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Bristol Rovers 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth goalkeeper Matt Macey took the honours as Bristol Rovers and Argyle fought out a goalless League One draw at the Memorial Stadium.

Argyle's Macey, with Rovers as a youngster, made two stunning second-half saves, one at full stretch to his right, to keep out Sam Matthews shots and help his side claim a deserved point.

Those two efforts were more than matched by Rovers' Jack Bonham, who showed razor sharp reactions to get a hand to Graham Carey's 75th-minute drive, which looked bound for the roof of the net.

Both sides had chances to win a competitive West Country derby, but in general defences dominated a full-blooded encounter, well refereed by Graham Salisbury.

Rovers' best first-half effort was a stinging right-footed shot from the edge of the box from Kyle Bennett which was parried by Macey.

At the other end Bonham had to be alert to turn away a Carey chip into the box, intended as a cross, but looking set to creep in at the far post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBroadbentat 85'minutes
  • 15J Clarke
  • 5CraigBooked at 90mins
  • 28Kelly
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forSinclairat 79'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 23Bennett
  • 9Payne
  • 20ReillySubstituted forNicholsat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 10Nichols
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 21Smith
  • 24Sinclair
  • 33Rodman

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2RileySubstituted forWoottonat 45'minutes
  • 14Canavan
  • 5Edwards
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10CareyBooked at 86mins
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 6NessSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutes
  • 15GrantSubstituted forGrantat 61'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13O'Keefe
  • 16Grant
  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 25Wootton
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
9,006

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

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

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Jamie Ness.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Broadbent replaces Daniel Leadbitter.

Foul by Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers).

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Stuart Sinclair replaces Sam Matthews.

Foul by Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers).

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by James Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Kelly.

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Sam Matthews (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Kelly.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Gavin Reilly.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt missed. Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Wimbledon722348-48
13Rochdale72231016-68
14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
17Scunthorpe7142916-77
18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
20Bristol Rovers712469-35
21Coventry612336-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd6114715-84
24Plymouth7034413-93
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