League Two
Bristol Rovers1Mansfield0

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Mansfield Town

Matt Taylor celebrates with team-mates
Matt Taylor has scored five goals in his past four matches

Matt Taylor scored his 20th goal of the season as promotion-chasing Bristol Rovers made it four successive victories with a win over Mansfield.

Taylor shot home at the far post from Cristian Montano's cross just after the hour mark.

But, it took an outstanding Steve Mildenhall save from a late Lee Collins shot to ensure a win that moves Rovers to within three points of third place.

The game was Darrell Clarke's 100th in charge of Rovers.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 23Bodin
  • 7MansellBooked at 77mins
  • 14LinesSubstituted forO Clarkeat 84'minutes
  • 21Montaño
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17EasterSubstituted forMcBurnieat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Parkes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Broom
  • 29McBurnie

Mansfield

  • 1ShearerBooked at 90mins
  • 27Alfei
  • 6Collins
  • 5Pearce
  • 15TafazolliBooked at 59mins
  • 3BenningBooked at 66mins
  • 4RoseSubstituted forThomasat 88'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 19LambeBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBeardsleyat 64'minutes
  • 10Green
  • 17BlairSubstituted forDanielat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 9Beardsley
  • 12Jensen
  • 14Daniel
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuire
  • 31Baxendale
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,847

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Bristol Rovers).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Oliver McBurnie (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Scott Shearer (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jack Thomas replaces Mitch Rose.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Matty Taylor.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Chris Lines.

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Beardsley (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

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

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Bristol Rovers).

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

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

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Beardsley replaces Reggie Lambe.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Oliver McBurnie replaces Jermaine Easter.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Mansfield Town 0. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristian Montaño.

Attempt blocked. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton36247565353079
2Oxford Utd361811761352665
3Plymouth36198951321965
4Bristol Rovers361951252361662
5Accrington35179958431560
6Portsmouth361514757342359
7Leyton Orient361511105248456
8Wycombe35167123832655
9Wimbledon361411115345853
10Carlisle35131395452252
11Mansfield36149134642451
12Cambridge36149135048251
13Luton36148145049150
14Exeter361310134751-449
15Barnet36138154852-447
16Crawley36136174156-1545
17Morecambe36117185764-740
18Newport351010153949-1040
19Notts County35117174658-1240
20Yeovil36911163647-1138
21Stevenage36810184260-1834
22Hartlepool33104193655-1934
23York3669213867-2927
24Dag & Red36510213461-2725
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