League One
Bristol Rovers1MK Dons0

Bristol Rovers 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Tom Davies' first goal for Bristol Rovers saw his team beat MK Dons to go up to fourth in League One.

The first half was a drab affair, with the home side coming closest when Tom Nichols drove an effort wide after the ball was squared to him by Tyler Smith, while Conor McGrandles saw his shot sail over the bar for the visitors.

Without the clinical finishing of injured top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris, Graham Coughlan's men were lacking a cutting edge - but four minutes after the restart they broke the deadlock.

Just moments earlier, Davies had been denied from a yard out by Dons keeper Lee Nicholls, but the 27-year-old stayed upfield to acrobatically flick Luke Leahy's left-wing delivery past the former Rovers stopper.

Ed Upson could have put the Gas two goals ahead shortly afterwards when his rasping drive from 25 yards was palmed away by Nicholls.

MK Dons stepped up the pressure late on, but it was not enough to avoid a fifth straight League One defeat, while Bristol Rovers stretched their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 16Davies
  • 5Craig
  • 15Kilgour
  • 33RodmanBooked at 30mins
  • 4Ogogo
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forHargreavesat 75'minutes
  • 7SercombeSubstituted forBennettat 56'minutes
  • 11Leahy
  • 17Smith
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 24Menayese
  • 25Moore
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 31Andre
  • 36Hargreaves

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 4Walsh
  • 16MartinBooked at 20minsSubstituted forDickensonat 56'minutes
  • 6CargillBooked at 60mins
  • 2Williams
  • 29Kasumu
  • 18McGrandles
  • 3Lewington
  • 26BoatengSubstituted forReevesat 65'minutes
  • 25Brittain
  • 9BowerySubstituted forAsonganyiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reeves
  • 11Dickenson
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 22Moore
  • 24Houghton
  • 33Harley
  • 37Asonganyi
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
7,864

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, MK Dons 0.

Foul by Callum Brittain (MK Dons).

Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (MK Dons).

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alfie Kilgour.

Attempt blocked. Dylan Asonganyi (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Brittain.

David Kasumu (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

Offside, MK Dons. Brennan Dickenson tries a through ball, but Dylan Asonganyi is caught offside.

Foul by David Kasumu (MK Dons).

Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alfie Kilgour.

George Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Cameron Hargreaves (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alfie Kilgour following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Conor McGrandles (MK Dons).

Cameron Hargreaves (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Tom Nichols.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dylan Asonganyi replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cameron Hargreaves replaces Ed Upson because of an injury.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alfie Kilgour.

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (MK Dons).

Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Luke Leahy tries a through ball, but Kyle Bennett is caught offside.

George Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Hiram Boateng.

Hand ball by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ed Upson.

Attempt saved. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Leahy.

Foul by George Williams (MK Dons).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry115511614220
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18MK Dons124081219-712
19Accrington122551521-611
20Wimbledon132381824-69
21Tranmere112361521-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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