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Woking 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Second-placed Bristol Rovers edged a point closer to Conference leaders Barnet with a goalless draw at Woking.

Matty Taylor had an effort disallowed for Rovers - who are unbeaten in 14 and five points off the top - while Tom Parkes nodded over in injury time.

But Woking had chances, too, with Pirates goalkeeper Will Puddy saving headers from substitute Scott Rendell and Joe McNerney.

The hosts remain a point outside the play-off places in seventh.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Garry Hill: Woking boss Bristol Rovers draw

"We thoroughly deserved the a share of the points and I think it's a fair result on both sides.

"I think both sides had their opportunities in the game to get into the final third but neither goalie really had much to do.

"Although some people may say we haven't won in the last seven league games, we haven't lost in five.

"I thought he [Ross Lafayette] did well today, which gives us encouragement especially when we've had Scott Rendell out. It's difficult to get a hold-up striker to replace Scott but Ross has done well today and I'm happy overall."

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Darrell Clarke: Bristol Rovers manager on Woking draw

"It was a tough point. All credit to Woking, I thought they played well on the day.

"We defended well as a team, but never really got the quality that we've had in the previous five games.

"We haven't had our football going, our attacking football like we know we can, but credit to Woking they stiffened us a bit.

"It was a game of not many chances, a dull 0-0 if I'm honest. But there were two committed teams having a right go."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 23Cole
  • 2NewtonSubstituted forMurtaghat 90+4'minutes
  • 5McNerney
  • 21JonesBooked at 48mins
  • 6J Clarke
  • 32Arthur
  • 11Betsy
  • 22Goddard
  • 7Payne
  • 19LafayetteSubstituted forRendellat 74'minutes
  • 16MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ricketts
  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Rendell
  • 10Sole
  • 31Little

Bristol Rovers

  • 25Puddy
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 7Mansell
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 21minsSubstituted forLeadbitterat 26'minutes
  • 11Gosling
  • 27Blissett
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 16Easter
  • 17Harrison
  • 28Dawson
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
3,853

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Keiran Murtagh replaces Adam Newton.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt saved. Joe McNerney (Woking) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Josh Payne.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Matty Taylor.

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Scott Rendell replaces Ross Lafayette.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.

Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Woking).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Woking 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Woking 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Woking).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Woking) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Foul by James Clarke (Woking).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joey Jones (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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