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Accrington Stanley 0-0 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers extended their unbeaten league run to five games with a goalless draw at Accrington Stanley.

Rovers keeper Jack Bonham kept his side in it with a string of impressive saves.

The on-loan Brentford custodian turned a Billy Kee free-kick around the post after 18 minutes while Middlesbrough loanee Luke Armstrong came close to opening his league account on his Stanley debut.

The 22-year-old got the ball at the far post in the 37th minute but Bonham superbly denied him. The Pirates keeper also pushed away a Jordan Clark strike from a tight angle.

It was not all Stanley, though, as Alex Rodman had a free header for Rovers after 25 minutes but he put the chance across the goal and wide.

After the break, Bonham was again in action, denying Kee twice as the home side looked for the breakthrough.

Armstrong also had two good chances close to the end but headed both wide while Stanley keeper Jonny Maxted denied Liam Sercombe the winner with the final kick of the match.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Maxted
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 15SykesBooked at 90mins
  • 33GibsonSubstituted forWoodat 86'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 14Finley
  • 26Barlaser
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee
  • 39Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 16Wood
  • 17Esteves Sousa
  • 19Mangan
  • 22Mingoia
  • 28Conneely
  • 34Warner

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4LockyerBooked at 86mins
  • 5Craig
  • 28Kelly
  • 6Upson
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 89mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 33Rodman
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 3Holmes-DennisSubstituted forReillyat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Payne
  • 10Nichols
  • 16Broadbent
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 26Matthews
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,246

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Kelly.

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ed Upson.

Booking

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Wood replaces Liam Gibson.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Liam Gibson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley).

Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Gavin Reilly replaces Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton27158450252553
3Sunderland261410247252252
4Charlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster27136849351445
8Coventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Fleetwood2798103732535
11Burton27105123636035
12Southend27112143434035
13Wycombe2798103740-335
14Accrington269892735-835
15Scunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth2776143449-1527
24Wimbledon2765162138-1723
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