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Burton Albion 2-0 Bristol Rovers

Lucas Akins' first goal of the season helped to secure a late victory for Burton as they grabbed a first home league win of the season and condemned Bristol Rovers to a third successive away league defeat.

Akins turned sharply onto Scott Fraser's astute pass to fire home in the 87th minute to ease home frustrations before Ryan Edwards finished a superb counter-attack in stoppage time to seal the points.

The first half was something of a cagey affair with chances at a premium.

Edwards went closest early on with a glancing header inside the six-yard box that Luke Leahy managed to head off the line with keeper Anssi Jaakkola beaten.

Rovers dominated for large spells of the second half with Leahy seeing Kieran O'Hara parry a Jonson Clarke-Harris shot against him and out for a goal-kick and skipper Ollie Clarke having a header deflect wide off John Brayford.

O'Hara also made a smart save when Clarke's low drive was deflected towards goal by Tyler Smith but all of Rovers' hard work was undone when Akins and Edwards struck late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 5BuxtonSubstituted forNarteyat 58'minutes
  • 6Wallace
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 33mins
  • 7Quinn
  • 8Fraser
  • 10Akins
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forTempletonat 76'minutes
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forSbarraat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Templeton
  • 13Bywater
  • 14Sbarra
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 18Nartey
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 22Hare
  • 16DaviesBooked at 81mins
  • 5CraigBooked at 10mins
  • 15Kilgour
  • 11Leahy
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 60mins
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 88'minutes
  • 4Ogogo
  • 17SmithSubstituted forNicholsat 70'minutes
  • 9Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 2Little
  • 10Nichols
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 33Rodman
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
2,831

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Bristol Rovers 0.

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Hare (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Bristol Rovers 0. Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Akins following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Josh Hare (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Davies.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

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

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Hare (Bristol Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Ed Upson.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Richard Nartey.

Foul by Richard Nartey (Burton Albion).

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

Booking

Tom Davies (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Davies (Bristol Rovers).

Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

Anssi Jaakkola (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Liam Boyce.

Delay in match because of an injury Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Josh Hare with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by John Brayford.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich64201441014
2Lincoln City6402124812
3Blackpool6330105512
4Coventry6330106412
5Wycombe6330106412
6Sunderland632198111
7Peterborough6312126610
8Burton631285310
9Fleetwood6312108210
10Rochdale62318539
11Doncaster42207528
12Shrewsbury622246-28
13Rotherham42114407
14Bristol Rovers621357-27
15MK Dons5203610-46
16Gillingham51229635
17Portsmouth51227705
18Oxford Utd6123913-45
19Tranmere51138804
20Accrington511359-44
21Wimbledon6024510-52
22Southend6006417-130
23Bolton5014017-17-11
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