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Bristol Rovers1Wrexham0

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Wrexham

Andy Monkhouse
Andy Monkhouse played more than 250 games for Huddersfield before joining Bristol Rovers

A 34th-minute goal by Andy Monkhouse saw Bristol Rovers overcome 10-man Wrexham at the Memorial Stadium.

The former Huddersfield winger headed in Dave Martin's near-post corner after Wrexham had started well.

But the game was over as a contest when Mark Carrington was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Adam Cunnington after 63 minutes.

Wrexham drop from seventh to 10th place in the Conference table, while Rovers remain in 15th spot.

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Clarke on Bristol Rovers v Wrexham

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's a good three points against a team who had won all their away games so far.

"I'm delighted to bounce back after Saturday's disappointment.

"They've shown me they've got the character to come back from set-backs. It will put us in good stead for the season."

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I think it was pretty much all us first half at a difficult place to come.

"To stay on the game after the disappointment of the sending off and ask questions of Bristol right until the 90th minute, I have to give my players great credit.

"It's just sad that moment has spoiled the game. From where I'm seeing it, I'm not seeing it as a booking. Whether it's a sending off - Mark's adamant he's gone and won the ball."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15Trotman
  • 3Brown
  • 6Parkes
  • 4LockyerBooked at 31mins
  • 7MansellBooked at 37mins
  • 24SinclairBooked at 83mins
  • 16MartinSubstituted forGoslingat 84'minutes
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorBooked at 54mins
  • 27Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 8O Clarke
  • 11Gosling
  • 14White
  • 25Puddy
  • 29Balanta

Wrexham

  • 13Bachmann
  • 4Smith
  • 5HudsonBooked at 33mins
  • 3Ashton
  • 2CarringtonBooked at 64mins
  • 26Hunt
  • 15EvansSubstituted forHarrisat 70'minutes
  • 6Clarke
  • 16York
  • 24JenningsBooked at 68mins
  • 9MoultSubstituted forDurrellat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 8Harris
  • 10Bishop
  • 11Bailey-Jones
  • 18White
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
5,082

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Dave Martin.

Booking

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Wes York (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

Adam Cunnington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Wes York (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Elliott Durrell replaces Louis Moult.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jay Harris replaces Rob Evans.

Attempt blocked. Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Dismissal

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Adam Cunnington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers).

Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Dave Martin.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

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