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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Coventry City

Liam Walsh created one goal and scored the other as Coventry came from behind to earn a deserved 2-1 League One win at Bristol Rovers.

The home side took a 23rd-minute lead when a mix-up between Sky Blues defender Kyle McFadzean and goalkeeper Marko Marosi allowed Jonson Clarke-Harris to steal in and net against his old club with a low drive.

Coventry were level in the 38th minute, Walsh's superb defence-splitting pass allowing Jamie Allen space to fire right-footed past Jamal Blackman from inside the box.

A fine move down the right saw the visitors take the lead in first-half stoppage-time.

Fankaty Dabo put Callum O'Hare in behind the Rovers defence and his low cut-back was stroked home by Walsh with his left foot.

Both sides created chances in a feisty encounter, but Coventry had the edge in midfield and turned in an impressive team performance.

Rovers have yet to record a victory under boss Ben Garner and their winless streak was extended to 11 games, while Coventry remain in the play-off positions.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Blackman
  • 16DaviesBooked at 6mins
  • 5Craig
  • 15KilgourBooked at 65mins
  • 33Rodman
  • 8O Clarke
  • 6UpsonBooked at 3minsSubstituted forOgogoat 63'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 3Holmes-DennisSubstituted forReillyat 77'minutes
  • 14Ginnelly
  • 9Clarke-Harris
  • 27Mitchell-LawsonSubstituted forBarrettat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 2Little
  • 4Ogogo
  • 11Leahy
  • 20Reilly
  • 36Hargreaves
  • 39Barrett

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 23Dabo
  • 6Kelly
  • 8AllenSubstituted forWestbrookeat 87'minutes
  • 20WalshBooked at 22mins
  • 31McCallum
  • 17O'HareSubstituted forShipleyat 77'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forBiamouat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mason
  • 9Biamou
  • 13Wilson
  • 16Pask
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 26Shipley
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
7,859

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home20
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Coventry City 2.

Hand ball by Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Ginnelly (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Zain Westbrooke replaces Jamie Allen.

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

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

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Liam Walsh (Coventry City).

Josh Barrett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Callum O'Hare.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Maxime Biamou replaces Matt Godden.

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Marko Marosi (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers).

Kyle McFadzean (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Attempt blocked. Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Walsh.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Booking

Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Josh Barrett replaces Jayden Mitchell-Lawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Abu Ogogo replaces Ed Upson.

Attempt blocked. Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe2914873634250
3Peterborough30147956371949
4Ipswich29139741291248
5Coventry271212338271148
6Portsmouth27138641291247
7Sunderland28129737261145
8Oxford Utd27128745271844
9Fleetwood2711974133842
10Doncaster27118840271341
11Burton2811893936341
12Gillingham2891273327639
13Bristol Rovers28108103238-638
14Lincoln City30114153738-137
15Blackpool2781093433134
16Shrewsbury2781092431-734
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale2995153447-1332
19MK Dons2994163140-931
20Wimbledon2877143442-828
21Tranmere2757152848-2022
22Southend2837183270-3816
23Bolton2658132255-3311
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