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Bristol Rovers 0-2 Ipswich Town

An 80th-minute own goal from Bristol Rovers skipper Max Ehmer set up Ipswich for a 2-0 victory at the Memorial Stadium.

The big centre-back rose at the near post to try to clear a right-wing cross from Ipswich substitute Jack Lankester, but only succeeded in glancing the ball over advancing goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola into an empty net.

The visitors then made the game safe after 89 minutes when Jon Nolan broke through the middle and coolly slotted in Ipswich's second with a low left-footed shot.

The goals were no more than Ipswich deserved after creating a succession of second-half chances. Gwion Edwards rounded Jaakkola after 73 minutes only for Mark Little to clear his shot off the line.

Rovers created the best first-half chance after only eight minutes when a long ball forward from Cian Harries found Brandon Hanlan unmarked, but the striker saw his tame shot saved.

Ipswich went closest through a low Freddie Sears free-kick after 36 minutes, saved at full stretch by Jaakkola after a foul by Ehmer on James Norwood.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 15Kilgour
  • 5Ehmer
  • 25Harries
  • 2Little
  • 6UpsonBooked at 42mins
  • 4GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 3LeahySubstituted forTutondaat 84'minutes
  • 8Westbrooke
  • 10Mitchell-LawsonSubstituted forDalyat 78'minutes
  • 9HanlanSubstituted forAyungaat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 17Daly
  • 20Hargreaves
  • 21Ayunga
  • 22Hare
  • 24Tutonda
  • 26Baldwin

Ipswich

  • 1Holy
  • 4Chambers
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Wilson
  • 3Ward
  • 11Nolan
  • 23Dozzell
  • 15BishopSubstituted forDownesat 68'minutes
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 66mins
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 68'minutes
  • 20SearsSubstituted forLankesterat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Donacien
  • 14Lankester
  • 21Downes
  • 28Cornell
  • 30Kenlock
  • 32Hawkins
  • 44Huws
Referee:
Craig Hicks

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Ipswich Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Ipswich Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Jack Lankester (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Tutonda (Bristol Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Jack Lankester (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cian Harries (Bristol Rovers).

  9. Booking

    Josh Grant (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Josh Grant (Bristol Rovers).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Ipswich Town 2. Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Lankester.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

  14. Post update

    Mark Little (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

  16. Post update

    Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andre Dozzell with a cross.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. David Tutonda replaces Luke Leahy.