National League
WellingWelling United0Bristol RoversBristol Rovers0

Welling United 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Conference high-flyers Bristol Rovers were held to a goalless draw by Welling United, the Pirates' second 0-0 stalemate in a row.

Rovers' Bradley Goldberg was denied early on and Tyrone Marsh saw his shot saved in a quiet first half.

Jamal Fyfield squandered Welling's best chance when his effort from Ben Jefford's cross went wide.

The Pirates moved up to second in the league but failed to put pressure on league leaders Barnet.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke speaks to BBC Radio Bristol:

"Pleased with the performance, frustrated as everyone else that we didn't finish numerous chance to be honest with you,

"I thought that we dominated long spots in the game, it is a difficult place to come, but I think we played the game pretty well.

"We kept looking to get forward; the lads were giving me everything just disappointed that we drew the game to be honest.

"A couple of decisions and a bit of bad finishing as well, one or two decisions we could have had a penalty, all if, buts and maybes. But we want to start turning these draws into wins."

Line-ups

Welling

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 22Buchel
  • 23Williams
  • 3Fyfield
  • 19Chambers
  • 14Jefford
  • 15BasseleBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHudsonat 60'minutes
  • 5Fagan
  • 20Corne
  • 33HealySubstituted forBushat 90+3'minutes
  • 9PennySubstituted forSt Aimieat 12'minutes
  • 11Marsh

Substitutes

  • 1Henly
  • 6Bush
  • 10St Aimie
  • 24Hudson
  • 25Taylor

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 32Speiss
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 24Sinclair
  • 7Mansell
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 87mins
  • 3Brown
  • 29BalantaSubstituted forGoslingat 63'minutes
  • 27BlissettSubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes
  • 14GoldbergSubstituted forWallat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Gosling
  • 15Trotman
  • 31Wall
Referee:
Colin Lymer

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Welling United 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Welling United 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Chris Bush replaces Joe Healy because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyrone Marsh (Welling United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Jefford.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  7. Booking

    Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Ben Jefford (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Healy (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Wall (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Zac Fagan (Welling United).

  15. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Bristol Rovers. Stuart Sinclair tries a through ball, but Stuart Sinclair is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamal Fyfield (Welling United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Jefford with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Kieron St Aimie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Top Stories