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Bristol Rovers 1-3 Fleetwood Town

High-flying Fleetwood continued their impressive start to the season with a convincing win at Bristol Rovers.

After a goalless first half Jamille Matt put the visitors ahead with a near post flick before Rovers equalised through John-Joe O'Toole's header.

Matt put his side back in front three minutes from time with an emphatic finish from Antoni Sarcevic's pass.

Substitute Jon Parkin then sealed the points for Fleetwood in injury-time with a volley from a narrow angle.

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Bristol Rovers boss John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol Rovers boss Ward

"They're a good side, we said that before the game - their away form is excellent. We had to be on our toes throughout the whole game not just the last few minutes.

"We got ourselves in at 1-1 and then we had a couple of problems with the two centre-backs who probably were not fit enough to complete 90 minutes at the level that this game required.

"For different reasons Mark McChrystal's been working on a knee problem for the last two to three weeks and has not been on the training pitch enough.

"Tom Parkes has had a knock and not been fit enough in those last few minutes."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 14Brown
  • 29McChrystalBooked at 85mins
  • 2Smith
  • 6Parkes
  • 16Bond
  • 15NorburnSubstituted forHarroldat 75'minutes
  • 25Clucas
  • 30Lockyer
  • 32O'Toole
  • 26BruntSubstituted forHarrisonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 20Gough
  • 24O Clarke
  • 7Clarkson
  • 8Gill
  • 36Lucas

Fleetwood

  • 1Davies
  • 6Pond
  • 3Howell
  • 14Hogan
  • 16Cresswell
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 27mins
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forEvansat 84'minutes
  • 11Hughes
  • 4MurdochBooked at 45mins
  • 17BlairSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 10MattSubstituted forParkinat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Evans
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 12Brown
  • 9Parkin
  • 5Roberts
  • 23Ball
  • 33Lucas
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
5,303

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Fleetwood Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Fleetwood Town 3.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Fleetwood Town 3. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gareth Evans.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Bond (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Jamille Matt.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces Steven Schumacher.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Ryan Brunt.

Liam Hogan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Matty Blair.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matt Harrold replaces Oliver Norburn.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town).

Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) hits the right post with a header from very close range following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Fleetwood Town 1. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Bond with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic with a cross.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt missed. Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Andrew Bond (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield10712178922
2Fleetwood107031911821
3Exeter106221410420
4Oxford Utd105321912718
5Mansfield105321410418
6Morecambe105321714318
7Scunthorpe10451138517
8Rochdale105231311217
9Newport104421511416
10Dag & Red104421413116
11Wimbledon105141211116
12Burton104331516-115
13Wycombe104241412214
14Southend104241110114
15Portsmouth103341718-112
16York103251314-111
17Plymouth10316713-610
18Bury10235131309
19Hartlepool102351014-49
20Bristol Rovers10235914-59
21Torquay102351118-79
22Cheltenham102351221-99
23Northampton10226813-58
24Accrington10028618-122
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