Bristol Rovers scored three times in the opening 20 minutes to set up a comfortable victory over Dagenham.

John-Joe O'Toole set the ball rolling from close range, Oumare Tounkara rounded Jonathan Miles to slot home and Danny Woodards side-footed a third.

Dagenham pulled one back when Medy Elito bundled home but Rovers restored the lead after the break when Tounkara smashed the ball in off a post.

Jake Reed then tapped home Femi Ilesanmi's cross for a consolation.

Dagenham have now gone five games without a win and are three points above the League Two relegation zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I'm delighted, especially as it came only 48 hours after a really big effort at home.

"I wasn't certain Tounkara could get through 90 minutes, as he hasn't done that in recent months.

"But we knew he could be a threat and he lifted the team.

"We showed some naivety at times, but in the main it was an excellent win."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Dag & Red

  • 37 Miles
  • 02 Wilkinson
  • 03 Ilesanmi Booked
  • 04 Doe
  • 18 Hoyte (Gracco - 87' )
  • 08 Silva (Dennis - 46' )
  • 12 Elito (Reed - 46' )
  • 17 Howell
  • 19 Ogogo
  • 09 Strevens Booked
  • 21 Shariff

Substitutes

  • 30 Seabright
  • 20 Fortune
  • 31 Gracco
  • 15 Saunders
  • 16 Maher
  • 14 Reed
  • 26 Dennis

Bristol Rovers

  • 20 Gough
  • 02 Smith (Lockyer - 78' )
  • 04 Woodards
  • 06 Parks Booked
  • 11 Broghammer (Hitchcock - 81' )
  • 14 Brown (Paterson - 46' )
  • 29 McChrystal
  • 32 O'Toole Booked
  • 17 Harrison
  • 26 Brunt
  • 34 Tounkara

Substitutes

  • 21 McDonald
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 03 Paterson
  • 15 Norburn
  • 24 Clarke
  • 10 Richard
  • 27 Hitchcock
Ref: Attwell
Att: 2,082

Match Stats

Shots

13 14

On target

6 8

Corners

4 6

Fouls

9 20

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:20 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:35

Unfair challenge on Louis Dennis by Ellis Harrison results in a free kick. Louis Dennis restarts play with the free kick.

89:29

Danny Woodards challenges Ben Strevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Strevens takes the free kick.

87:54

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hitchcock from the right by-line to the near post, Luke Wilkinson manages to make a clearance.

87:21

Corner taken by Tom Hitchcock played to the near post, Scott Doe manages to make a clearance.

87:06

Oumare Tounkara takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Miles.

86:31 Substitution

Substitution Gianluca Gracco replaces Gavin Hoyte.

86:04

A cross is delivered by Ryan Brunt, John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Miles.

83:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Dennis on John-Joe O'Toole. Conor Gough takes the free kick.

82:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Hoyte by Ellis Harrison. Scott Doe takes the direct free kick.

80:27 Substitution

Substitution Tom Hitchcock is brought on as a substitute for Fabian Broghammer.

79:27 Booking

Booking Femi Ilesanmi receives a yellow card.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution Tom Lockyer is brought on as a substitute for Michael Smith.

76:29

Inswinging corner taken by Fabian Broghammer from the right by-line.

76:10

Oumare Tounkara takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Wilkinson.

75:28

Ryan Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Hoyte. Free kick taken by Luke Wilkinson.

74:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Howell, Header from close range by Luke Wilkinson misses to the right of the goal.

74:01

Jake Reed takes a shot. Conor Gough makes a save.

72:25

Assist on the goal came from Luke Howell.

72:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Reed - Dag & Red 2 - 4 Bristol R A goal is scored by Jake Reed from close range low into the middle of the goal. Dag & Red 2-4 Bristol Rovers.

69:42

The assist for the goal came from Danny Woodards.

69:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Oumare Tounkara - Dag & Red 1 - 4 Bristol R Oumare Tounkara gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 1-4 Bristol Rovers.

69:13

Unfair challenge on Luke Wilkinson by Ellis Harrison results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Miles.

67:04

Foul by Ryan Brunt on Louis Dennis, free kick awarded. Gavin Hoyte takes the direct free kick.

64:08

Shot by Femi Ilesanmi from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

63:36

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Fabian Broghammer, Femi Ilesanmi manages to make a clearance.

63:22

Fabian Broghammer takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Miles.

62:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mo Shariff by Ellis Harrison. Luke Wilkinson restarts play with the free kick.

61:41

Corner taken by Fabian Broghammer played to the near post, clearance made by Luke Wilkinson.

61:31

The ball is crossed by Fabian Broghammer, Scott Doe makes a clearance.

60:36

Corner taken right-footed by Mo Shariff from the right by-line, clearance made by John-Joe O'Toole.

60:23

Gavin Hoyte delivers the ball.

59:45

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

58:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Abu Ogogo. Free kick taken by Femi Ilesanmi.

56:37

Mo Shariff fouled by Ryan Brunt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Wilkinson.

55:07

Danny Woodards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Doe. Gavin Hoyte takes the free kick.

54:46

Headed effort from close range by John-Joe O'Toole goes wide left of the goal.

54:26

Louis Dennis challenges John-Joe O'Toole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Fabian Broghammer.

52:30

Unfair challenge on Jake Reed by Tom Parkes results in a free kick. Mo Shariff has an effort direct from the free kick.

50:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke Howell. Conor Gough takes the free kick.

47:37

Danny Woodards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abu Ogogo. Luke Howell takes the free kick.

46:18

Corner taken by Fabian Broghammer from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by John-Joe O'Toole goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jim Paterson replaces Lee Brown.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Toni Silva goes off and Louis Dennis comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jake Reed on for Medy Elito.

45:00 +4:07 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +3:49

Fabian Broghammer takes a shot. Scott Doe gets a block in.

45:00 +2:51

Toni Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John-Joe O'Toole. Conor Gough takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:12

The ball is sent over by Fabian Broghammer.

45:00 +0:20

Toni Silva produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:03

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mo Shariff, save made by Conor Gough.

38:23

The ball is crossed by Abu Ogogo, Toni Silva challenges Lee Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conor Gough.

38:09

Femi Ilesanmi produces a cross.

37:08

The assistant referee signals for offside against Oumare Tounkara. Jonathan Miles takes the direct free kick.

36:43

The referee gives a free kick against Oumare Tounkara for handball. Direct free kick taken by Scott Doe.

35:35

Luke Wilkinson restarts play with the free kick.

35:35 Booking

Booking The referee books John-Joe O'Toole for dissent.

35:11

Oumare Tounkara challenges Abu Ogogo unfairly and gives away a free kick.

34:28

Shot from just outside the box by Medy Elito misses to the left of the goal.

34:15

Ryan Brunt challenges Ben Strevens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Abu Ogogo.

32:19

Ryan Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Abu Ogogo. Luke Wilkinson restarts play with the free kick.

31:09

Foul by Medy Elito on Ryan Brunt, free kick awarded. Mark McChrystal restarts play with the free kick.

28:40

Assist on the goal came from Gavin Hoyte.

28:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Strevens - Dag & Red 1 - 3 Bristol R A goal is scored by Ben Strevens from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dag & Red 1-3 Bristol Rovers.

28:37

The ball is swung over by Gavin Hoyte,

26:44

Lee Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Toni Silva. Direct free kick taken by Luke Howell.

26:06

Corner taken by Mo Shariff, Luke Wilkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Brown.

24:14

The ball is delivered by Fabian Broghammer, Effort from inside the area by Ellis Harrison misses to the left of the target.

23:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Strevens on Tom Parkes. Conor Gough takes the free kick.

22:27

Danny Woodards concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Doe. Free kick taken by Jonathan Miles.

21:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oumare Tounkara by Abu Ogogo. Direct free kick taken by John-Joe O'Toole.

21:00

Luke Howell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

19:28

Assist on the goal came from Ryan Brunt.

19:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Woodards - Dag & Red 0 - 3 Bristol R Danny Woodards scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-3 Bristol Rovers.

18:41

The offside flag is raised against Ben Strevens. Conor Gough restarts play with the free kick.

16:43

Ben Strevens takes a shot. Save by Conor Gough.

15:50

Effort from inside the area by Oumare Tounkara strikes the post.

14:32

Foul by Ben Strevens on Mark McChrystal, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark McChrystal.

13:44

Unfair challenge on Ben Strevens by Tom Parkes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Femi Ilesanmi.

13:08

The ball is crossed by Ellis Harrison, Femi Ilesanmi gets a block in.

12:36

Abu Ogogo concedes a free kick for a foul on Oumare Tounkara. Conor Gough takes the free kick.

11:39

The ball is crossed by Femi Ilesanmi, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

9:42

Effort from long distance by Ryan Brunt goes wide right of the goal.

8:49

Luke Howell takes a shot. Save by Conor Gough.

8:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Luke Howell. Jonathan Miles restarts play with the free kick.

7:25

Direct free kick taken by Femi Ilesanmi.

7:25 Booking

Booking Tom Parkes booked.

7:23 Booking

Booking Ben Strevens receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

6:57

Foul by Tom Parkes on Ben Strevens, free kick awarded.

5:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Oumare Tounkara - Dag & Red 0 - 2 Bristol R Oumare Tounkara finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Dag & Red 0-2 Bristol Rovers.

3:47 Goal scored

Goal! - John-Joe O'Toole - Dag & Red 0 - 1 Bristol R A goal is scored by John-Joe O'Toole from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-1 Bristol Rovers.

1:22

The ball is sent over by Michael Smith.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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