Goalkeeper Michael Poke starred for Bristol Rovers as they held Oxford United to a goalless draw.

The visitors were the stronger team throughout the game but failed to convert their chances.

Andrew Whing almost broke the deadlock at the end of the first half but saw his header cleared off the line by Lee Brown.

Liam Davis also went close but saw his goalbound shot turned around the post by the impressive Poke.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bristol Rovers

  • 20 Poke
  • 04 Woodards
  • 05 Bolger Booked
  • 17 Paterson
  • 37 Parks
  • 08 Gill
  • 14 Brown
  • 23 Lund
  • 34 Dorman (Carayol - 61' )
  • 16 Anyinsah (Richard - 67' )
  • 26 Zebroski (McGleish - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bevan
  • 06 Stanley
  • 10 McGleish
  • 11 Carayol
  • 18 Richard

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke
  • 05 Duberry
  • 06 Wright
  • 16 Whing Booked
  • 26 Davis
  • 02 Batt
  • 20 Leven
  • 23 Rendell
  • 24 Wilson (Johnson - 67' )
  • 09 Constable
  • 39 Kerrouche Booked (Holmes - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Tonkin
  • 22 Worley
  • 14 Hall
  • 27 Holmes
  • 19 Johnson
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 6,512

Match Stats

Shots

7 12

On target

3 8

Corners

6 6

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:02

Cian Bolger challenges Ryan Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

90:00 +2:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill from the left by-line, Ryan Clarke makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:38

The ball is delivered by Eliot Richards, Jake Wright gets a block in.

90:00 +1:38

Inswinging corner taken by Mathew Gill from the left by-line, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:34

Centre by Mustapha Carayol, blocked by Jake Wright.

89:02

Peter Leven takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

88:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Lund on Scott Rendell. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Davis.

87:40

Ryan Clarke fouled by Scott McGleish, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

87:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill from the left by-line, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

87:11

Mustapha Carayol delivers the ball, blocked by Damian Batt.

84:02

Oli Johnson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

83:11

Corner taken by Peter Leven from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Dan Woodards.

83:04

Lee Holmes produces a cross, blocked by Dan Woodards.

81:16 Substitution

Substitution Scott McGleish joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Zebroski.

79:28

Oli Johnson sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by James Constable misses to the right of the target.

77:11

Andrew Whing concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Carayol. Indirect free kick taken by Mustapha Carayol.

76:07

Unfair challenge on Lee Holmes by Matthew Lund results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

74:18

James Constable takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

73:36

Chris Zebroski produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

73:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mathew Gill, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

73:12

Mustapha Carayol crosses the ball, blocked by Jake Wright.

72:14

Foul by Jake Wright on Eliot Richards, free kick awarded. Dan Woodards takes the indirect free kick.

70:39

Eliot Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing. A cross is delivered by Peter Leven, Scott Rendell takes a shot. Blocked by Cian Bolger.

66:31 Substitution

Substitution Eliot Richards comes on in place of Joe Anyinsah.

66:31 Substitution

Substitution (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Oli Johnson coming on for Mark Wilson.

64:33

Tom Parkes takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Whing.

63:25

Mark Wilson takes a shot. Tom Parkes gets a block in.

62:27

Shot from just outside the box by Lee Brown misses to the right of the goal.

62:19

The ball is crossed by Mustapha Carayol, clearance by Jake Wright.

61:00

Centre by Liam Davis, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

60:00 Substitution

Substitution Andy Dorman leaves the field to be replaced by Mustapha Carayol.

60:00 Substitution

Substitution Lee Holmes is brought on as a substitute for Mehdi Kerrouche.

59:45

Shot from outside the penalty box by Chris Zebroski goes wide right of the goal.

58:14

Mark Wilson takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

58:04

Liam Davis sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Poke.

55:28

A cross is delivered by James Paterson.

54:47

Indirect free kick taken by Tom Parkes.

54:47 Booking

Booking Mehdi Kerrouche goes into the referee's book.

54:41

Mehdi Kerrouche gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Paterson.

54:01

Liam Davis sends in a cross.

53:34

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line, Michael Poke makes a clearance.

53:18

Shot by Liam Davis from 20 yards. Michael Poke makes a fantastic save.

51:21

A cross is delivered by Chris Zebroski.

49:56

Scott Rendell has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

49:16

The referee blows for offside against James Constable. Michael Poke takes the free kick.

47:45

Mehdi Kerrouche takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

47:15

Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Whing. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

45:35

Jake Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski. Matthew Lund restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

43:28

The ball is crossed by Dan Woodards, Peter Leven gets a block in.

43:12

A cross is delivered by Dan Woodards, Andrew Whing makes a clearance.

42:33

Matthew Lund takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duberry.

42:01

Liam Davis produces a cross, Michael Poke makes a save.

41:27

Peter Leven takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Lee Brown makes a clearance.

41:20

A cross is delivered by Damian Batt, Lee Brown gets a block in.

41:08

Liam Davis sends in a cross, clearance made by Lee Brown.

40:58

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

40:39

James Constable delivers the ball, clearance made by Matthew Lund.

40:28

James Constable delivers the ball, Michael Poke manages to make a clearance.

39:56

The ball is delivered by Andy Dorman, Mark Wilson manages to make a clearance.

38:42

Peter Leven takes a short corner.

38:36

Damian Batt delivers the ball, blocked by James Paterson.

38:19

Mehdi Kerrouche delivers the ball, Scott Rendell takes a shot. Blocked by Cian Bolger.

36:19

The ball is swung over by James Constable, Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

34:13

The ball is crossed by Liam Davis, clearance by James Paterson.

34:05

A cross is delivered by Mehdi Kerrouche, Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

33:06

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lund, clearance by Michael Duberry.

30:57

Liam Davis takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

30:50

The ball is swung over by Damian Batt, clearance by Dan Woodards.

29:54

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Rendell. Michael Poke takes the free kick.

29:02

Free kick taken by Cian Bolger.

29:02 Booking

Booking Andrew Whing is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

28:55

Unfair challenge on Matthew Lund by Andrew Whing results in a free kick.

28:22

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

27:26

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Andrew Whing results in a free kick. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

26:02

Mark Wilson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

26:02 Booking

Booking Cian Bolger booked.

25:50

Cian Bolger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Constable.

25:34

The ball is sent over by James Paterson, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

24:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Anyinsah. Michael Duberry takes the indirect free kick.

23:51

Inswinging corner taken by Mathew Gill, save by Ryan Clarke.

23:44

The ball is crossed by Joe Anyinsah, Jake Wright gets a block in.

23:18

The ball is crossed by Damian Batt, Michael Poke makes a comfortable save.

21:07

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis.

19:50

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, clearance made by Matthew Lund.

16:43

Dan Woodards sends in a cross.

16:18

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown, clearance by Liam Davis.

12:24

Damian Batt delivers the ball.

11:59

The ball is swung over by Mehdi Kerrouche, blocked by James Paterson.

10:57

Corner taken by Lee Brown from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jake Wright.

10:52

Dan Woodards delivers the ball, blocked by Michael Duberry.

10:36

Foul by Andrew Whing on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Mathew Gill takes the free kick.

8:02

Chris Zebroski produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

7:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duberry on Joe Anyinsah. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Parkes.

7:10

Liam Davis produces a cross, clearance by Cian Bolger.

7:01

Peter Leven crosses the ball, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.

6:06

Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damian Batt. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

4:01

A cross is delivered by Chris Zebroski, Peter Leven manages to make a clearance.

2:48

Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Kerrouche. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Leven, clearance made by Mathew Gill.

2:33

A cross is delivered by Peter Leven, clearance made by Dan Woodards.

2:17

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Cian Bolger.

2:00

Shot by James Constable. Michael Poke makes a brilliant save.

1:40

Mehdi Kerrouche concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Zebroski. Dan Woodards takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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