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Bristol Rovers 2-0 Welling United

Nathan Blissett
Nathan Blissett joined Bristol Rovers from Kidderminster last week

Nathan Blissett scored his second in three games for Bristol Rovers as the promotion-chasing Pirates beat Welling.

The home side took the lead in the second half through new loan signing Blissett, who dinked the ball over Welling goalkeeper Benjamin Buchel.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark when Jake Gallagher was shown red for a foul on Lee Mansell.

Matty Taylor then secured the points for Rovers from the penalty spot after he was hacked down by Zac Fagan.

The Pirates are now six matches unbeaten in the Conference.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Clarke on Bristol Rovers v Welling

"It was a tough old game to be fair, Welling were disciplined and got nine men behind the ball at the majority of the time which was a little bit frustrating first half.

"I said to the players it's just about being patient at times. We changed things around at half time just because I thought it was the right thing to do.

"We went to a 3-4-1-2 just to try and get us a bit more impetus in the game and once we got the goal we went back to a 4-4-2 and that's the beauty of it, the flexibility of the squad.

"We work on the systems and they can comfortably adapt to it. I thought it was important before the game to freshen things up a little bit."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystalBooked at 90mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 24Sinclair
  • 7Mansell
  • 11GoslingSubstituted forBalantaat 46'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forDella Verdeat 74'minutes
  • 31WallSubstituted forBlissettat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Goldberg
  • 15Trotman
  • 27Blissett
  • 29Balanta
  • 30Della Verde

Welling

  • 22Büchel
  • 3FyfieldBooked at 85mins
  • 19Chambers
  • 23Williams
  • 9PennySubstituted forHudsonat 81'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 5Fagan
  • 4GallagherBooked at 62mins
  • 20Corne
  • 27DayBooked at 64mins
  • 33HealyBooked at 52minsSubstituted forJeffordat 86'minutes
  • 15BasseleSubstituted forSt Aimieat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Henly
  • 10St Aimie
  • 14Jefford
  • 24Hudson
  • 25Taylor
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
5,791

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Welling United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Welling United 0.

Foul by Lyle Della Verde (Bristol Rovers).

Sam Corne (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Jefford (Welling United).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

Malachi Hudson (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Malachi Hudson (Welling United).

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Ben Jefford replaces Joe Healy.

Booking

Jamal Fyfield (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Welling United).

Lyle Della Verde (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Angelo Balanta (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Michael Chambers (Welling United).

Lyle Della Verde (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Malachi Hudson replaces Charlie Penny.

Attempt missed. Lyle Della Verde (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Lyle Della Verde replaces Matty Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Welling United 0. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Zac Fagan (Welling United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Kieron St Aimie replaces Aristide Bassele.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers).

Michael Chambers (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jamie Day (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Day (Welling United).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Jake Gallagher (Welling United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

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