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Bristol Rovers1Swindon0

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Swindon Town

Billy Bodin's 29th-minute effort earned Bristol Rovers victory over Swindon Town in a low-key West Country derby in League One.

The midfielder's left-footed shot from just outside the box went in via both posts, the ball rolling across the goal-line before spinning in.

Rovers were value for a bigger winning margin, but made hard work of beating a Swindon side, who barely managed a worthwhile effort on goal.

Matt Taylor hit the crossbar with a 77th-minute shot from outside the box but the hosts almost paid for not making their dominance tell when late shots from Ben Gladwin and John Goddard were both deflected just wide.

Rovers created all the decent chances in the first half. An early Chris Lines free-kick was saved at the second attempt by Lawrence Vigouroux, who then produced a better save to keep out Bodin's close-range shot.

Centre-back Ryan Sweeney almost marked an impressive Rovers debut with a goal on 16 minutes, but Gladwin cleared his header off the line.

After Bodin's goal, Ellis Harrison's header was cleared off the line by Raphael Rossi-Branco and the interval was reached without Rovers keeper Joe Lumley making a save.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Lumley
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 33SweeneyBooked at 35mins
  • 3Brown
  • 23BodinSubstituted forMooreat 64'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 24Sinclair
  • 14Lines
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 64'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forJamesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15J Clarke
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 25Puddy
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney
  • 34Partington

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 57mins
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 28JonesSubstituted forConroyat 90'minutes
  • 21Dabo
  • 7Gladwin
  • 20Colkett
  • 11Brophy
  • 10Goddard
  • 17FeruzSubstituted forStewartat 70'minutes
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forHyltonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Rodgers
  • 8Kasim
  • 12Henry
  • 16Stewart
  • 22Murray
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Conroy
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
10,557

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Swindon Town 0.

Attempt missed. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

Attempt blocked. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Luke James (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Dion Conroy replaces Lloyd Jones.

Attempt saved. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke James replaces Matty Taylor.

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

Foul by James Brophy (Swindon Town).

Foul by Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers).

Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Jordan Stewart (Swindon Town).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Stewart replaces Islam Feruz.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Islam Feruz (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Billy Bodin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Islam Feruz (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Swindon Town).

Booking

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe28177456282858
2Sheff Utd29176653341957
3Bolton27155736211550
4Fleetwood29148743301350
5Bradford291213436241249
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend28111074035543
8Bristol Rovers29126114850-242
9Peterborough2811894037341
10Millwall2711794240240
11Charlton2791263527839
12Walsall2891183638-238
13Wimbledon2791083833537
14Oxford Utd27107103430437
15MK Dons2797113837134
16Northampton2996144248-633
17Gillingham2888123544-932
18Port Vale2788113142-1132
19Shrewsbury2978142841-1329
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Bury2976164658-1227
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham28510131630-1425
24Coventry2849152342-1921
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