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Bristol Rovers 1-0 Wrexham

Andy Monkhouse
Andy Monkhouse played more than 250 games for Huddersfield before joining Bristol Rovers

A 34th-minute goal by Andy Monkhouse saw Bristol Rovers overcome 10-man Wrexham at the Memorial Stadium.

The former Huddersfield winger headed in Dave Martin's near-post corner after Wrexham had started well.

But the game was over as a contest when Mark Carrington was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Adam Cunnington after 63 minutes.

Wrexham drop from seventh to 10th place in the Conference table, while Rovers remain in 15th spot.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's a good three points against a team who had won all their away games so far.

"I'm delighted to bounce back after Saturday's disappointment.

"They've shown me they've got the character to come back from set-backs. It will put us in good stead for the season."

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I think it was pretty much all us first half at a difficult place to come.

"To stay on the game after the disappointment of the sending off and ask questions of Bristol right until the 90th minute, I have to give my players great credit.

"It's just sad that moment has spoiled the game. From where I'm seeing it, I'm not seeing it as a booking. Whether it's a sending off - Mark's adamant he's gone and won the ball."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15Trotman
  • 3Brown
  • 6Parkes
  • 4LockyerBooked at 31mins
  • 7MansellBooked at 37mins
  • 24SinclairBooked at 83mins
  • 16MartinSubstituted forGoslingat 84'minutes
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorBooked at 54mins
  • 27Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 8O Clarke
  • 11Gosling
  • 14White
  • 25Puddy
  • 29Balanta

Wrexham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Bachmann
  • 4Smith
  • 5HudsonBooked at 33mins
  • 3Ashton
  • 2CarringtonBooked at 64mins
  • 26Hunt
  • 15EvansSubstituted forHarrisat 70'minutes
  • 6Clarke
  • 16York
  • 24JenningsBooked at 68mins
  • 9MoultSubstituted forDurrellat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 8Harris
  • 10Bishop
  • 11Bailey-Jones
  • 18White
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
5,082

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

  5. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Dave Martin.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joe Clarke (Wrexham).

  17. Post update

    Dave Martin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes York (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

  20. Post update

    Adam Cunnington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.