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Bristol Rovers 2-0 Lincoln City

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."


Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 4Lockyer
  • 7MansellBooked at 24mins
  • 28DawsonSubstituted forGoslingat 90'minutes
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forBalantaat 90'minutes
  • 27BlissettSubstituted forHarrisonat 89'minutes


  • 11Gosling
  • 14Wakefield
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 29Balanta

Lincoln City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Farman
  • 3NewtonSubstituted forDaviesat 46'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 17Caprice
  • 23Brown
  • 5Bencherif
  • 22MarshallSubstituted forWaiteat 74'minutes
  • 20Adams
  • 14Nolan
  • 12MendyBooked at 68mins
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 15Sam-YorkeSubstituted forBurrowat 55'minutes


  • 9Burrow
  • 18Everington
  • 25Waite
  • 28Davies
  • 30Grant
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Lincoln City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Lincoln City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

  5. Post update

    Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Angelo Balanta replaces Matty Taylor.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Adam Dawson.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Jordan Burrow tries a through ball, but Jordan Burrow is caught offside.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Nathan Blissett.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tyrell Waite with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) hits the woodwork with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Adam Dawson with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Tyrell Waite replaces Marcus Marshall.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Davies (Lincoln City).

  17. Post update

    Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  18. Booking

    Tom Davies (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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