Here's how The Lancashire Telegraph scored the players' performances, with a six representing par for the course.

Aynsley Pears - 9

Made a brilliant save to deny Gordon one-on-one. Then a remarkable double save in extra time. Another really impressive display, sweeping up at the back.

Dom Hyam - 8

Won every header and made sure every tackle was his. 

Kyle McFadzean - 8

Rock-solid at the heart of the defence. Hasn't missed a beat since coming into the team.

Scott Wharton - 9

A brilliant display, not just defensively, but on the ball too. Hard to argue that he has been Rovers' best centre-back this season.

Callum Brittain - 7

Kept Gordon quiet on the left and handled Barnes well too.

Andrew Moran - 8

Played in a deeper midfield role and he wasn't afraid to get on the ball. His best display for a while.

John Buckley - 9

Absolutely fantastic all evening. On the ball, he dictated play and was imperative to Rovers getting out from defence. Off the ball, he was equally superb. 

Ben Chrisene - 8

His best display in a Rovers shirt. Did not look overawed by the occasion one bit. 

Tyrhys Dolan - 8

Picked up some lovely pockets of space behind the Newcastle midfield. Almost scored with a brilliant low drive that was brilliantly saved.

Sam Szmodics - 8

Ran his heart out as you'd expect from Szmodics. Predatory instincts to turn in the rebound of Markanday's shot for 1-1.

Sam Gallagher - 6

Battled hard up against the Newcastle defenders in the first half. Taken off at half time after appearing to feel his calf at the end of the first 45.


Arnor Sigurdsson (Gallagher, 45') - 7

Worked the line well after going down the middle following the change of formation. Good run for the equaliser.

Yasin Ayari (Buckley, 62') - 8

Grew into the match and produced some nice touches. Almost won the match with a shot in the final minutes. His best display since coming in.

Jake Garrett (Moran, 62') - 7

Won plenty of tackles after coming on. Good composure on the ball.

Dilan Markanday (Dolan, 62') - 8

Looked very lively on the right wing after coming on. Brilliant strike that rattled the crossbar and created the equaliser.

Billy Koumetio (McFadzean, 72') - 7

Came on for his Rovers debut. Looked a bit rusty at first but then grew into the match and picked up the pace.

Unused substitutes: Wahlstedt, Pickering, Finneran, Telalovic.

Referee: Jarred Gillet

Attendance: 22,730