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Yeovil Town 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers beat 10-man Yeovil in a fiercely-contested West Country derby thanks to Ellis Harrison's late winner.

The win is Rovers' first since their promotion back to the Football League.

Yeovil's Matty Dolan, who had earlier forced a good save from Aaron Chapman, was sent off in the second half for a second bookable offence.

The visitors had the best chances and finally broke the deadlock with two minutes remaining when Harrison powered home his second goal in as many games.

Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"Delighted with the performance in general to be honest I thought first half we were pretty dominant, second half took us a little longer to get going.

"Certainly their keeper has shown a man of the match display, how he's pulled one out of the top corner second half I don't know.

"But we kept going we kept probing we changed things around a little bit looking for that right answer to pick up the points.

"Obviously when their lad gets sent of it makes it easier to push more men forward and when we did that we had a right go from the off."

Yeovil manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Radio Bristol:

"Firstly I think our goalkeeper got man of the match. I think that paints a picture to the story.

"We're a very inexperienced team at this minute trying to find our feet without our backbone of the team, our striker, somebody to play midfield you know things like that.

"It's not ideal so you know at the end of the day, we've come up against a team that were a promotion team last year a very strong side.

"They've played together for quite a while now and thy know all their jobs and that's something we're going to have to aim for."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 24Roberts
  • 6Sokolik
  • 5Arthurworrey
  • 3Smith
  • 23CornickSubstituted forJeffersat 63'minutes
  • 21Lacey
  • 4DolanBooked at 65mins
  • 20Fogden
  • 9Bird
  • 22BeckSubstituted forBurrowsat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Jeffers
  • 12Weale
  • 14Compton
  • 16Burrows
  • 19Allen

Bristol Rovers

  • 30Chapman
  • 3Brown
  • 15J Clarke
  • 6Parkes
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4LockyerSubstituted forMontañoat 75'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 24Sinclair
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forMonakanaat 75'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forEasterat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Gosling
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Preston
  • 23Bodin
  • 28Malpas
  • 29Monakana
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
5,895

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lee Brown.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeffrey Monakana (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Bristol Rovers 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Lines.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by James Clarke.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jamie Burrows replaces Mark Beck.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Ollie Clarke.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Tom Lockyer.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.