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Bristol Rovers 5-1 Chester

Ellis Harrison
Ellis Harrison wrapped up the scoring for Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers went two points clear at the top of the Conference after thrashing mid-table Chester.

Matt Taylor's header put Rovers in front while Lee Mansell's deflected effort off Ben Heneghan made it 2-0.

Andy Monkhouse found the net from close range after Ellis Harrison's initial attempt had been saved by Jon Worsnop.

Oliver McBurnie's header pulled one back but Monkhouse's 25-yard drive made it 4-1 while Ellis Harrison sealed it by finishing when one-on-one.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 25Puddy
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 7Mansell
  • 3Brown
  • 6Parkes
  • 28DawsonSubstituted forMcChrystalat 76'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 16EasterSubstituted forHarrisonat 28'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forBlissettat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 5McChrystal
  • 17Harrison
  • 27Blissett
  • 29Balanta

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 23Higgins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 8James
  • 3Roberts
  • 4Kay
  • 7MahonBooked at 16mins
  • 10RooneyBooked at 7minsSubstituted forAbbottat 46'minutes
  • 27HughesSubstituted forHobsonat 82'minutes
  • 16McConvilleSubstituted forPeersat 46'minutes
  • 17McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 5Brown
  • 13Viscosi
  • 18Abbott
  • 19Hobson
  • 21Peers
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
8,455

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamChester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 5, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 5, Chester FC 1.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 5, Chester FC 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Brown.

Corner, Bristol Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Nathan Blissett replaces Matty Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 4, Chester FC 1. Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Hobson replaces Matty Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Mark McChrystal replaces Adam Dawson.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison tries a through ball, but Ellis Harrison is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Chester FC 1. Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

Foul by Kingsley James (Chester FC).

Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tom Peers (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Brad Abbott replaces John Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Sean McConville.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 3, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Chester FC 0.

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Offside, Chester FC. Oliver McBurnie tries a through ball, but Oliver McBurnie is caught offside.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

Sean McConville (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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