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  • Date:14 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:9,914
  • Robinson (34) Burke (86)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

92:45 +2.45

Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold.

92:01 +2.01

The official flags David Clarkson offside.

90:59 +0.59

Nikola Zigic concedes a free kick for a foul on John-Joe O'Toole.

90:02 +0.02

Michael Smith crosses the ball.

89:44

Wade Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on John-Joe O'Toole.

88:37

Olly Lee leaves the field to be replaced by Charlee Adams.

88:16

Demarai Gray on for Shane Ferguson.

86:36

Christopher Burke grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Birmingham 3-0 Bristol Rovers.Paul Caddis provided the assist for the goal.

83:33

The ball is delivered by Chris Beardsley.

82:49

Corner taken by Shane Ferguson from the right by-line.

82:08

(Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with David Clarkson coming on for Oliver Norburn.

81:37

Mitch Hancox delivers the ball.

80:33

The ball is crossed by Shane Ferguson.

79:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Beardsley on Paul Robinson.

77:43

Lee Brown takes the free kick.

77:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Matt Harrold.

76:11

Michael Smith crosses the ball.

75:55

Danny Woodards replaces Ollie Clarke.

73:41

Free kick taken by Wade Elliott.

73:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Olly Lee.

72:26

Wade Elliott is brought on as a substitute for Reece Brown.

69:42

Corner taken by Shane Ferguson from the right by-line.

68:18

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Brown.

68:07

Eliot Richards restarts play with the free kick.

67:09

Ollie Clarke fouled by Nikola Zigic, the ref awards a free kick.

66:43

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Brown.

65:42

Matt Harrold challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:06

Centre by Shane Ferguson.

63:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Shane Ferguson.

63:30

Olly Lee takes a shot.

62:15

Chris Beardsley is brought on as a substitute for Ellis Harrison.

61:35

Corner taken by Olly Lee.

59:46

Christopher Burke crosses the ball.

57:25

The ball is swung over by Christopher Burke.

55:58

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

55:37

Unfair challenge on Mark McChrystal by Olly Lee results in a free kick.

54:34

Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

54:26

Unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Ollie Clarke results in a free kick.

53:26

Header at goal by Lee Novak goes over the bar.

51:55

Christopher Burke crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:50

Paul Caddis fouled by Eliot Richards, the ref awards a free kick.

49:53

Header at goal by Nikola Zigic misses left of the target.

49:13

Centre by Paul Caddis.

48:53

Clearance made by Tom Parkes.

48:18

Christopher Burke sends in a cross.

46:36

The ball is swung over by Paul Caddis.

The second half kicks off.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:39

Mitch Hancox restarts play with the free kick.

44:34

Oliver Norburn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikola Zigic.

44:06

Eliot Richards has an effort at goal.

40:43

The ball is delivered by Christopher Burke.

36:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Brown.

34:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Shane Ferguson. Paul Robinson heads the ball into the goal. Birmingham 1-0 Bristol Rovers.Assist by Shane Ferguson.

32:34

Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

32:29

Unfair challenge on John-Joe O'Toole by Shane Ferguson results in a free kick.

31:03

Centre by Michael Smith.

29:49

Mitch Hancox sends in a cross.

28:41

Centre by Ellis Harrison.

27:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mitch Hancox by Ellis Harrison.

26:57

Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

26:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Parkes by Olly Lee.

17:51

Paul Robinson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

17:36

Unfair challenge on Nikola Zigic by Ellis Harrison results in a free kick.

12:46

Colin Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

11:54

Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

11:33

Olly Lee challenges Ollie Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick.

9:04

Shane Ferguson crosses the ball.

7:25

The ball is crossed by Paul Caddis.

6:48

Mitch Hancox crosses the ball.

4:40

Paul Robinson takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

4:26

Shane Ferguson produces a cross.

2:43

Shot by Eliot Richards.

1:13

A cross is delivered by Mitch Hancox.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Double trouble for Blues Birmingham will be without Tom Adeyemi and Peter Lovenkrands for their delayed FA Cup third-round tie at home to Bristol Rovers. Midfielder Adeyemi continues to struggle with a back injury while striker Lovenkrands is missing with a groin problem as Blues attempt to set up a fourth-round showdown at home to Swansea. Young defender Amari'i Bell is cup-tied following his involvement in the competition earlier this season on loan at Nuneaton. Kyle Bartley (hamstring), David Murphy, Matt Green, Neal Eardley (all knee), Jonathan Spector (thigh) and Akwasi Asante (hamstring) all remain sidelined, while midfielder Darren Ambrose is poised to complete a loan move to Greek Super League side Apollon Smyrni until the end of the season. Bristol Rovers boss John Ward has no fresh injury worries. The Pirates ran out 2-1 winners against Exeter on Saturday and Ward confirmed his players are raring and ready to travel to St Andrew's. "I don't think anybody will be missing on Tuesday, they are ready for their treat," he said. "It is a treat to go to Birmingham and I'm sure that will lift people." Danny Woodards made his long-awaited return from injury as a second-half substitute against his former club on Saturday and Ward is likely to include the ex-MK Dons full-back in the squad again.

Formation:442Manager: Lee Clark

Birmingham

Formation: 4231Manager: John Ward

Bristol Rovers

  • Colin Doyle
  • Paul Caddis
  • Hayden Mullins
  • Paul Robinson
  • Mitch Hancox
  • Christopher Burke
  • Olly Lee
  • Reece Brown
  • Shane Ferguson
  • Lee Novak
  • Nikola Zigic
  • SUBS
  • Will Packwood
  • Wade Elliott
  • Callum Reilly
  • Andrew Shinnie
  • Nick Townsend
  • Demarai Gray
  • Charlee Adams

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