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Bristol Rovers2Woking0

Bristol Rovers 2-0 Woking

Adam Cunnington's early goal set Bristol Rovers on their way to victory over Woking.

Cunnington opened the scoring inside three minutes when he converted Dave Martin's cross from 18 yards out.

Home goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall preserved his side's lead with a fine stop from Josh Payne.

The Pirates wrapped up their fourth- uccessive victory thanks to Lee Mansell's 25-yard free-kick in the 86th minute.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Clarke on Bristol Rovers v Woking

"I'm pleased, obviously delighted with the support which was fantastic. We really appreciated it, because I thought Woking played some good stuff at times albeit not really creating opportunities.

"We've had to dig in. We have had to change shape a few times to win the football match and the lads have responded to it.

"We changed it around a little bit because we were concerned about how much space they were getting in midfield first half. Although we looked threatening on the attack we also looked vulnerable to them opening us up. So we changed a few things around.

"Then we changed back to a 4-4-2 and we got the second goal from it - but the credit goes to my players."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Bristol Rovers v Woking

"No complaints really.

"It was hard work going down to Torquay in the week, and getting punished in injury time, and then coming to Bristol four days later and getting beat and you have to take that.

"We've had 11 games now and got 21 points out of 33 and we've done very well. I haven't seen anything in the 11 games to turn around and say sides are a distance above us.

"I'm pleased now we have a clear week and that is important to us to try and re-group. All we have been is just a bit short in the last two games."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 3Brown
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 24Sinclair
  • 7Mansell
  • 16Martin
  • 11GoslingBooked at 38minsSubstituted forO Clarkeat 46'minutes
  • 27CunningtonSubstituted forHarrisonat 61'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forWhiteat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14White
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy

Woking

  • 30Worner
  • 2NewtonSubstituted forArnoldat 64'minutes
  • 3CestorBooked at 30mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 22GoddardSubstituted forMurtaghat 74'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 7PayneBooked at 85mins
  • 32ArthurBooked at 78mins
  • 21JonesBooked at 71mins
  • 10SoleSubstituted forBecklesat 82'minutes
  • 9Rendell
  • 24Morgan

Substitutes

  • 8Murtagh
  • 14Lewis
  • 20Beckles
  • 31Little
  • 33Arnold
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
6,028

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Woking 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Woking 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jamie White replaces Matty Taylor.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers).

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison tries a through ball, but Ellis Harrison is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Woking 0. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces Giuseppe Sole.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Chris Arthur (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Keiran Murtagh (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Keiran Murtagh replaces John Goddard.

Booking

Joey Jones (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Mike Cestor (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Scott Rendell (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Payne with a cross.

Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Nick Arnold replaces Adam Newton.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Adam Cunnington.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Bristol Rovers).

Josh Payne (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Jake Gosling because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 1, Woking 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Woking 0.

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