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Woking 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Second-placed Bristol Rovers edged a point closer to Conference leaders Barnet with a goalless draw at Woking.

Matty Taylor had an effort disallowed for Rovers - who are unbeaten in 14 and five points off the top - while Tom Parkes nodded over in injury time.

But Woking had chances, too, with Pirates goalkeeper Will Puddy saving headers from substitute Scott Rendell and Joe McNerney.

The hosts remain a point outside the play-off places in seventh.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We thoroughly deserved the a share of the points and I think it's a fair result on both sides.

"I think both sides had their opportunities in the game to get into the final third but neither goalie really had much to do.

"Although some people may say we haven't won in the last seven league games, we haven't lost in five.

"I thought he [Ross Lafayette] did well today, which gives us encouragement especially when we've had Scott Rendell out. It's difficult to get a hold-up striker to replace Scott but Ross has done well today and I'm happy overall."

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It was a tough point. All credit to Woking, I thought they played well on the day.

"We defended well as a team, but never really got the quality that we've had in the previous five games.

"We haven't had our football going, our attacking football like we know we can, but credit to Woking they stiffened us a bit.

"It was a game of not many chances, a dull 0-0 if I'm honest. But there were two committed teams having a right go."

Line-ups

Woking

Formation 4-5-1

  • 23Cole
  • 2NewtonSubstituted forMurtaghat 90+4'minutes
  • 5McNerney
  • 21JonesBooked at 48mins
  • 6J Clarke
  • 32Arthur
  • 11Betsy
  • 22Goddard
  • 7Payne
  • 19LafayetteSubstituted forRendellat 74'minutes
  • 16MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ricketts
  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Rendell
  • 10Sole
  • 31Little

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Puddy
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 7Mansell
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 21minsSubstituted forLeadbitterat 26'minutes
  • 11Gosling
  • 27Blissett
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 16Easter
  • 17Harrison
  • 28Dawson
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
3,853

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Keiran Murtagh replaces Adam Newton.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

  5. Post update

    Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

  10. Post update

    Andy Monkhouse (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison tries a through ball, but Ellis Harrison is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe McNerney (Woking) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Josh Payne.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Matty Taylor.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from the right side of the box is saved.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Scott Rendell replaces Ross Lafayette.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.