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Bristol Rovers 0-0 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood goalkeeper Alex Cairns saved an 87th-minute penalty from Jonson Clarke-Harris to earn his side a goalless League One draw with Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

Paddy Madden was judged to have brought down Rovers substitute Alex Rodman, but Clarke-Harris saw his low spot-kick deflected up onto the crossbar by Cairns, who saved with his feet.

Fleetwood created the better chances. Danny Andrew fired over from their best opening after 60 minutes and three minutes later Lewis Coyle had a shot tipped onto a post by new Rovers goalkeeper Jamal Blackman.

Neither side created much in a low key first half. Madden volleyed at Blackman in the 26th minute and was denied by a smothering save from the Chelsea loanee two minutes later.

For Rovers, Ed Upson had a long-range volley saved and Josh Ginnelly fired over from inside the box just before the interval.

The home side lost midfielder Liam Sercombe to a shoulder injury after an awkward fall early in the second half.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Blackman
  • 15Kilgour
  • 16DaviesBooked at 69mins
  • 5Craig
  • 3Holmes-Dennis
  • 7SercombeSubstituted forOgogoat 51'minutes
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forRodmanat 83'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Ginnelly
  • 9Clarke-HarrisBooked at 82mins
  • 39BarrettSubstituted forReillyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 2Little
  • 4Ogogo
  • 11Leahy
  • 20Reilly
  • 27Mitchell-Lawson
  • 33Rodman

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Souttar
  • 4Connolly
  • 3Andrew
  • 28Sowerby
  • 12Whelan
  • 8DempseySubstituted forMorrisat 81'minutes
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forEasthamat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 17MaddenBooked at 86minsSubstituted forCouttsat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Morris
  • 13Gilks
  • 15Coutts
  • 27Biggins
  • 33Hill
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
6,469

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Ginnelly (Bristol Rovers).

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby tries a through ball, but Josh Morris is caught offside.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Harry Souttar tries a through ball, but Ashley Eastham is caught offside.

Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Eastham replaces Wes Burns.

Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Bristol Rovers) header from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts replaces Paddy Madden.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden tries a through ball, but Wes Burns is caught offside.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Tony Craig (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Penalty saved! Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Ed Upson.

Booking

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers).

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Kyle Dempsey tries a through ball, but Danny Andrew is caught offside.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Ginnelly (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Ginnelly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a cross.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ed Upson.

Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich27139540241648
2Rotherham27145849282147
3Wycombe2713863431347
4Coventry251111336261044
5Peterborough28127950361443
6Sunderland26119636241242
7Oxford Utd26118743261741
8Portsmouth2511863729841
9Burton2611783531440
10Doncaster25108736241238
11Fleetwood2510873932738
12Lincoln City28114133634237
13Bristol Rovers2610793035-537
14Gillingham2781273127436
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2779113740-330
18Rochdale2785143245-1329
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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