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Gateshead 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Ellis Harrison
Ellis Harrison's second-half strike handed Bristol Rovers a 1-0 win at Gateshead.

Conference leaders Bristol Rovers made it five wins from five as they overcame a stubborn Gateshead side.

The home side took the game to Rovers in the first half but neither side were able to open the scoring.

The Pirates went ahead when substitute Ellis Harrison lifted the ball over Gateshead keeper Adam Bartlett to score his sixth goal of the season.

Gateshead remain in 10th place while Rovers maintain their two-point lead at the top of the table.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We knew how difficult this game was going to be because of the game they gave us at our place.

"We knew we had to be patient and disciplined at times and I thought the lads dug in superbly.

"Ellis broke through and got the winner which I'm delighted with.

"With the greatest respect, he can be a bit daft but he's knuckled down and worked hard."

Line-ups

Gateshead

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16BaxterBooked at 60mins
  • 26GjokajSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes
  • 2Jones
  • 5Curtis
  • 28GoochBooked at 57mins
  • 6ClarkSubstituted forAllanat 40'minutes
  • 7OsterSubstituted forRamshawat 85'minutes
  • 11Finnigan
  • 25PattisonBooked at 45mins
  • 23Rodman

Substitutes

  • 4Chandler
  • 9Shaw
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 15Allan
  • 31Campbell

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystal
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 4Lockyer
  • 7Mansell
  • 23Monkhouse
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forDawsonat 29'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 64'minutes
  • 27Blissett

Substitutes

  • 15Trotman
  • 17Harrison
  • 25Puddy
  • 28Dawson
  • 29Balanta
Referee:
Ian Hussin
Attendance:
1,668

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home3
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

  5. Post update

    Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces John Oster.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matty Pattison (Gateshead).

  9. Post update

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Bristol Rovers. Adam Dawson tries a through ball, but Adam Dawson is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Gateshead) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Adam Campbell replaces Valentin Gjokaj.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 0, Bristol Rovers 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Gateshead. Alex Rodman tries a through ball, but Alex Rodman is caught offside.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Matty Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  18. Booking

    Craig Baxter (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

  20. Post update

    Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.