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Fleetwood Town 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton was red carded in the 70th minute by referee Paul Marsden for disputing a disallowed goal in the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers
Fleetwood boss Joey Barton was red carded in the 70th minute by referee Paul Marsden for disputing a disallowed goal in the 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers

Fleetwood manager Joey Barton was sent off by referee Paul Marsden during an ill-tempered 0-0 draw against play-off chasing rivals Bristol Rovers.

Barton was red-carded in the 70th minute following protests after a Ched Evans goal was disallowed for offside after initially being allowed to stand.

Fleetwood ought to have struck in the second minute, but Paddy Madden fired wide from eight yards after he had met Evans' flick-on.

Rovers responded with midfielder Ed Upson seeing a well-hit angled strike superbly saved by Town keeper Alex Cairns.

Evans then fired in a piledriver from 25 yards, with Rovers keeper Anssi Jaakola saving well down low.

Ten minutes before half-time Evans - rising high to meet Lewie Coyle's cross - was thwarted by another smart stop from Jaakola.

Just before the hour mark Evans dived in but planted a free header wide from Kyle Dempsey's superb cross.

After the controversy following the Barton sending-off had calmed down, both sides hit the crossbar.

Evans saw a thumping strike pushed onto the woodwork by Jaakola, while Rovers substitute Tom Nichols' looping effort went close.

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Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 4Clarke
  • 6Souttar
  • 3AndrewBooked at 45mins
  • 7Burns
  • 8Dempsey
  • 15CouttsBooked at 85mins
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forMcAlenyat 82'minutes
  • 17MaddenBooked at 42mins
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 10McAleny
  • 27Biggins
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders
  • 33Hill
  • 36Matete

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 33Rodman
  • 24Menayese
  • 5Craig
  • 15Kilgour
  • 11LeahyBooked at 15mins
  • 4OgogoBooked at 29minsSubstituted forNicholsat 45'minutes
  • 6Upson
  • 36HargreavesSubstituted forKellyat 84'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 9Clarke-HarrisBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 10Nichols
  • 18Kelly
  • 19Russe
  • 23Bennett
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 29Adeboyejo
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
2,848

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home23
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Sercombe with a cross.

Attempt missed. Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Coutts following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle.

Booking

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Luke Leahy.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Souttar with a headed pass.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Andrew.

Booking

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Michael Kelly replaces Cameron Hargreaves.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Anssi Jaakkola (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Josh Morris.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).

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

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ched Evans following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfie Kilgour.

Foul by Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a headed pass.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey with a cross.

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As It Stood

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4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
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