League Two
Accrington1Bristol Rovers0

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Sean McConville scored the only goal as Accrington overcame League Two promotion rivals Bristol Rovers.

Rory Gaffney headed wide for Rovers before Adam Buxton tested visiting goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall with a fierce 20-yard strike before the break.

McConville cut inside to fire into the bottom corner in the 69th minute.

Matt Crooks missed a chance to put the game out of reach when he ballooned over from four yards out as the Reds moved up to fifth in the table.

Stanley are now two points behind the fourth-placed Pirates, who missed the chance to close the gap on the automatic promotion places.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 34Halliday
  • 2Pearson
  • 15Wright
  • 22Buxton
  • 14Crooks
  • 28Conneely
  • 7Mingoia
  • 17McCartan
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Wakefield
  • 18Brown
  • 19Carver
  • 33Mooney

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 16LawrenceSubstituted forMontañoat 76'minutes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 7Mansell
  • 23BodinSubstituted forEasterat 76'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forFallonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystal
  • 14Lines
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Preston
  • 33Fallon
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
2,027

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Fallon replaces Rory Gaffney.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Billy Bodin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Liam Lawrence.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Billy Bodin.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt saved. Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Accrington25136643291445
6Portsmouth261111444232144
7Mansfield2912893931844
8Wycombe2712783327643
9Leyton Orient29111084541443
10Wimbledon2811984235742
11Cambridge29118104341241
12Exeter28117103940-140
13Carlisle2510964340339
14Notts County27106114046-636
15Morecambe28105134850-235
16Luton2897124040034
17Crawley29104153448-1434
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage29610133852-1428
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Hartlepool2573152341-1824
22Yeovil2858152943-1423
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2748152950-2120
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