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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Adebayo Azeez scored twice as Dagenham and Redbridge fought back to beat Bristol Rovers.

Rovers went in front after seven minutes when midfielder John-Joe O'Toole headed in Lee Brown's cross for his 15th goal of the season.

Azeez levelled for the visitors when he nodded home a Medy Elito corner.

And the on-loan Charlton forward grabbed the winner just before the hour, lashing into the roof of the net after Luke Norris had sent him through.

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Rovers boss John Ward

"We played exceptionally well on Saturday [against Plymouth] but we didn't get enough players up to the level of their game.

"We've had six excellent results and we've not been able to keep it going for one more. We had too many people below par.

"When we're chasing a game at 2-1 down, we make mistakes and wrong decisions. You're affected by the fact you're chasing a game that you're losing."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 30LockyerBooked at 73mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 29McChrystal
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forGillespieat 68'minutes
  • 24O ClarkeSubstituted forHarroldat 57'minutes
  • 19Beardsley
  • 32O'Toole
  • 39MohamedSubstituted forSantosat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Woodards
  • 8Gillespie
  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 20Gough
  • 25Clucas
  • 33Santos

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 6BinghamSubstituted forChambersat 59'minutes
  • 2WilkinsonBooked at 60minsSubstituted forDoeat 63'minutes
  • 5Saah
  • 17Howell
  • 8OgogoBooked at 82mins
  • 27AzeezBooked at 78mins
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forDicksonat 80'minutes
  • 7ElitoBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 4Doe
  • 10Chambers
  • 12D'Ath
  • 14Dickson
  • 20Shields
  • 26Connors
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
5,761

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Booking

    Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces Kaid Mohamed.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Booking

    Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Luke Norris.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  16. Booking

    Adebayo Azeez (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  19. Post update

    Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Dagenham and Redbridge).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield361712757342363
2Scunthorpe361517456371962
3Rochdale351871054381661
4Burton36161284035560
5Fleetwood361771251411058
6Oxford Utd361414848341456
7Southend361312114436851
8Plymouth35149124038251
9York361213114238449
10Hartlepool361210144040046
11Morecambe351210134249-746
12Dag & Red351112124344-145
13Newport341111124346-344
14Cheltenham351014114046-644
15Wimbledon361110153541-643
16Bristol Rovers351012133436-242
17Portsmouth36915123748-1142
18Mansfield361012143649-1342
19Bury34914114040041
20Wycombe351011143842-441
21Accrington351011143945-641
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton35910162944-1537
24Torquay3589183353-2033
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