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Bristol Rovers 2-1 York City

Matt Taylor
Matt Taylor celebrates his stoppage time winner.

Matt Taylor scored a stoppage time winner as Bristol Rovers came back from a goal down to beat struggling York.

The visitors, who have not won in the league since 5 September, took a first-half lead when Vadaine Oliver buried a volley from eight yards.

Substitute Jermaine Easter got the equaliser with his first touch heading in a deflected free-kick.

Taylor got the winner after chesting down a Jake Gosling cross and shooting past Minstermen keeper Scott Flinders.

The winning goal was Taylor's 14th of the season whilst the defeat extends York's losing run to nine matches in all competitions.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

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McNamara on Bristol Rovers v York

"I'm disappointed losing with a late goal like that.

"The equaliser as well was a bit unfortunate, taking a deflection from a free-kick.

"But in the second half you could see we were very nervous because we hadn't won for a while and I thought that reflected in our play.

"We probably rushed things, didn't take care with our passing. We got nervy and deeper, put ourselves under a lot of pressure at times and Bristol pushed men forwards."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Nicholls
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forLeadbitterat 55'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 29Cowan-HallSubstituted forGoslingat 55'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 7Mansell
  • 23BodinSubstituted forEasterat 70'minutes
  • 10TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystal
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 11Gosling
  • 17Easter

York

  • 1FlindersBooked at 66mins
  • 35O'ConnorBooked at 73mins
  • 31Boyle
  • 16Winfield
  • 3IlesanmiBooked at 17mins
  • 10Penn
  • 4Berrett
  • 8SummerfieldSubstituted forGodfreyat 88'minutes
  • 33McEvoySubstituted forStrakerat 56'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 32FewsterSubstituted forGalbraithat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Carson
  • 13Straker
  • 14Swan
  • 24Ingham
  • 26Godfrey
  • 34Kitching
  • 37Galbraith
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
6,916

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamYork
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, York City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, York City 1. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ben Godfrey replaces Luke Summerfield.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

Foul by Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers).

Femi Ilesanmi (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Galbraith (York City).

Daniel Galbraith (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Stefan O'Connor (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stefan O'Connor (York City).

Attempt missed. James Berrett (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, York City 1. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Billy Bodin.

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

Foul by Luke Summerfield (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Daniel Galbraith replaces Bradley Fewster.

Booking

Scott Flinders (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. James Berrett (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

James Berrett (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Anthony Straker replaces Kenneth McEvoy.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Daniel Leadbitter replaces James Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

goal

As It Stood

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1Northampton21134437261143
2Oxford Utd21118232171541
3Plymouth21124531181340
4Portsmouth21910237181937
5Accrington19105434221235
6Carlisle219753937234
7Mansfield2196629191033
8Bristol Rovers2110382924533
9Leyton Orient218853328532
10Wycombe198652419530
11Exeter208662827130
12Cambridge218583232029
13Wimbledon217772728-128
14Notts County208483133-228
15Crawley218492834-628
16Morecambe208393737027
17Luton217593532326
18Stevenage216782937-825
19Barnet2164112837-922
20Hartlepool2062121933-1420
21Newport2147102433-919
22Dag & Red2127122137-1613
23Yeovil2126132136-1512
24York2126132344-2112
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