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Bristol Rovers 3-1 Coventry City

Gavin Reilly netted his first goal for Bristol Rovers to set them on course for victory over Coventry at the Memorial Stadium.

The home side went ahead after seven minutes when Reilly, a summer signing from St Mirren, latched onto a poor defensive header and coolly rolled a left-footed shot past Lee Burge.

Coventry had started well but were two goals down when poor defending from a Chris Lines free-kick allowed Tom Lockyer to net his third goal of the season with a downward header, the ball slipping through Burge's hands.

An Ollie Clarke screamer from outside the area extended the lead to three, but just before the break Dom Hyam gave Coventry hope by rising to head in a Michael Doyle free-kick.

Rovers looked the more likely scorers in the second half and Burge made good saves from Stuart Sinclair and substitute Alex Jakubiak.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 28Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 14Lines
  • 8O Clarke
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forMatthewsat 82'minutes
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forPayneat 57'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forJakubiakat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Upson
  • 9Payne
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 21Smith
  • 26Matthews

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17SterlingSubstituted forThompsonat 45'minutes
  • 6KellySubstituted forAndreuat 70'minutes
  • 15Hyam
  • 12Brown
  • 4Willis
  • 8Doyle
  • 23Thomas
  • 10Chaplin
  • 26Shipley
  • 18Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forBakayokoat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Ogogo
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 22Andreu
  • 27Thompson
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
8,385

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 3, Coventry City 1.

Attempt saved. Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Michael Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Sam Matthews replaces Stuart Sinclair.

Attempt saved. Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

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

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Gavin Reilly.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tony Andreu replaces Liam Kelly.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt blocked. James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Stefan Payne replaces Tom Nichols.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jordon Thompson.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 3, Coventry City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordon Thompson replaces Dujon Sterling.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough971124111322
2Portsmouth96301771021
3Sunderland95311991018
4Doncaster9531157818
5Walsall95311411318
6Charlton9522139417
7Barnsley84311551015
8Blackpool935185314
9Accrington93511211114
10Fleetwood9342137613
11Scunthorpe93421318-513
12Luton93331010012
13Coventry9324710-311
14Rochdale93241420-611
15Burton83141011-110
16Southend93151013-310
17Bristol Rovers9225911-28
18Wycombe9153913-48
19Wimbledon9225713-68
20Shrewsbury914479-27
21Gillingham92161118-77
22Bradford9207715-86
23Oxford Utd9126919-105
24Plymouth9036516-113
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