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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:

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Allen on Bristol Rovers v Barnet

"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

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Barnet 1.

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

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

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Weston.

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

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.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Billy Bodin replaces Jermaine Easter.

Booking

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

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

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

Booking

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

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

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.

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

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Muggleton replaces Gavin Hoyte.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Booking

Shaun Batt (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Batt (Barnet).

Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Shaun Batt replaces Mauro Vilhete.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matty Taylor replaces Ellis Harrison.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

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

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Elliot Johnson.

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Barnet).

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Gash (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient4400113812
2Wycombe431071610
3Plymouth43019369
4Bristol Rovers43015239
5Hartlepool43015329
6Portsmouth42208448
7Cambridge42119817
8Exeter421156-17
9Oxford Utd41307526
10Northampton42024406
11Crawley41215325
12Mansfield41214315
13Accrington41213305
14Wimbledon411246-24
15Morecambe411246-24
16Notts County411246-24
17Stevenage411247-34
18York411225-34
19Yeovil410357-23
20Carlisle4031710-33
21Barnet410337-43
22Luton402257-22
23Newport401349-51
24Dag & Red401339-61
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