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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 6,586) 23rd April 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Lewis

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Charlton Athletic Charlton

Bristol R 2

W Brown (66)
G Williams (84)

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Charlton 2

P Benson (8)
K Reid (46, S/O 54)
J Semedo (S/O 60)

Rovers register a big point

Last Updated: 23/04/11 6:40pm

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Williams: Scored late on

Williams: Scored late on

Gavin Williams grabbed a vital equaliser for struggling Bristol Rovers after Charlton ended the 2-2 draw with nine men.

Williams controlled the ball inside the box and rifled it pass John Sullivan after substitute Wayne Brown had halved the home side's arrears with a 66th-minute effort.

Charlton were cruising through an eighth-minute header from Paul Benson and a 46th-minute strike from Kyel Reid before having two men sent off in the space of six minutes.

Reid was dismissed for a late challenge that saw James Tunnicliffe leave the field on a stretcher and skipper Jose Semedo followed on the hour for a second bookable offence.

Charlton boss Chris Powell was furious at the second red card and even more angry when appealing for handball against Williams before he buried Rovers' equaliser.

Top scorer Will Hoskins wasted a glorious chance to win it for Rovers in the dying moments, firing his shot into the ground and seeing the ball bounce up over the bar with only Sullivan to beat.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 9 21
2 Milton Keynes Dons 8 16
3 Peterborough United 9 16
4 Swindon Town 8 15
5 Chesterfield 8 14
6 Bradford City 9 14
7 Rochdale 9 13
8 Preston North End 8 13
9 Fleetwood Town 9 13
10 Sheffield United 8 13
11 Coventry City 9 12
12 Gillingham 9 12
13 Yeovil Town 9 12
14 Oldham Athletic 9 11
15 Doncaster Rovers 8 11
16 Notts County 8 10
17 Leyton Orient 8 10
18 Crawley Town 9 10
19 Barnsley 8 9
20 Walsall 9 8
21 Port Vale 9 8
22 Scunthorpe United 9 7
23 Colchester United 9 6
24 Crewe Alexandra 8 4