Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Carlisle United 0.
Bristol Rovers 2-0 Carlisle United
Matty Taylor's second-half double saw Bristol Rovers banished the memory of their FA Cup loss to non-league Chesham United by beating Carlisle.
He had an early shot saved while Jermaine Easter also went close.
Taylor broke the deadlock with a close-range shot at the far post after Chris Lines had crossed into the box.
Carlisle's David Atkinson had a free-kick deflected just wide by teammate Mark Ellis before Taylor sealed the win with a low left-footed shot.
The victory, only the second at home in the league this season for the Gas, lifted them up to eighth in League Two, one place above Carlisle on goal difference.
- 15J Clarke
- 5McChrystalBooked at 55mins
- 6ParkesBooked at 90mins
- 3BrownBooked at 52mins
- 21MontañoSubstituted forGoslingat 83'minutes
- 14LinesSubstituted forO Clarkeat 90+2'minutes
- 24SinclairBooked at 9mins
- 17EasterSubstituted forBlissettat 89'minutes
- 8O Clarke
- 44McQueenSubstituted forWykeat 78'minutes
- 23ThompsonSubstituted forIbehreat 61'minutes
- 19BalantaSubstituted forRiggat 61'minutes
- Mark Brown
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Carlisle United 0.
Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).
Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Chris Lines.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Nathan Blissett replaces Jermaine Easter.
Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Carlisle United 0. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Lee Brown.
Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).
Tom Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Cristian Montaño.
James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United).
Substitution, Carlisle United. Charlie Wyke replaces Alex McQueen.
Hand ball by Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United).
Mark Ellis (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tom Parkes.