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  • English League 2
  • 1 January 2013, 1:00pm
  • The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance: 7,332
Bristol RBristol RvPlymouthPlymouth
2
  • Anyinsah, 19
  • Lund, 25
1
  • Hourihane, 62

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Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90+4 mins:Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

90+4 mins:Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Offside, Bristol Rovers. Eliot Richards tries a through ball, but Eliot Richards is caught offside.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Mitch Harding replaces Joe Anyinsah.

86 mins:Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

86 mins:Rhys Griffiths (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

84 mins:Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Mark Molesley replaces Luke Young.

83 mins:Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83 mins:Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

83 mins:Tom Hitchcock (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Foul by Rhys Griffiths (Plymouth Argyle).

81 mins:Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Rhys Griffiths replaces Warren Feeney.

77 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Eliot Richards replaces Fabian Broghammer.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

76 mins:Foul by Joe Lennox (Plymouth Argyle).

76 mins:Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joe Lennox replaces Robbie Williams.

75 mins:Foul by Nick Chadwick (Plymouth Argyle).

75 mins:Cian Bolger (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

74 mins:Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Seanan Clucas replaces Oliver Norburn.

72 mins:Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72 mins:Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

72 mins:Fabian Broghammer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

70 mins:Paris Cowan-Hall (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

67 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Lund with a cross.

65 mins:Foul by Robbie Williams (Plymouth Argyle).

65 mins:Joe Anyinsah (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Bristol Rovers).

63 mins:Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

63 mins:John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

61 mins:Attempt saved. Joe Anyinsah (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

57 mins:Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

57 mins:Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Paris Cowan-Hall (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

53 mins:Foul by Nick Chadwick (Plymouth Argyle).

53 mins:Cian Bolger (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

52 mins:Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Plymouth Argyle).

50 mins:Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Luke Young with a cross.

47 mins:Hand ball by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

46 mins:Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45 mins:Foul by Fabian Broghammer (Bristol Rovers).

45 mins:Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Plymouth Argyle).

44 mins:John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

39 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

39 mins:Attempt blocked. Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37 mins:Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Plymouth Argyle).

37 mins:Fabian Broghammer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Robbie Williams with a cross.

33 mins:Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

33 mins:Warren Feeney (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31 mins:Foul by Tom Hitchcock (Bristol Rovers).

31 mins:Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Foul by Joe Anyinsah (Bristol Rovers).

27 mins:Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Matthew Lund (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Fabian Broghammer with a cross.

25 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Onismor Bhasera (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Young.

23 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

23 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

22 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

19 mins:Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Joe Anyinsah (Bristol Rovers).

19 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

17 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

17 mins:Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Hand ball by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

11 mins:Foul by Nick Chadwick (Plymouth Argyle).

11 mins:Matthew Lund (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by Warren Feeney (Plymouth Argyle).

8 mins:Steve Mildenhall (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Corner, Plymouth Argyle.

6 mins:Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Nick Chadwick tries a through ball, but Nick Chadwick is caught offside.

6 mins:Foul by Fabian Broghammer (Bristol Rovers).

6 mins:Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Fabian Broghammer (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

1 mins:Foul by Nick Chadwick (Plymouth Argyle).

1 mins:Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 1 January 2013, 1:00pm
  • The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance: 7,332
Bristol RBristol RvPlymouthPlymouth
2
  • Anyinsah, 19
  • Lund, 25
1
  • Hourihane, 62

match report

First-half goals from Joe Anyinsah and Matt Lund gave Bristol Rovers a New Year lift with a 2-1 home victory over Plymouth.

The home side went in front after 19 minutes when Argyle goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin could only palm out an inswinging corner from Fabian Broghammer and Anyinsah fired the ball pack past him with a fierce drive from 12 yards.

Another Broghammer corner from the opposite left side saw Lund make it 2-0 with a stunning volley after 25 minutes, while all Plymouth could offer in the first half were a couple of off-target headers from Onismor Bhasera and Nick Chadwick.

The visitors improved after the break and Conor Hourihane shot them back into the game from Durrell Berry's right-wing cross after 62 minutes.

Hourihane then hit a post with a shot from the edge of the box, but Rovers defended solidly and held out without further alarms.

The result meant four points from Ward's first two games in charge and on this form the experienced manager will inspire Football League survival.

team line-up

13Steve Mildenhall
6Tom Parkes
29Cian Bolger
2Michael Smith
14Lee Brown
11Fabian Broghammer77
32John-Joe O'Toole
26Matthew Lund
15Oliver Norburn73
16Joe Anyinsah91
27Tom Hitchcock

substitutes

30Tom Lockyer
33Alfie Santos
10Eliot Richards77
17Ellis Harrison
20Conor Gough
25Seanan Clucas73
18Mitch Harding91

referee

Mark Heywood

team line-up

20Rene Gilmartin
2Durrell Berry
17Curtis Nelson
14Onismor Bhasera
4Maxime Blanchard
6Conor Hourihane
8Luke Young84
3Robbie Williams75
11Warren Feeney78
7Paris Cowan-Hall
9Nick Chadwick

substitutes

10Rhys Griffiths78
21Matt Lecointe
30Mark Molesley84
16James Lowry
19Joe Lennox75
15Paul Wotton
1Jake Cole

referee

Mark Heywood

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target32
shots off target44
corners28
tackles won00
offsides11