• FT

    Accrington

    2

    Rochdale

    3

  • FT

    Aldershot

    0

    Chesterfield

    1

  • FT

    Bristol Rov

    3

    Northampton

    1

  • FT

    Cheltenham

    2

    Fleetwood To

    2

  • FT

    Dag & Red

    4

    Bradford

    3

  • FT

    Exeter

    0

    Port Vale

    2

  • FT

    Morecambe

    0

    Burton

    0

  • FT

    Oxford Utd

    0

    Gillingham

    0

  • FT

    Plymouth

    1

    AFC Wimbledo

    2

  • FT

    Southend

    2

    Barnet

    2

  • FT

    Wycombe

    2

    Torquay

    1

  • FT

    York

    0

    Rotherham

    0

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

The Memorial Stadium, England

Referee: M. Brown | Attendance: 5166

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Bristol Rovers

  • Tom Eaves 53'
  • Garry Kenneth 57'
  • Oliver Norburn 84'

3 - 1

FT

Northampton Town

  • Adebayo Akinfenwa 75'

Pirates finally get home comforts

Second-half goals from Tom Eaves, Garry Kenneth and Ollie Norburn saw Bristol Rovers end their home hoodoo with a 3-1 success against 10-man Northampton.

Town had centre-back Anthony Charles sent off for bringing down Derek Riordan to prevent a scoring opportunity after 24 minutes, but survived until eight minutes after the break when Eaves side-footed Rovers in front from Eliot Richards' cross.

Richards then provided the corner for Kenneth to score the second at the far post after 57 minutes.

Adebayo Akinfenwa headed home a long throw from Ben Tozer to reduce Northampton's arrears after 75 minutes before Norburn wrapped up the points with six minutes remaining by nodding in substitute Lee Brown's cross.

Rovers were denied by the woodwork twice in the first half. Town goalkeeper Lee Nicholls did well to tip a fifth-minute volley from Eaves onto a post.

And after Charles' dismissal, Riordan curled the resulting free-kick over the wall and saw his effort clip the top of the crossbar.

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Scoring Summary

  • Bristol Rovers
  • Northampton Town

Match Stats

  • Bristol Rovers
  • Northampton Town
11(3) Shots (on goal) 12(5)
11 Fouls 11
6 Corner kicks 0
2 Offsides 0
58% Time of Possession 42%
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
5 Saves 5

Teams

  • Bristol Rovers
  • Northampton Town
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Tom Eaves (29')
Matthew Lund (63')
Tom Parkes (79')
Chris Hackett (36')
Joe Widdowson (66')
Alex Nicholls (90 + 1')
Red Cards