Bristol Rovers 2-1 Morecambe: Match Report

20 February 2016 05:34

Bristol Rovers celebrate takeover by beating Morecambe

Rory Gaffney and Billy Bodin netted as Bristol Rovers enhanced their Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes with a 2-1 home win over Morecambe.

Rovers' new owners, the Al-Qadi family, watched from the directors' box as a blustery wind made conditions difficult for both teams.

Jamie Devitt gave the visitors an 11th-minute lead from the penalty spot, finding the top corner after Tom Parkes had been adjudged to handle.

But Gaffney levelled in the 68th minute, volleying in from 12 yards after Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche had flapped at a Danny Leadbitter cross.

And substitute Bodin headed a close range winner 10 minutes later from Lee Brown's centre from the left flank.

Soon after, Morecambe midfielder Andy Fleming received a straight red card for a foul on Stuart Sinclair.

Source: PA