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11 October 2014

Bristol Rovers and Aldershot shared the points today after a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Electrical Services Stadium and the Rovers boss thinks that the outcome was fair for both sides.

"It was an entertaining game, but I think a point is a fair result for both teams.

"When you go 2-1 up you always want to see the game out but to be fair to the lad he has scored a cracking free kick to make it 2-2.

"There won't be many teams that come here and win, so for us to pick up a point, I see it as a point gained.

Matty Taylor scored again for Rovers and again it was from the penalty spot and the manager says that scoring goals can only be a good thing.

"I'm pleased that Matty [Taylor] has put his penalty away well and it will give him a bit more confidence in open play to score as well.

"Taylor has scored another goal for us today, some people will say 'yes but it's only a penalty' but you still have to score them.

Darrell Clarke did praise the reaction of his side after going 1-0 down early on to a Brett Williams penalty and that the current run that the club are on shows the change in attitude of his players.

"I thought the lads reacted positively to going behind, I've got a squad of players that have character and the current run we are on is a testament to that.

"Last season going a goal behind away from home meant that the club didn't get anything out of the game, this season we are showing that that isn't the case.

"It is a great little run we're on at the minute, 9 games, 6 wins and 3 draws, unbeaten in our last 4 away games, so we are on the right track.

Today's game with Aldershot brings up the end of the opening third of the 2014/15 season and Darrell thinks that not having to play two games a week will definitely help his players.

"I'm pretty pleased we get a break in the games if I'm honest because it has been a crazy 16 games.

"Players have had knocks, Sinclair has missed out today and I think it will be good for the players to actually get some rest as well as getting some work done on the training ground."

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