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Bristol Rovers 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

Ben Garner's first game as Bristol Rovers manager ended in defeat as AFC Wimbledon came from behind to win at the Memorial Stadium.

The home side took a 43rd-minute lead through a controversial penalty. Abu Ogogo went down inside the box, with Rod McDonald appearing to be the player penalised by referee Robert Lewis.

Jonson Clarke-Harris rifled the resulting spot-kick into the roof of the net, giving visiting goalkeeper Nathan Trott no chance.

Wimbledon's equaliser came on 70 minutes, when Joe Pigott's shot hit the near post and the ball bounced across goal for Marcus Forss to net from close range.

Six minutes from time Forss turned provider, when his low cross from the left was bundled over the line by Pigott.

The second half made particularly painful viewing for Garner, who was appointed on Monday to succeed new Mansfield boss Graham Coughlan.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 24MenayeseBooked at 77mins
  • 5CraigBooked at 35mins
  • 15Kilgour
  • 33Rodman
  • 4OgogoSubstituted forBennettat 87'minutes
  • 6Upson
  • 7Sercombe
  • 11Leahy
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
  • 9Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 17Smith
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 36Hargreaves

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 66mins
  • 6Thomas
  • 4McDonald
  • 19McLoughlinBooked at 82mins
  • 12RudoniBooked at 80mins
  • 23Sanders
  • 33Reilly
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 15ForssSubstituted forPinnockat 90+2'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 8Hartigan
  • 11Pinnock
  • 21Delaney
  • 22Wood
  • 24McDonnell
  • 32Biler
  • 37Osew
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
9,096

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Leahy with a cross.

Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Bristol Rovers).

Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Marcus Forss.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Bennett.

Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers).

Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Abu Ogogo.

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tyler Smith replaces Tom Nichols.

Booking

Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers).

Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke O'Neill.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nesta Guinness-Walker with a cross.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers).

Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Booking

Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Ipswich21107429161337
3Oxford Utd21106539201936
4Peterborough22106643281536
5Rotherham22105736241235
6Bristol Rovers2110563027335
7Fleetwood2010463628834
8Portsmouth219753224834
9Coventry2181032623334
10Blackpool228953025533
11Shrewsbury218762022-231
12Burton218672825330
13Gillingham227872623329
14Doncaster197753021928
15Sunderland207762521428
16Accrington226883131026
17Lincoln City2173112124-324
18Wimbledon2265112733-623
19Rochdale2264122539-1422
20Tranmere2155112538-1320
21MK Dons2253142035-1518
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton194691441-276
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