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Bristol Rovers 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

Billy Bodin hit a second-half double as Bristol Rovers kept alive their slim League One play-off hopes with victory over 10-man Shrewsbury at the Memorial Stadium.

The midfielder fired the hosts in front from the penalty spot in the 54th minute after being fouled inside the box by Aristote Nsiala when there appeared no danger.

And Bodin made sure of the points seven minutes from time, showing neat skills to set himself up for a crisp right-footed finish from 10 yards.

The first half was most notable for the two yellow cards picked up by Shrewsbury midfielder Ryan Yates, sent off for a sliding late challenge on Rovers goalkeeper Joe Lumley in the 41th minute, having previously been booked for a foul on Bodin.

Rovers started brightly and Shrews keeper Jayson Leutwiler had to make early saves from Tom Lockyer and Chris Lines.

At the other end, Pirates defender Ryan Sweeney had to clear a shot from Gary Deegan off the line after Tyler Roberts had rounded Lumley to set up the chance.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Lumley
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 33Sweeney
  • 3Brown
  • 23Bodin
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forSinclairat 36'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forMooreat 71'minutes
  • 30Gaffney
  • 29JamesSubstituted forEasterat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 9Harrison
  • 15J Clarke
  • 17Easter
  • 22Moore
  • 24Sinclair
  • 36Clarke-Salter

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Sadler
  • 12Brown
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forPayneat 78'minutes
  • 17YatesBooked at 41mins
  • 18Deegan
  • 23Rodman
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forMorrisat 45'minutes
  • 27RobertsSubstituted forHumphrysat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Humphrys
  • 16Morris
  • 19Ladapo
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
9,498

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home15
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

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

Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Luke James.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Shaun Whalley.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Cristian Montaño.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke James (Bristol Rovers).

(Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Bristol Rovers. Billy Bodin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd402410676443282
2Bolton402210862342876
3Fleetwood401912955371869
4Bradford411718655391669
5Scunthorpe4119101270511967
6Southend4018121063471666
7Millwall401712115648863
8Bristol Rovers411612136059160
9Oxford Utd40178155647959
10Rochdale401610146359458
11Peterborough411610155754358
12Wimbledon411315135251154
13Walsall401314134750-353
14MK Dons401312155151051
15Northampton41149185864-651
16Charlton401017134948147
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Port Vale391112164459-1545
19Oldham411015162742-1545
20Gillingham411112185371-1845
21Shrewsbury401110194157-1643
22Swindon41119214259-1742
23Chesterfield41810233866-2834
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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