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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Adebayo Azeez scored twice as Dagenham and Redbridge fought back to beat Bristol Rovers.

Rovers went in front after seven minutes when midfielder John-Joe O'Toole headed in Lee Brown's cross for his 15th goal of the season.

Azeez levelled for the visitors when he nodded home a Medy Elito corner.

And the on-loan Charlton forward grabbed the winner just before the hour, lashing into the roof of the net after Luke Norris had sent him through.

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Rovers boss John Ward

"We played exceptionally well on Saturday [against Plymouth] but we didn't get enough players up to the level of their game.

"We've had six excellent results and we've not been able to keep it going for one more. We had too many people below par.

"When we're chasing a game at 2-1 down, we make mistakes and wrong decisions. You're affected by the fact you're chasing a game that you're losing."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 30LockyerBooked at 73mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 29McChrystal
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forGillespieat 68'minutes
  • 24O ClarkeSubstituted forHarroldat 57'minutes
  • 19Beardsley
  • 32O'Toole
  • 39MohamedSubstituted forSantosat 84'minutes

Substitutes

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

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 6BinghamSubstituted forChambersat 59'minutes
  • 2WilkinsonBooked at 60minsSubstituted forDoeat 63'minutes
  • 5Saah
  • 17Howell
  • 8OgogoBooked at 82mins
  • 27AzeezBooked at 78mins
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forDicksonat 80'minutes
  • 7ElitoBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 4Doe
  • 10Chambers
  • 12D'Ath
  • 14Dickson
  • 20Shields
  • 26Connors
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
5,761

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alefe Santos replaces Kaid Mohamed.

Attempt missed. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Luke Norris.

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

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

Foul by Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Adebayo Azeez (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Stephen Gillespie (Bristol Rovers).

Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Adebayo Azeez (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Stephen Gillespie (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Stephen Gillespie replaces David Clarkson.

Attempt saved. David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Scott Doe replaces Luke Wilkinson because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ashley Chambers replaces Billy Bingham.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield361712757342363
2Scunthorpe361517456371962
3Rochdale351871054381661
4Burton36161284035560
5Fleetwood361771251411058
6Oxford Utd361414848341456
7Southend361312114436851
8Plymouth35149124038251
9York361213114238449
10Hartlepool361210144040046
11Morecambe351210134249-746
12Dag & Red351112124344-145
13Newport341111124346-344
14Cheltenham351014114046-644
15Wimbledon361110153541-643
16Bristol Rovers351012133436-242
17Portsmouth36915123748-1142
18Mansfield361012143649-1342
19Bury34914114040041
20Wycombe351011143842-441
21Accrington351011143945-641
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton35910162944-1537
24Torquay3589183353-2033
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