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Bristol Rovers 2-3 Oldham Athletic

Eoin Doyle scored a late winner to give Oldham their first victory of the season and lift them off the foot of the League One table with a dramatic success at Bristol Rovers.

Doyle nodded in a cross from fellow striker Craig Davies to claim his second goal of the season in the 88th minute after Rovers had fought back from two down to level.

Oldham midfielder Jack Byrne opened the scoring in the 48th minute when he picked up the ball 30 yards out and fired the ball over goalkeeper Adam Smith.

Davies added a second in the 70th minute when his low bobbling shot deflected in off Rovers centre-back Tom Lockyer.

Substitute Rory Gaffney pulled one back for the hosts in the 83rd minute with a low strike from the right side of the box for his second goal in two games.

And defender Ryan Sweeney opened his account for the season when he nodded in a Chris Lines free-kick two minutes later. But it was Doyle who had the last word.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Sweeney
  • 3Brown
  • 10Bodin
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forLinesat 63'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forTelfordat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Nichols
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Lines
  • 16Broadbent
  • 18Telford
  • 20Bola
  • 22Partington
  • 30Gaffney
  • 44Andre

Oldham

  • 1Ruddy
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 15Edmundson
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forFaneat 79'minutes
  • 6GardnerBooked at 60mins
  • 40Bryan
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forHollowayat 90+1'minutes
  • 13Doyle

Substitutes

  • 2Dummigan
  • 4Wilson
  • 8Banks
  • 10Holloway
  • 16Menig
  • 19Placide
  • 24Fane
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
7,908

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Oldham Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Oldham Athletic 3.

Booking

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Dominic Telford (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Craig Davies.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Oldham Athletic 3. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Davies.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Oldham Athletic 2. Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Lines following a set piece situation.

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Bodin.

Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ousmane Fane replaces Jack Byrne.

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dominic Telford replaces Byron Moore.

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Oldham Athletic 2. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Byrne.

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jack Ruddy.

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Chris Lines replaces Ollie Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by George Edmundson.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic).

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by George Edmundson.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

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1Shrewsbury7610104619
2Peterborough7511157816
3Charlton75021310315
4Bradford7421149514
5Blackpool7421117414
6Wigan6411113813
7Fleetwood6411117413
8Oxford Utd7331125712
9Rotherham7403159612
10Blackburn6402116512
11Scunthorpe733183512
12Bristol Rovers73041215-39
13Portsmouth722379-28
14Walsall72231014-48
15MK Dons721449-57
16Doncaster713379-26
17Northampton6204611-56
18Rochdale7133510-56
19Southend7133713-66
20Wimbledon712448-45
21Oldham71151016-64
22Bury7115814-64
23Plymouth7115613-74
24Gillingham7034511-63
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