Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Exeter City 1.
Matt Taylor scored his 28th goal of the season as Bristol Rovers kept alive their hopes of automatic promotion from League Two with victory over Exeter.
The Pirates led 2-0 at the break thanks to Billy Bodin's strike and Lee Brown's well-struck 20-yard free-kick.
The away side hit back early in the second half when Jake Taylor curled a shot past home keeper Steve Mildenhall.
But Taylor's clinical finish ensured the win that leaves Rovers one point behind third-placed Oxford United.
- 4LockyerBooked at 72mins
- 3BrownBooked at 78mins
- 7MansellSubstituted forLawrenceat 90+4'minutes
- 21MontañoSubstituted forO Clarkeat 62'minutes
- 10TaylorSubstituted forEasterat 83'minutes
- 8O Clarke
- 39BrownBooked at 45minsSubstituted forNichollsat 61'minutes
- 3WoodmanSubstituted forMcAllisterat 54'minutes
- 10HolmesSubstituted forGrantat 86'minutes
- 33StockleyBooked at 73mins
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Exeter City 1.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joel Grant.
Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).
Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Liam Lawrence replaces Lee Mansell.
Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Lee Mansell.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.
Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Lee Brown.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.
Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Grant replaces Lee Holmes.
Foul by Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers).
Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Matty Taylor.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Rory Gaffney.
Attempt blocked. David Noble (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.