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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 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12