League Two
York1Bristol Rovers4

York City 1-4 Bristol Rovers

Billy Bodin
Billy Bodin's 11th and 12th league goals of the season put Bristol Rovers two goals up

Bristol Rovers ensured the battle for automatic promotion to League One will go down to the season's final day as they eased past relegated York City.

Darrell Clarke's side - who host bottom club Dagenham & Redbridge on 7 May - remain one point behind third-placed Oxford United.

Billy Bodin netted either side of half-time to put Rovers in control at York.

Jermaine Easter and Lee Mansell added further goals either side of Kenny McEvoy's consolation for the hosts.

York have now lost 10 of their last 15 games, while Rovers have been beaten just once since 27 February.

Bodin put the visitors ahead with a fine finish before rounding the goalkeeper to double this tally after the break.

At that stage, Bodin's double looked like sending Rovers into third spot, with Accrington being held at Wycombe, but Stanley found a winner at Adams Park with 12 minutes remaining.

Line-ups

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 27Hendrie
  • 16Winfield
  • 5Bennett
  • 15Cameron
  • 4BerrettBooked at 24mins
  • 10PennBooked at 39minsSubstituted forCarsonat 57'minutes
  • 8Summerfield
  • 26Alessandra
  • 32Fewster
  • 37GalbraithBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMcEvoyat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Carson
  • 12Riordan
  • 14Swan
  • 22Thompson
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Ingham
  • 33McEvoy

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3Brown
  • 23Bodin
  • 7Mansell
  • 14Lines
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forGoslingat 65'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forHarrisonat 68'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forEasterat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Parkes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 11Gosling
  • 17Easter
  • 25Puddy
  • 29McBurnie
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,525

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home3
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, York City 1, Bristol Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 1, Bristol Rovers 4.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Bristol Rovers 4. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (York City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Bristol Rovers 3. Kenneth McEvoy (York City) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Bradley Fewster.

Goal!

Goal! York City 0, Bristol Rovers 3. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Matty Taylor because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

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

Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

Hand ball by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! York City 0, Bristol Rovers 2. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Cameron (York City).

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

Lewis Alessandra (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Rory Gaffney.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jake Gosling replaces Cristian Montaño.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Josh Carson replaces Russell Penn.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Kenneth McEvoy replaces Daniel Galbraith.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Bradley Fewster (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Scot Bennett (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins York City 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, York City 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

Hand ball by Luke Hendrie (York City).

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Daniel Galbraith (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton452812580453596
2Accrington452412974482684
3Oxford Utd452314881414083
4Bristol Rovers452571375453082
5Portsmouth452115974423278
6Plymouth452391367462178
7Wimbledon4520121363501372
8Cambridge4518131466551167
9Leyton Orient451812155961-266
10Wycombe451713154541464
11Exeter451713156261164
12Carlisle451616136262064
13Mansfield451712166153863
14Luton45189185960-163
15Barnet451611186468-459
16Hartlepool45156244967-1851
17Notts County45149225478-2451
18Yeovil451115194358-1548
19Stevenage451114205267-1547
20Crawley45138244575-3047
21Morecambe45129246890-2245
22Newport451013224363-2043
23Dag & Red45810274579-3434
24York45712265086-3633
View full League Two table

Top Stories