League Two
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Bristol Rovers 3-1 Barnet

Bristol Rovers made it three wins from four League Two fixtures with a home victory over Barnet.

Lee Brown gave the hosts the lead in the third minute when his low 30-yard effort flew through a crowded box and beat Bees keeper Graham Stack.

Jermaine Easter made it 2-0 in the 77th minute with a shot from eight yards before Curtis Weston gave the visitors hope with five minutes to go.

Matt Taylor secured a third straight win for Gas just two minutes later.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC London 94.9:

"I thought they fully deserved to win, I thought they were brighter, sharper and better than us.

"We had a couple of opportunities that perhaps could have gone our way.

"I think we've set the precedent from day one that we're not going to criticise or comment on the referee's performance."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 30Chapman
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forGoslingat 32'minutes
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4LockyerBooked at 83mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3BrownBooked at 82mins
  • 24Sinclair
  • 14Lines
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forTaylorat 60'minutes
  • 17EasterSubstituted forBodinat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 7Mansell
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Gosling
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 29Monakana

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 2HoyteSubstituted forMuggletonat 74'minutes
  • 4Dembélé
  • 5N'Gala
  • 3Johnson
  • 11VilheteSubstituted forBattat 61'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 8Weston
  • 14Togwell
  • 12Gambin
  • 9Akinde
  • 24McLeanSubstituted forGashat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 15Tomlinson
  • 16Champion
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gash
  • 19Batt
  • 21Stephens
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
7,107

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Barnet 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Weston.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Barnet 1. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Lines.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Barnet 1. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Billy Bodin replaces Jermaine Easter.

  12. Booking

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Post update

    John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Booking

    Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Barnet 0. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Sam Muggleton (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.