Swindon 0-4 Bristol Rovers

06 March 2010 02:57
Swindon's League One promotion hopes suffered a setback as they were undone by a rampant first-half display by west country rivals Bristol Rovers.Joe Kuffour beat the offside trap to curl in the opener on 25 minutes before Rovers struck twice in five minutes at the end of the first half.

Paul Heffernan took advantage of sloppy defending to score the second before Chris Lines' free-kick made it three.

Jeff Hughes completed the rout on 61 minutes when he scored from two yards.



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Saturday, 6 March 2010

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Home Team Score Away Team Time Swindon 0-4 Bristol Rovers FT (HT 0-3) Kuffour 25 Heffernan 39 Lines 45 Hughes 61 Swindon 01 Lucas 02 Cuthbert 03 Sheehan yellow card 06 Greer yellow card 15 Amankwaah 04 Douglas yellow card 07 McGovern 24 Ward 30 Ferry (Ritchie 63) 20 Paynter 32 Austin (Pericard 55) Substitutes 12 Smith, 14 Morrison, 19 Jean-Francois Lescinel, 08 Easton, 10 Timlin, 11 Ritchie, 05 Pericard Bristol Rovers 27 Andersen 05 Coles 06 Elliott 15 Anthony yellow card 48 Jones 04 Lines yellow card 07 Campbell 11 Hughes 16 Blizzard 09 Heffernan (Williams 79) 17 Kuffour Substitutes 51 Evans, 02 Regan, 03 Wright, 20 Reece, 23 Swallow, 08 Williams, 28 Richard Ref: TaylorAtt: 10,341 SWINDON BRISTOL ROVERS Possession Swindon 48% Bristol Rovers 52% Attempts on target Swindon 9 Bristol Rovers 6 Attempts off target Swindon 6 Bristol Rovers 5 Corners Swindon 14 Bristol Rovers 1 Fouls Swindon 11 Bristol Rovers 14 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:03 The final whistle is blown by the referee. 90:00+3:01 Andrew Williams produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal. 90:00+0:42 The assistant referee flags for offside against Vincent Pericard. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen. 86:17 Byron Anthony concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Direct free kick taken by Alan Sheehan. 85:03 Corner taken by Alan Sheehan. 84:49 Jon-Paul McGovern takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Mikkel Andersen. 84:15 Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan to the near post, clearance by Dominic Blizzard. 83:40 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan, Billy Paynter takes a shot. 82:38 Direct free kick taken by Steve Elliott. 82:38 Booking Jonathan Douglas is shown a yellow card. 82:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Jones by Jonathan Douglas. Correction - 81:22 Steve Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vincent Pericard. Vincent Pericard takes the free kick. 81:22 Foul by Steve Elliott on Vincent Pericard, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Vincent Pericard. 80:18 Direct free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen. 80:18 Booking Alan Sheehan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. 79:53 Unfair challenge on Dominic Blizzard by Alan Sheehan results in a free kick. 78:57 Substitution Andrew Williams on for Paul Heffernan. 77:53 Daniel Jones shoots direct from the free kick. 77:53 Booking Gordon Greer is booked. 77:46 Foul by Gordon Greer on Dominic Blizzard, free kick awarded. 77:05 Billy Paynter is ruled offside. Mikkel Andersen takes the indirect free kick. 76:15 Foul by Daniel Jones on Matt Ritchie, free kick awarded. Kevin Amankwaah restarts play with the free kick. 75:05 Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Save by David Lucas. Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save made by Mikkel Andersen. 73:22 The referee blows for offside against Gordon Greer. Indirect free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen. 72:56 Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Save made by Mikkel Andersen. 72:33 Matt Ritchie fouled by Jeff Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alan Sheehan from left channel, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance. 70:50 Alan Sheehan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Byron Anthony. 70:50 Booking The referee shows Chris Lines a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 69:52 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas by Stuart Campbell results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Alan Sheehan from the free kick. Chris Lines is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. 67:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan by Dominic Blizzard. David Lucas restarts play with the free kick. 66:58 Shot from just outside the box by Matt Ritchie goes over the crossbar. 64:19 Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Save by David Lucas. Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Ritchie on Jo Kuffour. Chris Lines produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 64:00 Matt Ritchie has an effort at goal. Save made by Mikkel Andersen. 62:36 Substitution Matt Ritchie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Ferry. 61:37 Unfair challenge on Paul Heffernan by Gordon Greer results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Daniel Jones from right channel, save made by David Lucas. 60:07 The assist for the goal came from Jo Kuffour. 60:07 GOAL - Jeff Hughes:Swindon 0 - 4 Bristol Rovers Jeff Hughes finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 0-4 Bristol Rovers. 58:07 Header on goal by Jeff Hughes from just inside the area goes over the target. 56:43 Unfair challenge on Dominic Blizzard by Alan Sheehan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Coles. 55:56 Alan Sheehan takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Byron Anthony. 54:50 Substitution Vincent Pericard on for Charlie Austin. 53:54 Jeff Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Amankwaah. Strike comes in from Alan Sheehan from the free kick. 52:40 Gordon Greer takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the goal. 51:19 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Billy Paynter misses to the left of the target. 49:32 Corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Jones. 47:50 Jon-Paul McGovern takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jeff Hughes. 47:32 Jon-Paul McGovern takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Daniel Jones manages to make a clearance. 45:21 Daniel Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Hughes. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick. 45:01 The referee starts the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:15 The ref blows to signal half-time. 45:00+1:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dominic Blizzard on Alan Sheehan. Alan Sheehan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance. 45:00+0:53 Alan Sheehan takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Dominic Blizzard. 45:00+0:23 Corner from left by-line taken by Alan Sheehan. 44:05 GOAL - Chris Lines:Swindon 0 - 3 Bristol Rovers Chris Lines finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Swindon 0-3 Bristol Rovers. 43:10 Jonathan Douglas is penalised for a handball. 38:59 The assist for the goal came from Jo Kuffour. 38:59 GOAL - Paul Heffernan:Swindon 0 - 2 Bristol Rovers Paul Heffernan gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 0-2 Bristol Rovers. 38:21 Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Campbell from the right by-line played to the near post, Jonathan Douglas makes a clearance. 37:06 Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Billy Paynter results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen. 35:50 Billy Paynter produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. 31:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Elliott by Billy Paynter. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick. 30:34 Unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Chris Lines results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer. 25:49 Jeff Hughes challenges Kevin Amankwaah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Douglas takes the free kick. 24:29 Paul Heffernan provided the assist for the goal. 24:29 GOAL - Jo Kuffour:Swindon 0 - 1 Bristol Rovers Goal scored by Jo Kuffour from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Swindon 0-1 Bristol Rovers. 21:56 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line, Byron Anthony makes a clearance. 21:31 Corner taken by Alan Sheehan. 20:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dominic Blizzard on Simon Ferry. Shot on goal comes in from Jon-Paul McGovern from the free kick. 19:25 Dominic Blizzard challenges Alan Sheehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Lucas. 12:42 Daniel Ward takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen. Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, clearance made by Danny Coles. 12:04 Jo Kuffour takes a shot. David Lucas makes a save. 11:38 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer. 9:51 Corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line to the near post, Daniel Jones manages to make a clearance. 9:21 Jon-Paul McGovern restarts play with the free kick. 9:21 Booking Byron Anthony is shown a yellow card. 9:11 Byron Anthony challenges Daniel Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. 8:09 Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen. 5:34 Daniel Jones fouled by Billy Paynter, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Elliott takes the free kick. 3:33 Unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Daniel Ward results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stuart Campbell, Scott Cuthbert manages to make a clearance. 1:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line, Daniel Jones manages to make a clearance. 0:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Danny Coles. Shot comes in from Alan Sheehan from the free kick. 0:00 The referee starts the match. 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