Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Lincoln City 0.
Promotion-chasing Bristol Rovers recorded a comfortable victory over Lincoln City.
Matty Taylor lashed a close-range shot against the bar, with Imps keeper Paul Farman rooted to the spot early on.
Ben Tomlinson hit the side-netting for the visitors before Lee Brown's effort nestled into the bottom-right corner to give the Pirates the lead.
Minutes later Taylor held the ball up well and fed in Nathan Blissett, who tapped home to double the advantage.
Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:
"It was a very good, solid performance. We were disciplined and played some good football at times.
"Perhaps we could have had a few more goals. Matty Taylor had an unfortunate afternoon in front of goal.
"He hit the crossbar and the post and then the keeper's chin.
"It was a good, hard-working performance and it was nice to get back to the Mem."
- 7MansellBooked at 24mins
- 28DawsonSubstituted forGoslingat 90'minutes
- 10TaylorSubstituted forBalantaat 90'minutes
- 27BlissettSubstituted forHarrisonat 89'minutes
- 3NewtonSubstituted forDaviesat 46'minutesBooked at 69mins
- 22MarshallSubstituted forWaiteat 74'minutes
- 12MendyBooked at 68mins
- 15Sam-YorkeSubstituted forBurrowat 55'minutes
- Lee Swabey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Lincoln City 0.
Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).
Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Angelo Balanta replaces Matty Taylor.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Adam Dawson.
Offside, Lincoln City. Jordan Burrow tries a through ball, but Jordan Burrow is caught offside.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Nathan Blissett.
Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tyrell Waite with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) hits the woodwork with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Adam Dawson with a cross.
Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).
Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Tyrell Waite replaces Marcus Marshall.
Foul by Tom Davies (Lincoln City).
Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.
Tom Davies (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).
Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.