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Bristol Rovers 3-0 Cambridge United

Billy Bodin
Bristol Rovers midfielder Billy Bodin took his tally to eight goals for the season after his double

A brace from Billy Bodin and Matty Taylor's strike saw high-flying Bristol Rovers overcome Cambridge.

Bodin got his first goal with a low drive from 25 yards after nine minutes.

Midfielder Bodin headed in his second from Daniel Leadbitter's near-post cross nine minutes later to take his tally to eight for the season.

The visitors rarely threatened and Matty Taylor made it three by slotting past U's goalkeeper Will Norris to keep Rovers third in League Two.

The result also dented Cambridge United's play-off hopes, as they drop down to 11th in the table.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 15J Clarke
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3Brown
  • 23Bodin
  • 14Lines
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forLawrenceat 72'minutes
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forParkesat 74'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forEasterat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Parkes
  • 16Lawrence
  • 17Easter
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Broom
  • 28Malpas
  • 33Fallon

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25FurlongBooked at 85mins
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 34Haynes
  • 16Dunne
  • 8BerryBooked at 46minsSubstituted forClarkat 55'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 20IsmailSubstituted forRobertsat 71'minutes
  • 21SpencerBooked at 50minsSubstituted forSimpsonat 55'minutes
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 12Clark
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 28Horne
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
10,262

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt missed. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Billy Bodin.

Attempt blocked. James Dunne (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

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

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Hand ball by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Booking

Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Rory Gaffney.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Parkes replaces Cristian Montaño.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 3, Cambridge United 0. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Lawrence.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Liam Lawrence replaces Ollie Clarke because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Mark Roberts replaces Zeli Ismail.

Delay in match Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

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

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Max Clark (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Cambridge United).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Will Norris.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Attempt missed. Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton38267569373285
2Oxford Utd392012769363372
3Bristol Rovers382151259372268
4Plymouth382081053332068
5Accrington381910961441767
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe38179124134760
8Leyton Orient381611115349459
9Wimbledon381511125547856
10Carlisle37131595553254
11Cambridge38159145351254
12Luton37158145149253
13Exeter381411135253-153
14Mansfield381410144744352
15Barnet38139164956-748
16Crawley38138174358-1547
17Newport381011174054-1441
18Morecambe38117205767-1040
19Notts County37117194766-1940
20Yeovil38912173650-1439
21Hartlepool36116193755-1839
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York38610224171-3028
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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