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Bristol Rovers 3-1 Fleetwood Town

Billy Bodin netted his fifth goal of the season as Bristol Rovers claimed victory over Fleetwood Town at the Memorial Stadium.

The hosts took a 26th-minute lead when Joe Partington's deep cross from the right was headed back across goal by Rory Gaffney for Stuart Sinclair to sidefoot a volley past Alex Cairns.

Sinclair was substituted because of injury six minutes later, but Bodin made it two before the break with a sweetly-struck left-footed drive from 30 yards, the ball striking the inside of a post before crossing the line.

Devante Cole reduced the arrears on the hour, getting on the end of a cross from lively substitute Ashley Hunter to shoot home from close range.

But substitute Ellis Harrison put the result beyond doubt on 79 minutes when meeting another Partington cross to guide the ball past Cairns from six yards.

Fleetwood contributed much to a closely-fought game, but it was Rovers who came up with the finishes to claim maximum points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Slocombe
  • 22Partington
  • 6Sweeney
  • 4Lockyer
  • 3Brown
  • 7Sercombe
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forLinesat 31'minutes
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 54mins
  • 11NicholsSubstituted forHarrisonat 65'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forMooreat 77'minutes
  • 10Bodin

Substitutes

  • 5Burn
  • 9Harrison
  • 14Lines
  • 18Telford
  • 19Moore
  • 20Bola
  • 44Andre

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6PondSubstituted forCargillat 75'minutes
  • 12Bolger
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 4O'Neill
  • 8Dempsey
  • 11GrantSubstituted forHunterat 45'minutes
  • 7Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forBurnsat 64'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 9Burns
  • 18Glendon
  • 20Ekpolo
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Schwabl
  • 38Cargill
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
8,363

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

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

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Fleetwood Town 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Lines with a cross.

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

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Rory Gaffney.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Baily Cargill replaces Nathan Pond.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Tom Nichols.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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