Teenage winger Ellis Harrison scored two second-half goals as Bristol Rovers beat Rochdale in League Two.

After a goalless first half, Harrison fired in from 20 yards after turning his marker on the right and cutting past another defender.

Rochdale levelled through substitute Michael Rose from 25 yards.

But Harrison secured the three points for the home side when he pounced from close range as the visitors failed to deal with Eliot Richards' cross.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Bristol Rovers

  • 13 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 04 Woodards
  • 06 Parks
  • 14 Brown
  • 29 McChrystal
  • 03 Paterson (Hitchcock - 55' )
  • 32 O'Toole Booked
  • 10 Richard
  • 17 Harrison Booked (Tounkara - 86' )
  • 26 Brunt

Substitutes

  • 20 Gough
  • 21 McDonald
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 23 Goddard
  • 24 Clarke
  • 27 Hitchcock
  • 34 Tounkara

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Bennett (Rose - 8' )
  • 05 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 12 P Edwards
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 29 Thompson
  • 09 Donnelly (Grimes - 67' )
  • 22 Grant
  • 40 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 13 Collis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 25 Rose
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 11 Grimes
  • 23 Haworth
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 6,691

Match Stats

Shots

7 12

On target

5 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:01

Shot by Andrew Tutte from outside the box goes over the target.

90:00 +0:45

The ball is delivered by Joe Thompson, John-Joe O'Toole makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:08

Bobby Grant produces a cross, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

88:12

Tom Parkes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.

85:40 Substitution

Substitution Oumare Tounkara on for Ellis Harrison.

83:28

Eliot Richards provided the assist for the goal.

83:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Ellis Harrison - Bristol R 2 - 1 Rochdale Ellis Harrison gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Rochdale.

82:54

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Tom Parkes gets a block in.

82:27

Centre by Joe Thompson, save by Steve Mildenhall.

79:20

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff challenges Ryan Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Eliot Richards, Joe Thompson manages to make a clearance.

77:00

Corner taken left-footed by Michael Rose to the near post, Bobby Grant takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

75:57

Handball decision goes against Kevin McIntyre. Eliot Richards takes the free kick.

74:42

Assist by Bobby Grant.

74:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Rose - Bristol R 1 - 1 Rochdale A goal is scored by Michael Rose from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-1 Rochdale.

74:26

The ball is delivered by Michael Rose, Danny Woodards manages to make a clearance.

72:23

The ball is sent over by Ryan Brunt, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

71:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Brunt by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

70:51

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff fouled by Ryan Brunt, the ref awards a free kick. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the free kick.

68:22

A cross is delivered by Kevin McIntyre, clearance made by Mark McChrystal.

67:40

Centre by Kevin McIntyre, clearance made by Ellis Harrison.

65:54

Free kick taken by Lee Brown.

65:54 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Grimes replaces George Donnelly.

65:54

Mark McChrystal fouled by Phil Edwards, the ref awards a free kick.

61:14

The assist for the goal came from Tom Parkes.

61:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Ellis Harrison - Bristol R 1 - 0 Rochdale A goal is scored by Ellis Harrison from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Rochdale.

58:31

Joe Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Smith. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

56:36

The ball is swung over by Bobby Grant, Shot from inside the six-yard box by George Donnelly strikes the post.

55:56

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Blocked by John-Joe O'Toole.

54:45 Substitution

Substitution Jim Paterson leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Hitchcock.

53:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eliot Richards by Bobby Grant. Tom Parkes takes the free kick.

53:11

Effort on goal by Eliot Richards from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

53:01

Michael Smith delivers the ball, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

51:42

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown.

48:11

Eliot Richards takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Bobby Grant manages to make a clearance.

47:55

A cross is delivered by Bobby Grant.

47:26

John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.

47:02

Shot from just outside the box by Ryan Brunt goes over the crossbar.

46:02

A cross is delivered by Ian Henderson, Michael Smith makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:48

Corner taken by Andrew Tutte, John-Joe O'Toole manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:25

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

41:15

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Eliot Richards, Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

39:24

A cross is delivered by Bobby Grant, clearance by Michael Smith.

39:03

Joe Thompson produces a cross, clearance by Mark McChrystal.

36:28

Ryan Brunt challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Rose takes the free kick.

35:58

Unfair challenge on Danny Woodards by Jason Kennedy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John-Joe O'Toole.

34:17

Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

34:17 Booking

Booking Caution for Ellis Harrison.

34:04

Ellis Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards.

33:27

Short corner worked by Ian Henderson.

33:13

A cross is delivered by Ian Henderson, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance.

32:23

Corner from the left by-line taken by Eliot Richards, clearance by Joe Thompson.

31:03

John-Joe O'Toole concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Henderson. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

30:39 Booking

Booking The referee shows John-Joe O'Toole a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

29:04

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Andrew Tutte, save by Steve Mildenhall.

28:52

A cross is delivered by Michael Rose, Michael Smith makes a clearance.

26:29

The referee blows for offside. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.

24:51

The referee penalises Ian Henderson for handball. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

23:32

The ball is swung over by Ellis Harrison, save by Josh Lillis.

20:13

A cross is delivered by Bobby Grant, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by George Donnelly misses to the left of the goal.

19:31

Ellis Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte. Direct free kick taken by Phil Edwards.

17:02

George Donnelly takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

16:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Rose on Ellis Harrison. Free kick crossed by Lee Brown, clearance by Bobby Grant.

14:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Danny Woodards. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

13:28

Ryan Brunt fouled by Phil Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Brown.

12:53

The official flags Bobby Grant offside. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

12:08

Bobby Grant takes a short corner.

11:49

Bobby Grant delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark McChrystal.

8:35

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

7:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eliot Richards from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew Tutte.

7:44 Substitution

Substitution Rhys Bennett goes off and Michael Rose comes on.

7:12

Jim Paterson takes a shot. Josh Lillis gets a block in.

6:29

Bobby Grant has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

5:25

Rhys Bennett challenges Ellis Harrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Brown takes the free kick.

4:09

George Donnelly produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

2:25

The offside flag is raised against Bobby Grant. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

0:34

Bobby Grant takes a short corner.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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