Altrincham 2-1 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers are still searching for their first win of the season as they crashed to defeat at Altrincham, who claimed their first points.

Damian Reeves put the hosts ahead early on when he fired a low shot past visiting goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall.

And Altrincham went 2-0 up when Reeves' wayward cross was deflected into his own net by Mark McChrystal.

Lee Mansell nodded Rovers a consolation but they had Stuart Sinclair dismissed in added time for a professional foul.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We orchestrated our own downfall. We gave goals away again and we could have given away even more.

"It's not good enough and there's no hiding place.

"We've now got to all stand up and be counted and I've got to front that up.

"The fans are disappointed and rightly so. I expect a lot better."

Line-ups

Altrincham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Coburn
  • 16Marshall
  • 5Havern
  • 6Leather
  • 3Griffin
  • 25Cavanagh
  • 8Richman
  • 18WilliamsSubstituted forLawrieat 63'minutes
  • 11CleeBooked at 81minsSubstituted forCrowtherat 81'minutes
  • 9GillespieSubstituted forPerryat 77'minutes
  • 10ReevesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Moult
  • 7Lawrie
  • 12Williams
  • 14Perry
  • 19Crowther

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forGoslingat 59'minutes
  • 6ParkesBooked at 2mins
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3Brown
  • 24SinclairBooked at 90mins
  • 7Mansell
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forWhiteat 74'minutes
  • 16Martin
  • 9BruntBooked at 68minsSubstituted forMonkhouseat 68'minutes
  • 10TaylorBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 11Gosling
  • 14White
  • 15Trotman
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 25Puddy
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,463

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Altrincham 2, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Altrincham 2, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Adam Griffin (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Perry (Altrincham).

  6. Post update

    Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Booking

    Damian Reeves (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Crowther (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Dismissal

    Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Ryan Crowther (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Cavanagh (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Kyle Perry (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  18. Booking

    Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.