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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Rotherham United

Ellis Harrison scored one and set up the winner as Bristol Rovers came back from a goal down to beat fellow League One strugglers Rotherham at the Memorial Stadium.

Ryan Williams had opened the scoring for the visitors with his third goal of the campaign in the 56th minute after converting a long pass from fellow winger Joe Newell, while Harrison levelled for Rovers eight minutes later.

Right-back Daniel Leadbitter lobbed the ball into the area and substitute Chris Lines nodded it on for Harrison to prod home his eighth goal of the campaign past the on-loan Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak at his near post from four yards out.

Striker Harrison picked out Liam Sercombe in the 75th minute and the midfielder side-footed home his sixth goal of the season from 12 yards past helpless Rodak to claim a first win in four league games.

But Rotherham were reduced to 10 men in the 79th minute when striker Kieffer Moore was shown a red card for an elbow on defender Lee Brown.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 21SmithBooked at 79mins
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Sweeney
  • 3Brown
  • 22PartingtonSubstituted forLinesat 62'minutes
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 30minsSubstituted forGaffneyat 62'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 24Sinclair
  • 10Bodin
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forNicholsat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 11Nichols
  • 14Lines
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Broom
  • 18Telford
  • 30Gaffney

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 25CummingsSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 85'minutes
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 5Ajayi
  • 3Mattock
  • 23Williams
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 81mins
  • 16PotterSubstituted forVaulksat 23'minutes
  • 22Newell
  • 10BallSubstituted forYatesat 85'minutes
  • 24MooreBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4Vaulks
  • 6Wood
  • 7Forde
  • 17Towell
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 21Yates
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
7,531

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers).

Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Ellis Harrison.

Delay in match Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jerry Yates replaces David Ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Shaun Cummings.

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Ball (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Adam Smith (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Ryan Williams (Rotherham United).

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Rotherham United 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Lines.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wigan19133336122442
2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Blackburn19114434171737
5Bradford2011362922736
6Charlton1910542923635
7Peterborough208573129229
8Portsmouth209292524129
9Southend207762429-528
10Oxford Utd207673427727
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Blackpool207672627-127
13Rotherham2082103330326
14Walsall196762728-125
15Bristol Rovers2080122936-724
16MK Dons206682229-724
17Doncaster206592125-423
18Oldham206593038-823
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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