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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Leyton Orient

Rory Gaffney's impressive brace secured three points for Bristol Rovers against Leyton Orient in League Two.

Rovers opened the scoring when Gaffney slalomed through Orient's defence to find his way into the box and calmly slot past Alex Cisak.

The visitors levelled late on in the first half after Jay Simpson latched onto Blair Turgott's low cross.

On-loan striker Gaffney won the game in style with a left-footed volley from the corner of the box.

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon told BBC Radio London:

"It was two evenly-matched sides out there. I think a great finish separated the two sides.

"We had a lot of the ball, a lot of set-plays, but the deliveries at times weren't the quality we needed.

"For one reason or another we're having to change our back four too much and I'm not very happy about that for different reasons."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 89mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6ParkesBooked at 65mins
  • 3Brown
  • 23BodinSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 74'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 24SinclairBooked at 59mins
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forO Clarkeat 81'minutes
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Gosling
  • 15J Clarke
  • 22Preston

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 15MvotoSubstituted forShawat 45'minutes
  • 4Essam
  • 20Kpekawa
  • 17Turgott
  • 18Pritchard
  • 12Payne
  • 11McAnuffBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKashketat 73'minutes
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forMarquisat 73'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 3Shaw
  • 5Dunne
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 32Marquis
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
9,836

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Cole Kpekawa (Leyton Orient).

  7. Post update

    Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

  10. Booking

    Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient).

  17. Post update

    Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Cristian Montaño.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    John Marquis (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.