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Bristol Rovers 1-0 Altrincham

Bristol Rovers' Tom Parkes
Tom Parkes' goal against Altrincham was his third of the season

Bristol Rovers claimed a 1-0 win at home to Altrincham to move a point behind Conference leaders Barnet.

The home team were denied on 24 minutes when keeper Stuart Coburn saved brilliantly from Mark McChrystal.

Rovers broke the deadlock in first-half injury time when Adam Dawson's corner was headed in by Tom Parkes.

Ellis Harrison then clipped a post, while at the other end Altrincham forward Jake Moult fired well over in a second half of few clear-cut chances.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"To get the points is terrific. The performance wasn't as good as we have been playing.

"But defensively we were very strong. I can't remember [Steve] Mildenhall having a save to make.

"We're at the business end of the season where it's all about the three points.

"I'll take an ugly 1-0 win. It's now three wins and three clean sheets in a row."

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 28DawsonSubstituted forGoslingat 65'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 7MansellBooked at 82mins
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 46'minutes
  • 27BlissettSubstituted forBalantaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Gosling
  • 14Wakefield
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 29Balanta

Altrincham

  • 1Coburn
  • 2Densmore
  • 5Havern
  • 16Marshall
  • 3Griffin
  • 4Moult
  • 7Lawrie
  • 8Richman
  • 11Clee
  • 10Reeves
  • 14PerrySubstituted forSinnottat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Leather
  • 17Parton
  • 18Williams
  • 25Cavanagh
  • 26Sinnott
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
6,765

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Altrincham. Jordan Sinnott tries a through ball, but Jordan Sinnott is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Gosling.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Angelo Balanta (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Moult (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nicky Clee with a cross.

  14. Booking

    Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Angelo Balanta replaces Nathan Blissett.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Shaun Densmore (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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