Wayne Brown|
|18 Guy Madjo||26 Matthew Lund|
|32 Alexander MacDonald||15 Oliver Norburn|
|21 Matt Lecointe||7 David Clarkson|
|13 Ollie Chenoweth||Connor Gough 20|
|17 Curtis Nelson||Michael Smith 2|
|28 John Gorman||James Paterson 3|
|19 Joe Lennox||Ollie Clarke 24|
|27 Andres Gurrieri||Seanan Clucas 25|
|11 Warren Feeney||Elliot Richards 10|
|7 Paris Cowan Hall||Joe Anyinsah 16|
|Paris Cowan Hall for Matt Lecointe (66)||Elliot Richards for Matthew Lund (55)|
|Warren Feeney for Alexander MacDonald (85)||Michael Smith for Adam Virgo (60)|
|Joe Anyinsah for Wayne Brown (68)|
|Luke Young (2)||Wayne Brown (55)|
|Darren Purse (29)||Tom Parkes (71)|
|Guy Madjo (88)|
|· Squads: Plymouth Argyle | Bristol Rovers|