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Bristol Rovers 4-2 Bury

Matt Taylor netted his 16th goal of the season as Bristol Rovers returned to winning form with victory over League One strugglers Bury at the Memorial Stadium.

The visitors were on a 10-match losing streak in the league coming into the match but went in front after 25 minutes when James Vaughan headed down for Scott Burgess to net with a well-struck volley from just inside the box.

Rovers had already squandered two clear chances before Rory Gaffney netted a 32nd-minute equaliser, shooting home at the second attempt when Bury failed to clear a Lee Brown cross.

Another centre from the left in first-half stoppage time, this time from Charlie Colkett, was spilled by Bury keeper Ben Williams, allowing Taylor to slot the hosts in front.

Ollie Clarke's low drive from 20 yards made it 3-1 after 61 minutes, but Bury hit back with substitute George Miller shooting home when Rovers failed to clear a 75th-minute free-kick.

Peter Hartley restored Rovers two-goal lead with a shot following an 82nd-minute corner and Bury's misery was compounded two minutes from time when Neil Danns received a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 25Puddy
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Brown
  • 8O Clarke
  • 34BoatengSubstituted forMansellat 85'minutes
  • 35ColkettSubstituted forLeadbitterat 76'minutes
  • 24SinclairBooked at 41mins
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forJamesat 76'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 7Mansell
  • 9Harrison
  • 17Easter
  • 23Bodin
  • 29James
  • 33Roos

Bury

  • 1Williams
  • 2JonesSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 30Bedeau
  • 3Leigh
  • 20Burgess
  • 16DannsBooked at 88mins
  • 4Etuhu
  • 10Mayor
  • 11Pope
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 15Dudley
  • 21Rachubka
  • 23Walker
  • 24Hope
  • 29Miller
  • 34Styles
  • 35Cooney
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
7,843

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamBury
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 4, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 4, Bury 2.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Dismissal

Neil Danns (Bury) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

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

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Lee Mansell replaces Hiram Boateng.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 4, Bury 2. Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

James Vaughan (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Charlie Colkett.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke James replaces Matty Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Bury 2. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Bristol Rovers).

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. George Miller replaces Craig Jones.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Bury 1. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hiram Boateng.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ben Williams.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe21135343202344
2Sheff Utd21125438221641
3Bolton20124424121240
4Bradford219932718936
5Rochdale2110383027333
6Peterborough2095633231032
7Fleetwood219573327632
8Southend218762928131
9Bristol Rovers218673337-430
10Wimbledon217863025529
11Charlton2061042619728
12Millwall208483232028
13Northampton217683130127
14Oxford Utd217682525027
15Port Vale217682632-627
16Gillingham207582932-326
17Walsall216872430-626
18MK Dons216692630-424
19Swindon2165102132-1123
20Bury2162133042-1220
21Coventry2147101828-1019
22Oldham203981222-1018
23Chesterfield2153132639-1318
24Shrewsbury2146112034-1418
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