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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Rotherham United

Ellis Harrison scored one and set up the winner as Bristol Rovers came back from a goal down to beat fellow League One strugglers Rotherham at the Memorial Stadium.

Ryan Williams had opened the scoring for the visitors with his third goal of the campaign in the 56th minute after converting a long pass from fellow winger Joe Newell, while Harrison levelled for Rovers eight minutes later.

Right-back Daniel Leadbitter lobbed the ball into the area and substitute Chris Lines nodded it on for Harrison to prod home his eighth goal of the campaign past the on-loan Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak at his near post from four yards out.

Striker Harrison picked out Liam Sercombe in the 75th minute and the midfielder side-footed home his sixth goal of the season from 12 yards past helpless Rodak to claim a first win in four league games.

But Rotherham were reduced to 10 men in the 79th minute when striker Kieffer Moore was shown a red card for an elbow on defender Lee Brown.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 21SmithBooked at 79mins
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Sweeney
  • 3Brown
  • 22PartingtonSubstituted forLinesat 62'minutes
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 30minsSubstituted forGaffneyat 62'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 24Sinclair
  • 10Bodin
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forNicholsat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 11Nichols
  • 14Lines
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Broom
  • 18Telford
  • 30Gaffney

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 13Rodák
  • 25CummingsSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 85'minutes
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 5Ajayi
  • 3Mattock
  • 23Williams
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 81mins
  • 16PotterSubstituted forVaulksat 23'minutes
  • 22Newell
  • 10BallSubstituted forYatesat 85'minutes
  • 24MooreBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4Vaulks
  • 6Wood
  • 7Forde
  • 17Towell
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 21Yates
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
7,531

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Ellis Harrison.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Jerry Yates replaces David Ball.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Shaun Cummings.

  16. Post update

    Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by David Ball (Rotherham United).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ryan Sweeney.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan19133336122442
2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Blackburn19114434171737
5Bradford2011362922736
6Charlton1910542923635
7Peterborough208573129229
8Portsmouth209292524129
9Southend207762429-528
10Oxford Utd207673427727
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Blackpool207672627-127
13Rotherham2082103330326
14Walsall196762728-125
15Bristol Rovers2080122936-724
16MK Dons206682229-724
17Doncaster206592125-423
18Oldham206593038-823
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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