League Two
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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Yeovil Town

Matt Taylor
Bristol Rovers' Matt Taylor is League Two's joint top scorer with Leyton Orient's Jay Simpson

Bristol Rovers moved into League Two's automatic promotion places as Matt Taylor's 27th goal of the season saw off Yeovil.

The striker fired home from close range on 77 minutes from Rory Gaffney's cutback to earn all three points.

Gaffney had earlier opened the scoring for the Pirates with well-placed header from Billy Bodin's free-kick.

Leroy Lita's low finish made it 1-1, while Town's Marc Laird hit the bar with an injury-time header.

Rovers move into third place in League Two ahead of Accrington, who drew 2-2 with Morecambe to slip to fourth on goal difference.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3Brown
  • 23Bodin
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forEasterat 76'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 80'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forMcBurnieat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Parkes
  • 7Mansell
  • 9Harrison
  • 16Lawrence
  • 17Easter
  • 25Puddy
  • 29McBurnie

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 24Roberts
  • 6Sokolik
  • 3Smith
  • 11Dickson
  • 25Walsh
  • 32Shephard
  • 4DolanSubstituted forLairdat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19GoodshipSubstituted forLitaat 58'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 39Zoko
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forBirdat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tozer
  • 8Laird
  • 9Bird
  • 12Weale
  • 16Campbell
  • 21Lacey
  • 38Lita
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
10,264

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Attempt missed. Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Marc Laird (Yeovil Town) hits the left post with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Booking

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

Booking

Marc Laird (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Laird (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Oliver McBurnie replaces Rory Gaffney.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Marc Laird (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Matty Taylor.

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Marc Laird replaces Matthew Dolan.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Yeovil Town 1. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Easter.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Cristian Montaño.

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

Foul by Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town).

Booking

Leroy Lita (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Yeovil Town 1. Leroy Lita (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Dickson.

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Leroy Lita (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Leroy Lita (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ryan Bird replaces Jack Compton.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Leroy Lita replaces Brandon Goodship.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton422611575433289
2Oxford Utd422113876403676
3Bristol Rovers422361368432575
4Accrington422112968472175
5Plymouth422281260402074
6Portsmouth411815868383069
7Wimbledon4118111260491165
8Wycombe421712134438663
9Exeter421712135854463
10Leyton Orient421712135757063
11Carlisle421516116058261
12Cambridge421612145552360
13Mansfield421611155749859
14Luton42178175656059
15Barnet421510175762-555
16Hartlepool42156214861-1351
17Notts County42139205173-2248
18Crawley42138214469-2547
19Morecambe42128226678-1244
20Yeovil421013193854-1643
21Stevenage421012204866-1842
22Newport421011214160-1941
23York42612244678-3230
24Dag & Red42610263975-3628
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