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Bristol Rovers 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth goalkeeper Matt Macey took the honours as Bristol Rovers and Argyle fought out a goalless League One draw at the Memorial Stadium.

Argyle's Macey, with Rovers as a youngster, made two stunning second-half saves, one at full stretch to his right, to keep out Sam Matthews shots and help his side claim a deserved point.

Those two efforts were more than matched by Rovers' Jack Bonham, who showed razor sharp reactions to get a hand to Graham Carey's 75th-minute drive, which looked bound for the roof of the net.

Both sides had chances to win a competitive West Country derby, but in general defences dominated a full-blooded encounter, well refereed by Graham Salisbury.

Rovers' best first-half effort was a stinging right-footed shot from the edge of the box from Kyle Bennett which was parried by Macey.

At the other end Bonham had to be alert to turn away a Carey chip into the box, intended as a cross, but looking set to creep in at the far post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBroadbentat 85'minutes
  • 15J Clarke
  • 5CraigBooked at 90mins
  • 28Kelly
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forSinclairat 79'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 23Bennett
  • 9Payne
  • 20ReillySubstituted forNicholsat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 10Nichols
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 21Smith
  • 24Sinclair
  • 33Rodman

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2RileySubstituted forWoottonat 45'minutes
  • 14Canavan
  • 5Edwards
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10CareyBooked at 86mins
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 6NessSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutes
  • 15GrantSubstituted forGrantat 61'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13O'Keefe
  • 16Grant
  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 25Wootton
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
9,006

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  3. Post update

    Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Booking

    Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

  11. Booking

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Jamie Ness.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Broadbent replaces Daniel Leadbitter.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Wimbledon722348-48
13Rochdale72231016-68
14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
17Scunthorpe7142916-77
18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
20Bristol Rovers712469-35
21Coventry612336-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd6114715-84
24Plymouth7034413-93
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