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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Billy Bodin's eighth goal of the season gave Bristol Rovers victory over League One's bottom club Plymouth at the Memorial Stadium.

The hosts took the lead when Ellis Harrison's low cross from the right found Rory Gaffney in space inside the box and the striker fired home from 12 yards.

But Argyle started the second half well and equalised when former Rovers striker Nathan Blissett found the top corner with a well-taken right-foot shot from an angle.

But Bodin hit the winner when he met Gaffney's low cross from the left and his fierce first-time shot with his left foot gave Kyle Letheren no chance.

Plymouth were reduced to 10 men two minutes later when Gary Miller was shown a straight red card for a foul on Joe Partington.

Rovers created most of the chances and Letheren had to make flying saves from Liam Sercombe, twice, and Harrison, while substitute Tom Nichols also hit a post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Slocombe
  • 22Partington
  • 6Sweeney
  • 4Lockyer
  • 3BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 14LinesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 40mins
  • 10BodinSubstituted forTelfordat 90+5'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forNicholsat 69'minutes
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 11Nichols
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Broom
  • 18Telford
  • 20Bola
  • 21Smith
  • 24Sinclair

Plymouth

  • 25Letheren
  • 2MillerBooked at 64mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 6NessSubstituted forFoxat 76'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10CareyBooked at 57minsSubstituted forSokolikat 69'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Wylde

Substitutes

  • 9Ciftci
  • 11Lameiras
  • 16Grant
  • 20Sokolik
  • 24Fox
  • 27Fletcher
  • 31Cooper
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
9,879

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dominic Telford replaces Billy Bodin.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers).

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Fox replaces Jamie Ness.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Rory Gaffney.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jakub Sokolik replaces Graham Carey.

Delay in match Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Dismissal

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the red card.

Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury119201771029
2Wigan118122061425
3Bradford117221812623
4Peterborough116232217520
5Charlton116231915420
6Blackburn10613158719
7Scunthorpe11542115619
8Rotherham116052113818
9Blackpool115331613318
10MK Dons115241111017
11Fleetwood105141818016
12Southend114431618-216
13Oxford Utd114341814415
14Bristol Rovers115061723-615
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall113441520-513
17Rochdale112541013-311
18Oldham113171726-910
19Doncaster112361114-39
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon11236511-69
22Northampton11227816-88
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth11128719-125
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