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2015/16 English League Two, 2015/2016 English League Two
  • Kenneth McEvoy (81')
  • Billy Bodin (19', 71')
  • Jermaine Easter (80')
  • Lee Mansell (88')

Bristol Rovers keep automatic-promotion hopes alive

Bristol Rovers boosted their automatic-promotion hopes with a thumping 4-1 win at relegated York.
Billy Bodin's brace set the Pirates on their way and Jermaine Easter and Lee Mansell added further strikes, either side of Kenny McEvoy's consolation for the hosts.
Fourth-placed Rovers head into their final match of the season, at home to Dagenham, one point outside the top three.
Bodin went close twice before opening the scoring in the 19th minute, beating goalkeeper Scott Flinders at his near post from the edge of the penalty box after cutting inside left-back Kyle Cameron.
Matty Taylor should have then scored his 29th goal of the season but missed the target with only Flinders to beat after a Dave Winfield error.
Rovers continued to dominate after the break and Bodin doubled the Pirates' lead in the 71st minute.
Capitalising on a Scot Bennett error, Bodin charged through on goal before rounding Flinders and finding the empty net.
Substitute Easter added a third 10 minutes from time with one of his first touches, racing on to an Ellis Harrison pass before sidefooting past Flinders from 10 yards.
York replied when McEvoy converted a left-wing Bradley Fewster cross one minute later, but Mansell had the final say, driving in from 20 yards after Jake Gosling's drive was blocked.