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Dominic Telford double gives Newport victory at Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by PA1 hits

James Rowberry made a successful start as Newport boss with a 3-1 Sky Bet League Two win over Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.The visitors took a 27th minute lead when Courtney Baker-Richardson slid in at the far post to finish a low Jake Cain cross.Dominic Telford doubled the advantage in the 31st minute with a shot on the turn from close range after a poor clearance by Rovers goalkeeper...Full Story »

Quickfire double helps Blackburn snap winless run with victory against Reading

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by PA2 hits

A second quickfire double in the space of a week helped Blackburn end their four-game winless run with 2-0 win over Reading.In a game of few chances, the Royals looked the most assured in possession but Rovers were much more clinical and they put their visitors to the sword in a devastating three-minute spell in the second half.First, Sam Gallagher tapped home after the impressive Joe Rothwell&r...Full Story »

Harry Pickering and Lewis Travis doubtful for Blackburn

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021 by PA15 hits

Blackburn defender Harry Pickering is a doubt for the visit of Reading.The left-back played just 45 minutes at QPR in midweek after returning from illness before a calf injury forced his withdrawal.Midfielder Lewis Travis sustained a dead leg in that match and his fitness will have to be assessed.On-loan Brighton midfielder Reda Khadra has missed the last two matches with illness but returned to...Full Story »

Double ban blow for Bristol Rovers heading into Newport clash

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021 by PA8 hits

Bristol Rovers have been hit by suspensions for the Sky Bet League Two derby clash against Newport.The Pirates secured a battling 1-1 draw at Colchester on Tuesday, but it came at a cost.Cian Harries was sent off for two yellow cards and Trevor Clarke then saw red for an off-the-ball incident, with both players now sidelined.However, Rovers boss Joey Barton was encouraged by the display against ...Full Story »

Ilias Chair late strike guides QPR to victory over Blackburn

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by PA9 hits

Ilias Chair’s late strike gave QPR a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at home to out-of-form Blackburn.In a game of few clear-cut chances, Chair broke the deadlock with a fine goal with seven minutes remaining.He collected Rob Dickie’s clever pass and bent a shot beyond keeper Thomas Kaminski from near the edge of the penalty area.The result was a much-needed boost for Rangers follow...Full Story »

Stefan Johansen banned as QPR take on Blackburn

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by PA18 hits

Stefan Johansen will miss QPR’s Championship clash with Blackburn through suspension.The Norway midfielder picked up his fifth booking in Saturday’s 4-1 hammering at Fulham, ruling him out of Tuesday’s home league meeting with Blackburn.Jimmy Dunne could come into contention to start as QPR bid to hit back to form after their west-London derby defeat.Wing-back Sam McCallum mana...Full Story »

QPR could turn to Jimmy Dunne for Blackburn visit

Posted Monday, October 18, 2021 by PA6 hits

Jimmy Dunne could come into contention to start as QPR bid to hit back to form when they host Blackburn in Tuesday’s Championship clash.Wing-back Sam McCallum managed an hour’s action before being replaced by Dunne in Saturday’s 4-1 west London derby thumping by Fulham.McCallum has only just returned from hamstring trouble, and might not be ready to start again from the off.Lee...Full Story »

We dominated the game – Bradford boss Derek Adams rues late Rovers leveller

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA10 hits

Bradford boss Derek Adams admitted his side should have had the points sewn up long before Brett Pitman’s last-gasp equaliser for Bristol Rovers.The hosts had to settle for a 2-2 draw when substitute Pitman headed Antony Evans’ cross over goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell.Bradford took the lead in the 43rd minute when keeper James Belshaw saved Yann Songo’o’s close-range...Full Story »

Mark Robins praises ‘brave’ Coventry for comeback draw at Blackburn

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA8 hits

Coventry manager Mark Robins praised the “bottle” of his “brave” side after they fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Blackburn.The hosts looked well on their way after a clinical two-goal burst at the end of the first half, through Joe Rothwell’s clever finish and Sam Gallagher’s effort.But the Sky Blues showed great character to fight back with two...Full Story »

Brett Pitman earns last-gasp point for Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, October 17, 2021 by PA5 hits

Substitute Brett Pitman snatched a last-minute equaliser to earn Bristol Rovers a 2-2 draw at Bradford.The game was about to move into added time when Pitman rose to meet Antony Evans’ cross and head the ball over the head of goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell.Until then Bradford had looked set for their second successive home win.They dominated the first half and, after keeper James Belsh...Full Story »

Oscar Threlkeld available for Bradford’s clash with Bristol Rovers

Posted Friday, October 15, 2021 by PA9 hits

Bradford have Oscar Threlkeld available for Saturday’s League Two home clash with Bristol Rovers.Threlkeld came off at half-time during the 0-0 draw at Newport last weekend following a clash of heads, but Bantams boss Derek Adams has reported the defender is ‘OK’.Finn Cousin-Dawson can come back into the matchday squad after returning from international duty with Northern Irela...Full Story »

Illness threatens Harry Pickering’s ever-present record for Blackburn

Posted Friday, October 15, 2021 by PA12 hits

Blackburn left back Harry Pickering is in danger of losing his ever-present record after being struck down by illness ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Coventry at Ewood Park.Rovers manager Tony Mowbray also has a doubt over midfielder Tyrhys Dolan who, like Pickering, is suffering from tonsillitis and was unable to train this week.Definitely missing will be striker Ben B...Full Story »

Ian Baraclough ‘annoyed and appalled’ by controversial red card in Geneva

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA18 hits

An angry Ian Baraclough was left “annoyed and appalled” by a controversial red card for Jamal Lewis which he felt proved decisive as Switzerland’s 2-0 win in Geneva effectively ended Northern Ireland’s World Cup hopes.Lewis collected a second yellow card in the 37th minute of the match, with referee Slavko Vincic deciding the 17 seconds he took over a throw-in was far too...Full Story »

Northern Ireland suffer key defeat in Switzerland after controversial dismissal

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA20 hits

There was a horrible sense of deja vu for Northern Ireland as a controversial refereeing decision contributed to a pivotal World Cup qualifying defeat by Switzerland.A depleted Northern Ireland stood up to early pressure, but after Jamal Lewis was shown an extremely harsh second yellow card for taking too long over a throw-in, they cracked as goals from Steven Zuber and Christian Fassnacht seale...Full Story »

Callum Robinson ends a week of Covid-19 controversy with double in Republic win

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA24 hits

Callum Robinson ended a week of controversy with a decisive double as the Republic of Ireland won a competitive match for the first time under manager Stephen Kenny in Azerbaijan.Robinson hit the headlines in the run-up to the game after revealing he had chosen not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite twice contracting the virus, but provided the perfect response to the criticism he receive...Full Story »

Joey Barton insists there is hard work ahead for Bristol Rovers despite win

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA9 hits

A relieved Joey Barton insists there is plenty of hard work ahead for Bristol Rovers despite powering to a 3-0 win over Carlisle on Saturday.Antony Evans broke the deadlock before half-time with a superb turn and finish, and Sam Nicholson and Harvey Saunders gave the scoreline a handsome look with late goals to seal victory for Rovers and their under-pressure boss.The three points propelled the ...Full Story »

Antony Evans scores as Bristol Rovers see off Carlisle

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA13 hits

Goals from Antony Evans, Sam Nicholson and Harvey Saunders powered Bristol Rovers to a 3-0 win against Carlisle to ease the pressure on Joey Barton.A sedate opening half-hour drifted by, but the crowd was woken up 10 minutes before half-time when Evans isolated Danny Devine and darted beyond the defender before drilling a strike into the bottom corner.Chances were few and far between for Carlisl...Full Story »

Alfie Kilgour banned for Bristol Rovers

Posted Thursday, October 07, 2021 by PA30 hits

Bristol Rovers will be without defender Alfie Kilgour through suspension for the Sky Bet League Two match against Carlisle.Kilgour was sent off late on in the 3-1 home defeat by Swindon last weekend and now serves a one-match ban.Nick Anderton could be drafted into defence as cover, having been an unused substitute against the Robins.Midfielder Sam Nicholson continues to recover from a shin prob...Full Story »

Footie ace John Stones’s partner causing controversy by reposting anti-vaxx messages online

Posted Monday, October 04, 2021 by hits

THE partner of England football star John Stones is causing controversy by reposting anti-vaxx messages online. The revelation comes after The Sun revealed on Saturday that at least five Three Lions’ players have refused to have Covid jabs. England football star John Stones's partner Olivia Naylor is causing controversy as she reposted anti-vaxx messages online She wrote 'Perfectly spok...Full Story »

Ben Garner turns focus on his players after Swindon beat Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2021 by PA15 hits

Ben Garner denied taking special satisfaction from beating the club who sacked him only 11 months ago after Swindon won 3-1 at Bristol Rovers.But the Swindon boss was understandably proud of his players after late goals from Ben Gladwin and substitute Harry McKirdy crowned a dominant performance.Harry Anderson had fired Rovers in front in the 17th minute, only for Town to storm back after the br...Full Story »

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