Bristol Rovers player ratings: midfielder receives 9/10 by scoring 'screamer' in second-half comeback win v Stevenage

The Gas held on to to secure victory on the road in their League One encounter with Stevenage at the Lamex.

Bristol Rovers came from behind to beat Stevenage in League One at the Lamex Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Luke Thomas, Chris Martin and an absolute screamer from Antony Evans pulled off a brilliant comeback in Hertfordshire.

Kane Hemmings and Jake Forster-Caskey put the Boro 2-0 up, however couldn't hold on as three goals in the second-half for the Gas secured all three points on the road.

Kamil Conteh was sent-off in stoppage time for a second bookable offence, however Matt Taylor's side were able to hang onto all three points.

The hosts started the game the brighter of the two sides and took the lead inside the opening six minutes when Hemmings laced the ball home from eight yards out, following a long-throw that was sloppily defended by from the Gas.

Stevenage almost made it two when Jamie Reid cut inside onto his left foot and fired his shot towards the Pirates' goal, however Jed Ward denied the league's top goal scorer of his 18th of the season.

Steve Evans' side continued to knock on the door and found their second of the match, when Forster-Caskey ran onto a loose ball in the Rovers box and fired his left-footed shot into the bottom corner midway through the first-half.

The Gas had a lifeline and it was against the run of play. Luke Thomas cut inside onto his stronger foot and curled his effort into the bottom corner, leaving Craig MacGillivray absolutely no chance to make it 2-1.

Stevenage started the second-half much like the first and Reid found himself one-one-one with Ward, however the young goalkeeper pulled off a great save.

Seconds later the shot-stopper pulled off another brilliant stop after he tipped over Nick Freeman's powerful effort onto the bar, which subsequently went out for a corner.

However, the Pirates were able to level proceedings when Martin latched onto Evans' cross on the hour mark to make it 2-2.

Five minutes later Evans put the Gas ahead with an absolute thunderbolt, to send the Gasheads into ecstasy, when he curled the ball into the top right-left corner, which left MacGillivray with little chance.

Stevenage piled on the pressure and looked for an equaliser when Dan Butler's shot was saved from outside the box, before Carl Piergianni had a header hit the post.

The Gas went down to 10-men with a few moments left, when new signing Conteh brought down Louis Thompson to stop a Boro counter-attack. However ,the Gas, although a man down were able to hold on to all three points.

Here is how we felt the Rovers players faired in their victory at the Lamex Stadium this evening...

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