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Trollope hails Rovers` character
Published : 23 Oct 2010 21:00:54
Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope praised the character of his side after they came back from the brink to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw at Hartlepool.Goals from Joe Gamble and Antony Sweeney put Hartlepool firmly in control.Rovers had not managed a shot on goal until Jo Kuffour`s header halved their deficit with five minutes remaining, and Byron Anthony then rescued an undeserved draw in the final minute with a scrambled finish."There's a spirit and a resolve about the players that came to the fore," said Trollope. "We were at the bottom of a steep hill looking upwards with a few minutes to go. Credit to the players, to score two goals late on shows the character of the side."Looking at the performance, it wasn't at the level we know we can produce. We started sloppy, switched off and found ourselves behind, so we are happy to take a point after not being at our level for so long."I'm really proud of how they responded and how they finished the game strongly."