Bristol Rovers extended their unbeaten run to six games with victory over play-off chasing Plymouth.

Rovers took an early lead when Chris Beardsley latched onto a Kaid Mohamed flick-on to head home at the back post.

With half-time looming, Neal Trotman nodded home the equaliser from close in after Rovers stopper Steve Mildenhall could only block a free-kick.

The hosts peppered the Pilgrims goal before Mohamed headed home the winner from a Lee Brown cross.

The win saw Rovers continue their climb up the League Two table to 14th place, while Argyle remained two-points off the play-off places in eighth.

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We tried extremely hard to win the game. We went on the front foot as often as we could.

"We were up against the best team in the league and they were in excellent form so we had to be in good form ourselves

"We played some good football. You can see why they're a good team because they threatened our goal on occasion to, so I have to be really pleased with that.

"On the back of beating Burton Albion here and a couple of tough away fixtures, that's a really good effort from everybody."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 14 Brown
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 06 Parkes
  • 29 McChrystal
  • 07 Clarkson (Harrold - 65' )
  • 24 Clarke
  • 19 Beardsley (Clucas - 91' )
  • 32 O'Toole
  • 39 Mohamed Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Woodards
  • 08 Gillespie
  • 09 Harrold
  • 17 Harrison
  • 20 Gough
  • 25 Clucas
  • 33 Santos

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 17 Nelson
  • 15 Wotton Booked
  • 04 Blanchard Booked
  • 16 Trotman
  • 26 Parsons
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 09 Reid (Morgan - 76' )
  • 07 Alessandra (Harvey - 69' )
  • 14 Young (Obadeyi - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Boco
  • 10 Morgan
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 18 Harvey
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 28 Obadeyi
  • 32 Dawson
Ref: James Linington
Att: 7,799

Match Stats

Shots

16 7

On target

6 3

Corners

11 6

Fouls

9 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +3:51

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +0:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Seanan Clucas replaces Chris Beardsley.

89:24

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

89:24

Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:41

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

87:19

Attempt saved. Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

86:31

Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

86:00

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:58

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

85:05

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:05

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

84:39

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

84:39

Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:33 Booking

Booking Kaid Mohamed (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

77:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Kaid Mohamed (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

75:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Marvin Morgan replaces Reuben Reid.

75:03

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:03

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

73:07

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Parsons.

72:18

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

71:12

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

69:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Luke Young.

68:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Lewis Alessandra.

68:17

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

68:17

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:07

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

66:15

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

65:30

Attempt saved. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

64:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matt Harrold replaces David Clarkson.

63:57

Attempt blocked. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62:35

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

60:44

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

59:04

Hand ball by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

57:48

Attempt missed. Kaid Mohamed (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

56:51

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Smith.

55:12

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

55:00

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:56

Foul by Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle).

54:00

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:57

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

52:33

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Paul Wotton.

50:00

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:57

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

45:27

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

45:00

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

44:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxime Blanchard.

43:48

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

43:48

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:26

Attempt missed. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

43:04

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jake Cole.

42:50

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

42:15

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

40:42

Kaid Mohamed (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:42

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

38:30

Attempt blocked. Kaid Mohamed (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:53

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

34:18

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

33:08

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:08

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

32:48

Attempt missed. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

32:24

Attempt blocked. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:00

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:55

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

29:17

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

28:04

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

27:02

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

27:02

(Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:45

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

26:26

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

25:13

Foul by Matthew Parsons (Plymouth Argyle).

25:13

Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:45 Booking

Booking Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

22:33

Foul by Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle).

22:33

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:43

Attempt missed. Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18:16

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Smith.

17:31

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:13 Booking

Booking Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

17:00

Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:52

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

16:03

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

15:23

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:16

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

14:16

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:05

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

9:48

Foul by David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers).

9:48

Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kaid Mohamed.

3:27

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

3:27

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:09

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Bristol Rovers).

3:09

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:56

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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