League Two
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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

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

Substitutes

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

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Fallon replaces Rory Gaffney.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Billy Bodin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Liam Lawrence.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Sean McConville.

  17. 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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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