League Two
Bristol Rovers2Plymouth1

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Kaid Mohamed

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.

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John Ward: Bristol Rovers manager on Plymouth win

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."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 30Lockyer
  • 6Parkes
  • 29McChrystal
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forHarroldat 65'minutes
  • 24O Clarke
  • 19BeardsleySubstituted forClucasat 90+1'minutes
  • 32O'Toole
  • 39MohamedBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 4Woodards
  • 8Gillespie
  • 9Harrold
  • 17Harrison
  • 20Gough
  • 25Clucas
  • 33Santos

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 2Berry
  • 17Nelson
  • 15WottonBooked at 23mins
  • 4BlanchardBooked at 18mins
  • 16Trotman
  • 26Parsons
  • 6Hourihane
  • 9ReidSubstituted forMorganat 76'minutes
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forHarveyat 69'minutes
  • 14YoungSubstituted forObadeyiat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Boco
  • 10Morgan
  • 11Blizzard
  • 18Harvey
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 28Obadeyi
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
7,799

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Seanan Clucas replaces Chris Beardsley.

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

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

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

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

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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

Booking

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Marvin Morgan replaces Reuben Reid.

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

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Parsons.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Luke Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark McChrystal.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Matt Harrold replaces David Clarkson.

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

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

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

Hand ball by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Smith.

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

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

Foul by Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield351711756332362
2Scunthorpe351516454351961
3Rochdale34187953361761
4Burton35161184035559
5Fleetwood351761249391057
6Oxford Utd351413847331455
7Southend351311114234850
8Plymouth34139123938148
9York351113114138346
10Hartlepool35129144040045
11Newport331111114242044
12Cheltenham341013113945-643
13Morecambe341110133848-1043
14Bristol Rovers341012123334-142
15Dag & Red341012124143-242
16Wimbledon35119153440-642
17Mansfield351012133648-1242
18Wycombe341011133841-341
19Portsmouth35914123748-1141
20Bury33913113838040
21Exeter351010154147-640
22Accrington341010143945-640
23Northampton34810162844-1634
24Torquay3479183152-2130
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