League Two
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Bristol Rovers 3-0 AFC Wimbledon

Matt Harrold

Bristol Rovers continued their improvement in league form with a convincing victory over AFC Wimbledon.

David Clarkson put Rovers, who have lost once in six games, ahead as he volleyed in from the corner of the box.

Tom Parkes doubled the lead with a powerful header after hesitation from visiting keeper Ross Worner.

Wimbledon's Sammy Moore was sent off for a second yellow card before Matt Harrold hammered home a penalty after Ellis Harrison was fouled.

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Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol Rovers boss Ward

"I'm pleased for my players, we've worked hard over the last eight games

"The attitude that the home fans have seen today is the same they've seen on away trips at York and the cup.

"These young guys in particular put their hearts on their sleeves and really have a right good go for this team.

"Today's a reward for those young players and the supporters."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 30Lockyer
  • 22Packwood
  • 6Parkes
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forHarrisonat 84'minutes
  • 15NorburnSubstituted forO Clarkeat 69'minutes
  • 9Harrold
  • 18Harding
  • 7Clarkson

Substitutes

  • 17Harrison
  • 20Gough
  • 21Green
  • 24O Clarke
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway
  • 36Lucas

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 3KennedySubstituted forSainte-Luceat 73'minutes
  • 4SweeneyBooked at 18minsSubstituted forMooreat 46'minutes
  • 6Bennett
  • 5Frampton
  • 39MohamedBooked at 76mins
  • 8MooreBooked at 82mins
  • 9Smith
  • 12PellBooked at 87mins
  • 21PorterBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMidsonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Midson
  • 11Moore
  • 15Fenlon
  • 16Sainte-Luce
  • 18Sheringham
  • 22Brown
  • 24Weston
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
5,860

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, AFC Wimbledon 0. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Eliot Richards.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Kaid Mohamed (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Callum Kennedy.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Will Packwood.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Oliver Norburn.

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Jack Midson replaces George Porter.

Booking

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Mitch Harding (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Porter (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Alan Bennett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1997330151534
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1910362517833
4Scunthorpe199642621533
5Rochdale1910362825333
6Burton1910362320333
7Fleetwood1910273224832
8Dag & Red198652823530
9Morecambe198562526-129
10Newport187742419528
11Exeter197572425-126
12Wimbledon197572324-126
13Hartlepool197482120125
14Cheltenham195862429-523
15Plymouth196581419-523
16Wycombe186482224-222
17Portsmouth185672530-521
18Mansfield195682126-521
19Accrington195591824-620
20Bury194782124-319
21York194782327-419
22Bristol Rovers194781620-419
23Northampton1945101524-917
24Torquay1936102033-1315
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