Boston United 2 Bristol Rovers 2

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 30 October 2004

Two goals in the final few minutes salvaged and unlikely point for Bristol Rovers.

Jamie Forrester and Junior Agogo were the men whose last-gasp rescue act denied Boston United their sixth home win of the season.

In the end a point a piece bolstered each team's promotion ambitions. The first chance of note took 11 minutes to arrive and almost lead to a Boston goal but Jason Lee fired wide after good build up play by David Noble and Andy Kirk.

Moments later Lee was again off target when failing to capitalise on Kevin Miller spilling the ball from an Austin McCann cross.

Boston's first retaliation came on 23 minutes and saw home keeper Luke McCormick pull off two fine saves in quick succession to deny James Hunt and Craig Hinton.

On 28 minutes Rovers again went close when Agogo raced onto a flicked pass by Richard Walker but fired into the side netting.

Boston's first shot on target came on 31 minutes, but Noble's low 25-yarder was easily held by Miller.

Boston went close again in the 38th minute when Kirk headed over from a cross by 17-year-old home debutant Rob Norris.

Boston withstood a lot of pressure at the start of the second half but were unable to find a way past Kevin Miller.

But Miller had to show good reflexes in the 59th minute when pushing away a header by substitute Lee Thompson from a Danny Thomas cross.

Little was been seen of the Rovers attack at this point and it was Boston who carved out the next chance, again Thompson heading into Miller's arms.

But Miller was at fault in the 67th minute, punching into his own net when pressurised from a Noble corner.

Six minutes later Boston went 2-0 ahead when Kirk pounced to score from a tight angle after Miller could only parry a fierce drive by Thompson.

Rovers rallied and in the 88th minute pulled a goal back when substitute Jamie Forrester curled a 20-yard free-kick over the home wall and past McCormick.
 
The equaliser came in stoppage time when another sub, Craig Disley, set up Agogo who blasted Rovers level with a shot on the turn from eight yards.

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