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Bristol Rovers 1-0 Altrincham

Bristol Rovers' Tom Parkes
Tom Parkes' goal against Altrincham was his third of the season

Bristol Rovers claimed a 1-0 win at home to Altrincham to move a point behind Conference leaders Barnet.

The home team were denied on 24 minutes when keeper Stuart Coburn saved brilliantly from Mark McChrystal.

Rovers broke the deadlock in first-half injury time when Adam Dawson's corner was headed in by Tom Parkes.

Ellis Harrison then clipped a post, while at the other end Altrincham forward Jake Moult fired well over in a second half of few clear-cut chances.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Clarke on Bristol Rovers v Altrincham

"To get the points is terrific. The performance wasn't as good as we have been playing.

"But defensively we were very strong. I can't remember [Steve] Mildenhall having a save to make.

"We're at the business end of the season where it's all about the three points.

"I'll take an ugly 1-0 win. It's now three wins and three clean sheets in a row."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 28DawsonSubstituted forGoslingat 65'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 7MansellBooked at 82mins
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 46'minutes
  • 27BlissettSubstituted forBalantaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Gosling
  • 14Wakefield
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 29Balanta

Altrincham

  • 1Coburn
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Havern
  • 16Marshall
  • 3Griffin
  • 4Moult
  • 7Lawrie
  • 8Richman
  • 11Clee
  • 10Reeves
  • 14PerrySubstituted forSinnottat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Leather
  • 17Parton
  • 18Williams
  • 25Cavanagh
  • 26Sinnott
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
6,765

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box.

Offside, Altrincham. Jordan Sinnott tries a through ball, but Jordan Sinnott is caught offside.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

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

Attempt missed. Jake Moult (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nicky Clee with a cross.

Booking

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Angelo Balanta replaces Nathan Blissett.

Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Shaun Densmore (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Jordan Sinnott replaces Kyle Perry.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Adam Dawson.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Dawson.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

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

Attempt saved. Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers).

Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Matty Taylor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

Offside, Altrincham. Damian Reeves tries a through ball, but Damian Reeves is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Altrincham 0. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Offside, Altrincham. Adam Griffin tries a through ball, but Adam Griffin is caught offside.

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