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Glanford Park (ATT 3,318) 25th February 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Scunthrpe 1

S Winnall (22)

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Bristol R 1

S Gillespie (89)

Last-gasp Gillespie seals draw

Last Updated: 25/02/14 11:10pm

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Steven Gillespie: Rescued a point for the Pirates

Steven Gillespie: Rescued a point for the Pirates

Substitute Steven Gillespie's last-minute equaliser rescued Bristol Rovers a point in a 1-1 draw at high-flying Scunthorpe.

Gillespie raced in to add the finishing touch to a low, right-wing cross from full-back Michael Smith to stun the home crowd.

Leading scorer Sam Winnall pounced with his 18th goal of the season for the in-form Iron who stretched their unbeaten run to 17 games but fell two points behind League Two leaders Chesterfield, who were 4-1 winners at Cheltenham.

Winnall struck in the 22nd minute with a near-post header from a perfect left-wing cross from Gary McSheffrey.

Rovers suffered an injury blow on the stroke of half-time when Alan Gow was carried off on a stretcher with suspected knee ligament damage after falling awkwardly in the box as he tried to get in a shot.

The visitors enjoyed a good patch early in the second half as they chased an equaliser and almost got one in the 59th minute when Chris Beardsley saw his goal-bound effort well turned away by goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.

Scunthorpe went close to making it 2-0 when Winnall bounced a header against the crossbar from a cross by full-back Eddie Nolan.

Midfielder David Syers, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend, then thundered a shot just inches wide for the home side.

But hard-working Rovers rescued a deserved point with Gillespie's late equaliser.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18