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Notts County 0-2 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers celebrate Lee Brown's goal
Lee Brown scored Rovers' second at Meadow Lane

Bristol Rovers kept up their League Two promotion bid by consigning Notts County to a fifth game without victory.

Cristian Montano was a constant threat, testing Magpies goalkeeper Scott Loach with an early shot, before bursting into the box to score before half-time.

Notts had gone close through Wes Atkinson and Izale McLeod, but Lee Brown got Rovers' second after the break when he fired in from 18 yards.

McLeod missed with a header as the hosts made a late fight-back.

The defeat comes days after chief executive Julian Winter left the club for Huddersfield, while angry home fans raised a banner in the Kop that was removed by stewards.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 13Loach
  • 29Atkinson
  • 18Hewitt
  • 31AudelBooked at 40mins
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forSharpeat 90+2'minutes
  • 24CampbellSubstituted forBurkeat 79'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 12Milsom
  • 28Banton
  • 30Stead
  • 39McLeodSubstituted forMurrayat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Carroll
  • 4Smith
  • 6Hollis
  • 10Murray
  • 16Noble
  • 17Sharpe
  • 26Burke

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3Brown
  • 23Bodin
  • 7Mansell
  • 14LinesSubstituted forO Clarkeat 85'minutes
  • 16LawrenceSubstituted forMontañoat 3'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 17EasterSubstituted forFallonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Parkes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 21Montaño
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Broom
  • 33Fallon
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
5,052

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away11
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Rhys Sharpe replaces Blair Adams.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by James Clarke.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Billy Bodin.

Attempt blocked. Wesley Atkinson (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Fallon replaces Jermaine Easter.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Chris Lines.

Foul by Jason Banton (Notts County).

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Graham Burke replaces Adam Campbell.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Adam Campbell (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Izale McLeod.

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Robert Milsom (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Loach.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton35246564343078
2Oxford Utd351811661342765
3Plymouth35198850302065
4Accrington33169855391657
5Portsmouth341414654302456
6Bristol Rovers341751248351356
7Wimbledon341411951401153
8Leyton Orient351411105148353
9Wycombe34157123732552
10Mansfield35149124641551
11Carlisle33131195250250
12Luton35148135048250
13Cambridge35148134947250
14Exeter35139134549-448
15Barnet34127154451-743
16Crawley35126174056-1642
17Notts County34117164657-1140
18Morecambe35107185563-837
19Newport33910143646-1037
20Yeovil35811163547-1235
21Stevenage35810174259-1734
22Hartlepool3294193354-2131
23York3568213766-2926
24Dag & Red3459203358-2524
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