League Two
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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Leyton Orient

Rory Gaffney's impressive brace secured three points for Bristol Rovers against Leyton Orient in League Two.

Rovers opened the scoring when Gaffney slalomed through Orient's defence to find his way into the box and calmly slot past Alex Cisak.

The visitors levelled late on in the first half after Jay Simpson latched onto Blair Turgott's low cross.

On-loan striker Gaffney won the game in style with a left-footed volley from the corner of the box.

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon told BBC Radio London:

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Hendon on Bristol Rovers v Leyton Orient

"It was two evenly-matched sides out there. I think a great finish separated the two sides.

"We had a lot of the ball, a lot of set-plays, but the deliveries at times weren't the quality we needed.

"For one reason or another we're having to change our back four too much and I'm not very happy about that for different reasons."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 89mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6ParkesBooked at 65mins
  • 3Brown
  • 23BodinSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 74'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 24SinclairBooked at 59mins
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forO Clarkeat 81'minutes
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Gosling
  • 15J Clarke
  • 22Preston

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 15MvotoSubstituted forShawat 45'minutes
  • 4Essam
  • 20Kpekawa
  • 17Turgott
  • 18Pritchard
  • 12Payne
  • 11McAnuffBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKashketat 73'minutes
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forMarquisat 73'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 3Shaw
  • 5Dunne
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 32Marquis
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
9,836

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cole Kpekawa (Leyton Orient).

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Cristian Montaño.

Attempt missed. Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

John Marquis (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Cole Kpekawa (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Scott Kashket (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. James Clarke replaces Billy Bodin.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Scott Kashket replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. John Marquis replaces Ollie Palmer.

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Jermaine Easter.

Attempt saved. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth24154536201649
2Northampton23144539281146
3Oxford Utd24129336191745
4Portsmouth241011341221941
5Wycombe23117532221040
6Bristol Rovers2412483425940
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington21106535241136
9Leyton Orient249963833536
10Cambridge2410683834436
11Mansfield2398631211035
12Wimbledon248973130133
13Crawley2494113241-931
14Luton2486103836230
15Notts County238693540-530
16Exeter238693035-530
17Morecambe2284104041-128
18Barnet2484123541-628
19Stevenage2468103243-1126
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2337132646-2016
23Dag & Red2437142444-2016
24Yeovil2428142238-1614
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