Rochdale came from behind to beat Bristol Rovers, who finished the game with nine men.

David Clarkson's penalty put Rovers ahead after he was tripped by Peter Cavanagh but the hosts levelled through Andrew Tutte after Phil Edwards' dummy.

Bobby Grant's deflected shot off Fabien Broghammer was the game-winning goal.

Rovers' Gary Kenneth was sent off for two yellows and Eliot Richards was shown a straight red card for a bad challenge on Ashley Grimes.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We've lost the game but I don't think miserable is quite the right expression to use.

"We had some good individual performances and we've put a tremendous amount of work in to the game.

"Losing the game is the worst thing but then having the two players sent off was bad.

"Garry Kenneth is a better player than that. It was petulant and lazy and, to get himself sent off in that way, was unprofessional."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Bennett
  • 05 R Edwards
  • 12 P Edwards
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte
  • 22 Grant
  • 15 Adebola (Donnelly - 82' )
  • 27 Gornell (Grimes - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 19 Pearson
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 11 Grimes
  • 23 Craney
  • 09 Donnelly

Bristol Rovers

  • 38 Etheridge
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Paterson
  • 05 Kenneth Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 06 Parks
  • 04 Woodards (Clucas - 65' Booked )
  • 07 Clarkson (Broghammer - 46' )
  • 21 Brown
  • 27 Riordan (Richard - 69' Dismissed )
  • 16 Anyinsah Booked
  • 32 Eaves

Substitutes

  • 28 Walker
  • 11 Broghammer
  • 14 Brown
  • 19 Virgo
  • 24 Clarke
  • 25 Clucas
  • 10 Richard
Ref: Duncan
Att: 2,204

Match Stats

Shots

21 13

On target

13 9

Corners

9 7

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:22 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:50

Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

90:00 +3:50 Dismissal

Dismissal Eliot Richards is sent off.

90:00 +3:22

Eliot Richards challenges Ashley Grimes unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +2:53

Tom Eaves delivers the ball.

90:00 +1:48

Tom Eaves takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

90:00 +0:33

George Donnelly takes a shot. Neil Etheridge makes a save.

88:24 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Grimes replaces Terry Gornell.

87:44

Andrew Tutte has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

87:08

Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save by Neil Etheridge. Bobby Grant decides to take the corner short.

86:00

Kevin McIntyre crosses the ball, blocked by Michael Smith.

85:37

The ball is crossed by Fabian Broghammer, save made by Josh Lillis.

85:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Grant on Wayne Brown. Tom Parkes takes the direct free kick.

84:43

The ball is crossed by Phil Edwards.

84:06

Peter Cavanagh takes the direct free kick.

84:06 Booking

Booking Seanan Clucas receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

83:57

Seanan Clucas challenges Bobby Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:15

Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Ryan Edwards gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Fabian Broghammer.

82:00 Substitution

Substitution George Donnelly is brought on as a substitute for Dele Adebola.

81:48

Long range effort by Tom Eaves goes wide right of the target.

80:45

Tom Eaves takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

79:48

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Eliot Richards, clearance made by Dele Adebola.

79:22

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Eliot Richards, clearance made by Rhys Bennett.

78:40

The official flags Dele Adebola offside. Free kick taken by Neil Etheridge.

77:56

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Parkes. Corner taken left-footed by Bobby Grant.

76:42

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Tutte. Neil Etheridge takes the indirect free kick.

76:04

A cross is delivered by Andrew Tutte, Jim Paterson makes a clearance.

75:37

Centre by Michael Smith, Rhys Bennett manages to make a clearance.

73:59

Terry Gornell fouled by Jim Paterson, the ref awards a free kick. Bobby Grant takes the free kick.

73:42

Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

73:24

Foul by Terry Gornell on Wayne Brown, free kick awarded. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

72:44

Bobby Grant takes a shot.

70:41

Strike on goal comes in from Peter Cavanagh from the free kick.

70:41 Dismissal

Dismissal Garry Kenneth is sent off.

70:26

Unfair challenge on Bobby Grant by Garry Kenneth results in a free kick.

69:31

Eliot Richards takes a inswinging corner.

69:02

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Neil Etheridge makes a save.

68:14 Substitution

Substitution Derek Riordan goes off and Eliot Richards comes on.

66:43

Michael Smith is caught offside. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

65:14

Derek Riordan challenges Phil Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

64:14 Substitution

Substitution Danny Woodards leaves the field to be replaced by Seanan Clucas.

63:26

The ball is sent over by Andrew Tutte, save made by Neil Etheridge.

62:48

Wayne Brown takes a shot. Peter Cavanagh gets a block in.

61:22

Corner taken right-footed by Fabian Broghammer from the right by-line to the near post, Bobby Grant makes a clearance.

60:16

Phil Edwards is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jim Paterson takes the direct free kick.

58:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Bobby Grant - Rochdale 2 - 1 Bristol R Bobby Grant fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Rochdale 2-1 Bristol Rovers.

58:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Eaves on Phil Edwards. Free kick taken by Ryan Edwards.

57:36

Shot by Jason Kennedy from just outside the area goes over the net.

57:09

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line, Neil Etheridge makes a save.

57:01

Dele Adebola produces a cross, Michael Smith makes a clearance.

55:06

Tom Eaves is caught offside. Josh Lillis takes the indirect free kick.

54:36

Centre by Phil Edwards, Danny Woodards manages to make a clearance. Andrew Tutte delivers the ball, save made by Neil Etheridge.

53:18

The ball is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

53:05

The ball is crossed by Phil Edwards.

52:29

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Parkes. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jason Kennedy.

50:16

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Garry Kenneth gets a block in.

49:55

Fabian Broghammer concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. Peter Cavanagh restarts play with the free kick.

49:33

Garry Kenneth produces a cross, Josh Lillis makes a save.

49:14

The ball is delivered by Wayne Brown, clearance made by Ryan Edwards.

46:15

Peter Cavanagh concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Parkes. Neil Etheridge takes the free kick.

45:48

Jason Kennedy takes the inswinging corner, Neil Etheridge makes a save.

45:17

Dele Adebola fouled by Tom Parkes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Fabian Broghammer joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Clarkson.

45:00 +3:29 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:55

Rhys Bennett challenges Wayne Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Derek Riordan.

45:00 +2:15

The ball is crossed by Dele Adebola, save by Neil Etheridge.

45:00 +1:01

Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:01 Booking

Booking Joe Anyinsah is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:54

Foul by Joe Anyinsah on Bobby Grant, free kick awarded.

42:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Brown by Andrew Tutte. Garry Kenneth takes the direct free kick.

41:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Tom Eaves.

41:47

The ball is delivered by Bobby Grant, blocked by Jim Paterson.

40:50

Tom Eaves sends in a cross, save by Josh Lillis.

38:25

Bobby Grant takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Neil Etheridge.

37:59

Centre by Phil Edwards, Garry Kenneth makes a clearance.

36:05

Inswinging corner taken by Derek Riordan, Shot from deep inside the area by Tom Eaves clears the crossbar.

35:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Grant on Wayne Brown. Garry Kenneth restarts play with the free kick.

33:37

The ball is sent over by Dele Adebola, Bobby Grant takes a shot. Neil Etheridge makes a save.

32:24

Centre by Kevin McIntyre.

31:59

Terry Gornell crosses the ball, clearance by Tom Parkes.

31:31

Centre by Kevin McIntyre, Jim Paterson manages to make a clearance.

29:50

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Joe Anyinsah misses to the left of the target.

29:33

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save made by Neil Etheridge.

29:03

Tom Eaves takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

27:46

Strike comes in from Bobby Grant from the free kick.

27:46 Booking

Booking The referee shows Garry Kenneth a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

27:28

Foul by Garry Kenneth on Terry Gornell, free kick awarded.

26:33

Assist by Jason Kennedy.

26:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Tutte - Rochdale 1 - 1 Bristol R Andrew Tutte grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Bristol Rovers.

26:02

The ball is sent over by Kevin McIntyre, save by Neil Etheridge. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jason Kennedy,

24:51

Joe Anyinsah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

23:16

David Clarkson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Tutte. Bobby Grant has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Neil Etheridge.

22:47

Derek Riordan takes a shot. Ryan Edwards gets a block in.

21:42

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save made by Neil Etheridge.

19:28

Phil Edwards takes a shot. Save by Neil Etheridge. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jason Kennedy.

19:01

Joe Anyinsah concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Bennett. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.

18:14

Michael Smith takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save.

18:01

A cross is delivered by Jim Paterson, Rhys Bennett manages to make a clearance.

17:11

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Save by Neil Etheridge.

16:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by David Clarkson. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

16:02

Jason Kennedy challenges Joe Anyinsah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Derek Riordan, clearance by Kevin McIntyre.

15:51

Bobby Grant delivers the ball, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

15:32

Garry Kenneth concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Bennett.

14:54

Dele Adebola has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

13:40 Goal scored

Goal! - David Clarkson - Rochdale 0 - 1 Bristol R David Clarkson scores a placed penalty. Rochdale 0-1 Bristol Rovers.

12:12

Peter Cavanagh gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Wayne Brown.

9:57

Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

9:00

The ball is swung over by Terry Gornell, Tom Parkes makes a clearance. Andrew Tutte delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the box by Bobby Grant misses to the right of the target.

8:33

Tom Eaves concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Bennett. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

8:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dele Adebola. Neil Etheridge takes the indirect free kick.

7:36

Tom Eaves sends in a cross, Derek Riordan takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Edwards.

5:52

Kevin McIntyre concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Woodards. David Clarkson takes the free kick.

3:51

The referee blows for offside. Rhys Bennett takes the indirect free kick.

1:49

Andrew Tutte crosses the ball.

0:46

Derek Riordan takes a corner.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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