League Two
Bristol Rovers2Luton0

Bristol Rovers 2-0 Luton Town

Rory Gaffney scored twice for the second successive game as Bristol Rovers saw off Luton Town.

The striker, on loan from Cambridge, fired home on the hour after Tom Lockyer's header was cleared off the line.

He made sure of the points 12 minutes later, scoring the rebound after keeper Mark Tyler fumbled his first shot.

Rovers climb above Wycombe into fifth in League Two, while Luton, who nearly led when Ryan Hall shot wide, are 15th.

Luton Town caretaker manager Andy Awford told BBC Three Counties radio:

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"You don't win football matches if you keep letting silly goals in. Today, the two goals we let in are bad errors.

"We have been undone by a free header at a corner, and someone three yards out who was there to knock the ball in from a rebound. We have to do better than that and the players know that.

"Today we have been beaten 2-0, and it looks like a routine win for Bristol, but I don't feel it was.

"I felt we had great spirit and there really wasn't much wrong with the boy's performance today, but we just made those really basic errors and that changed the outcome of the game which is the disappointing thing."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 7Mansell
  • 24Sinclair
  • 8O Clarke
  • 10TaylorBooked at 66minsSubstituted forEasterat 87'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forHarrisonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 9Harrison
  • 14Lines
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Preston
  • 23Bodin

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 6CuthbertBooked at 15mins
  • 18Okuonghae
  • 40HowellsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMcCourtat 68'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 7Lawless
  • 4Smith
  • 8McGeehan
  • 10HallBooked at 10mins
  • 9BensonSubstituted forMcQuoidat 75'minutes
  • 22Mackail-SmithSubstituted forMarriottat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Marriott
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 19Lee
  • 20Long
  • 23McQuoid
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
9,131

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Luton Town 0.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

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

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Rory Gaffney.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Tyler.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Matty Taylor.

Booking

Paddy McCourt (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Paddy McCourt (Luton Town).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Jack Marriott replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Josh McQuoid replaces Paul Benson.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Luton Town 0. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt saved. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Paddy McCourt replaces Jake Howells.

Booking

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Hall (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton Town).

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Luton Town 0. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hall (Luton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth25164538201852
2Northampton24154542281449
3Oxford Utd25139340211948
4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers25134836251143
6Wycombe2411763224840
7Accrington22116538261239
8Leyton Orient2591064035537
9Carlisle2310764239337
10Wimbledon259973531436
11Cambridge2510693938136
12Mansfield249873324935
13Morecambe2394104241131
14Crawley2594123244-1231
15Luton2586113838030
16Exeter2486103137-630
17Notts County2486103744-730
18Barnet2584133544-928
19Stevenage2569103445-1127
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22Dag & Red2547142645-1919
23Yeovil2538142338-1517
24York2437142647-2116
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