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Rob Edwards hails “fantastic week” for Forest Green after beating Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, November 28, 2021 by PA5 hits

Manager Rob Edwards lauded his 10-man Forest Green side as the table-toppers gained the West Country bragging rights with a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers.A Jamille Matt brace extended Forest Green’s lead at the top of the table to six points as Joey Barton’s men fell to a first defeat in five.Matt opened the scoring in the first half and added a second after the break from the penalty ...Full Story »

Jamille Matt at the double as 10-man Forest Green floor Bristol Rovers

Posted Sunday, November 28, 2021 by PA0 hits

Ten-man Forest Green gained the West Country derby day bragging rights over Bristol Rovers after a Jamille Matt brace secured a 2-0 win and extended their lead at the top of the table to six points.Matt opened the scoring in the first half and added a second after the break from the penalty spot as Rob Edwards’ side finished the game with 10 men following a Udoka Godwin-Malife red card on ...Full Story »

Fulham drop points at Preston after controversial Ched Evans equaliser

Posted Saturday, November 27, 2021 by PA8 hits

A controversial equaliser from substitute Ched Evans earned Preston a deserved 1-1 draw against Championship leaders Fulham.Evans bundled home from close range with 18 minutes to go, but Fulham players protested vociferously as they believed a handball offence was committed just before the ball hit the net.A draw was probably a fair outcome at the end of an entertaining clash which saw chances a...Full Story »

Kane Wilson ankle injury concern for Forest Green ahead of Bristol Rovers clash

Posted Friday, November 26, 2021 by PA12 hits

Forest Green are waiting on the fitness of Kane Wilson as they prepare to welcome Bristol Rovers to the Fully Charged New Lawn on Saturday.The 21-year-old was forced off midway through the second half in Rovers’ 2-0 win over Barrow with an ankle injury and it remains to be seen whether he is in Rob Edwards’ plans for the weekend.Boss Edwards confirmed there are no new injury concerns...Full Story »

Blackburn make it two wins in three games as they expose Peterborough’s defence

Posted Thursday, November 25, 2021 by PA11 hits

Blackburn made it two wins in three with an emphatic 4-0 victory over woeful Peterborough in the Sky Bet Championship.Tony Mowbray’s men were home and dry by half-time after a three-goal, first-half blitz put them out of sight of their beleaguered visitors.From the moment Harry Pickering headed Rovers into a 16th-minute lead on his 150th career league start, the game had an air of inevitab...Full Story »

Ian Poveda ruled out of Blackburn’s midweek Championship clash with Peterborough

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by PA12 hits

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray will be without Ian Poveda for Wednesday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Peterborough as the midfielder faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.The 21-year-old, who is on loan at Ewood Park from Premier League Leeds, fractured his fibula and damaged ligaments in his left ankle during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City and will require surgery and a...Full Story »

Salford still have injury concerns ahead of Bristol Rovers clash

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by PA12 hits

Salford’s injury crisis eased slightly for the weekend win at Harrogate but they still have a host of concerns for Tuesday’s clash with Bristol Rovers.Ash Hunter returned as a substitute for Tyreik Wright, himself just back from international duty along with Ibou Touray.Tom Elliott and Matty Willock have both been stepping up their training but it remains to be seen whether Tuesday&r...Full Story »

Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer fumes at controversial Hull opener

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2021 by PA3 hits

Birmingham manager Lee Bowyer felt Hull’s controversial opening goal was “not acceptable” after his side lost 2-0 at the MKM Stadium.Ryan Longman appeared to have taken the ball out of play on the left flank before crossing for George Honeyman to score from close range after 17 minutes.But linesman Akil Howson and referee Tony Harrington allowed the goal to stand – much t...Full Story »

Hull build on controversial George Honeyman opener to see off Birmingham

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2021 by PA3 hits

George Honeyman’s controversial first-half goal helped Hull move out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Birmingham.Winger Ryan Longman appeared to have taken the ball out of play when he crossed from the left after 17 minutes.But linesman Akil Howson waved play on and Honeyman could not miss inside the six-yard box.Birmingham’s cause was not ...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers throw away a two-goal lead to draw with Tranmere

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2021 by PA3 hits

Bristol Rovers let a two-goal lead slip to draw with Tranmere at the Memorial Stadium.Josh Grant and Sam Nicholson got the Gas off to a flying start, but Micky Mellon’s side rallied and goals from Callum MacDonald and Paul Glatzel earned them a point.Rovers took the lead in the fifth minute thanks to a superb cross from Sam Finley and Grant providing the finishing touch with a fine header....Full Story »

Glenn Whelan returns from suspension with Bristol Rovers set to face Tranmere

Posted Friday, November 19, 2021 by PA13 hits

Bristol Rovers will be handed a boost with the return of Glenn Whelan from suspension when they face Tranmere.The midfielder missed Rovers’ midweek FA Cup replay win against Oxford with a one-match suspension after being dismissed against Northampton with a second yellow card.Alfie Kilgour could feature after missing the FA Cup game as a precaution.Joey Barton is still without Harvey Saund...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers’ character catches Joey Barton’s eye in FA Cup defeat of Oxford

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by PA6 hits

Joey Barton praised the character of his Bristol Rovers team after substitute Sion Spence had netted twice in the second half of extra time to settle a memorable FA Cup first round replay win over Oxford.Barton’s League Two team trailed their League One opponents 3-1 but hit back to earn a second round tie at home to Sutton.The home side took a 48th-minute lead when Sam Finlay fired home f...Full Story »

Sion Spence double caps impressive Bristol Rovers comeback

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by PA8 hits

Substitute Sion Spence netted twice in the second half of extra time as Bristol Rovers hit back from 3-1 down to beat Oxford 4-3 in a memorable FA Cup first round replay.The home side went in front in the 48th minute at the Memorial Stadium when midfielder Sam Finlay netted with a low drive from Antony Evans’ pass.Oxford levelled nine minutes later, Matty Taylor scoring with his second tou...Full Story »

Gareth Southgate promises England will not close their eyes to Qatar controversy

Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by PA12 hits

Gareth Southgate has promised England will not close their eyes to the controversies surrounding Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup when they play there next year.England formally confirmed their place at the tournament in 12 months with a 10-0 thrashing of San Marino in Serravalle on Monday.Qatar has been heavily criticised by organisations such as Amnesty International over its human right...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers without banned Glenn Whelan for Oxford replay

Posted Monday, November 15, 2021 by PA15 hits

Glenn Whelan will miss Bristol Rovers’ FA Cup first-round replay with Oxford through suspension.The midfielder was sent off against Northampton at the weekend after being shown a second yellow card for a foul on Mitch Pinnock.Rovers boss Joey Barton has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash.The Gas are still without key attackers Harvey Saunders (ankle), Leon Clarke (hamstring) and B...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers boss Joey Barton hails ‘intelligent footballer’ Josh Grant

Posted Sunday, November 14, 2021 by PA15 hits

Joey Barton singled out versatile Josh Grant for praise after his second-half goal helped Bristol Rovers hit back to beat Northampton.The visitors went in front through Sam Hoskins’ 39th-minute penalty following a foul by Connor Taylor on Paul Lewis.But 23-year-old Grant, a product of Chelsea’s academy, equalised after 53 minutes with a powerful far-post header and six minutes later ...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers come from behind to stun Northampton

Posted Sunday, November 14, 2021 by PA14 hits

Antony Evans netted a 59th-minute winner as Bristol Rovers came from behind to beat Northampton 2-1 in a feisty League Two clash at the Memorial Stadium.Both sides could have netted in a lively opening to the game, Evans shooting wide from a good chance and Rovers goalkeeper James Belshaw saving well from a Kion Etete volley at the other end.The hosts were denied by the woodwork in the 33rd minu...Full Story »

Bristol Rovers striker Harvey Saunders ruled out of Northampton clash

Posted Friday, November 12, 2021 by PA19 hits

Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has suffered another injury blow ahead of the visit of high-flying Northampton with the news striker Harvey Saunders may not play again this year.The 24-year-old tore ankle ligaments in last month’s draw with Bradford and Barton revealed this week that he is likely to be absent for another couple of months.With veteran duo Leon Clarke (hamstring) and Bret...Full Story »

Stenhousemuir continue fine form with win over Albion Rovers

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by PA8 hits

Stenhousemuir made it four wins in a row with a 3-1 victory over Albion Rovers.Boss Stephen Swift saw two second-half goals earn another cinch League Two success which moved the Warriors above their opponents and into fifth.It took only four minutes for in-form Stenhousemuir to take the lead when Euan O’Reilly did well down the left and fired home.Rovers replied quickly when Charlie Reilly...Full Story »

Joey Barton happy as Bristol Rovers earn a replay

Posted Monday, November 08, 2021 by PA13 hits

Boss Joey Barton felt his League Two Bristol Rovers deserved their 2-2 draw at Oxford after Antony Evans’ 87th-minute penalty earned a replay.Taylor converted after late substitute Jamie Hanson fouled Aaron Collins.Matty Taylor had put the U’s in front in the 11th minute but Sam Finley levelled in first-half stoppage time.Marcus McGuane restored Oxford’s lead but the home side,...Full Story »

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