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  • Date:31 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance:5,037
  • Harrold (8)
    McGleish (47)
  • Leitch-Smith (1) Leitch-Smith (26) Cian Bolger - og (26)
    Powell (32) Artell (43)
    Powell (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

The offside flag is raised against Wes Fletcher. Gary Sawyer takes the free kick.

94mins

Inswinging corner taken by Mustapha Carayol from the left by-line played to the near post, David Artell makes a clearance.

94mins

Mustapha Carayol produces a cross, blocked by Adam Dugdale.

93mins

Nick Powell grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-5 Crewe.

91mins

Nick Powell takes a shot. Blocked by Lance Cronin. Byron Moore produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Lance Cronin. Corner taken short by Ashley Westwood. Foul by Andy Dorman on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.

90mins

Gary Sawyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle. Caution for Gary Sawyer. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

88mins

Craig Stanley challenges Wes Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Westwood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Lee Brown makes a clearance.

88mins

Matt Tootle is shown a yellow card for time wasting.

86mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, clearance made by Matt Harrold.

86mins

Byron Moore sends in a cross, blocked by Cian Bolger.

85mins

Corner taken by Craig Stanley, Unfair challenge on Steve Phillips by Matt Harrold results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

83mins

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

83mins

Luke Murphy replaces Lee Bell.

82mins

Nick Powell has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82mins

Shot from 20 yards by Dan Woodards. Blocked by David Artell.

80mins

Handball decision goes against Chris Zebroski. Free kick taken by Harry Davis. Ajay Leitch-Smith goes off and Wes Fletcher comes on.

79mins

The ball is swung over by Mustapha Carayol, save by Steve Phillips.

79mins

Nick Powell crosses the ball, clearance made by Lee Brown.

78mins

Craig Stanley sends in a cross, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Mustapha Carayol delivers the ball, David Artell makes a clearance.

75mins

Ashley Westwood receives a caution for time wasting.

74mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Phillips.

73mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Lee Brown takes the free kick.

69mins

Foul by Lee Brown on Ajay Leitch-Smith, free kick awarded. Ashley Westwood produces a cross, Harry Davis takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lance Cronin.

68mins

Craig Stanley sends in a cross, Mustapha Carayol has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66mins

Shot from just outside the area by Mustapha Carayol misses to the left of the target.

64mins

Chris Zebroski sends in a cross.

64mins

Nick Powell crosses the ball, clearance by Gary Sawyer.

63mins

Craig Stanley takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in.

63mins

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Dugdale.

63mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

62mins

Lee Bell challenges Craig Stanley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Sawyer.

61mins

Ashley Westwood sends in a cross, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.

60mins

Craig Stanley delivers the ball, clearance by David Artell.

59mins

Short corner taken by Mustapha Carayol.

59mins

Mustapha Carayol delivers the ball, Harry Davis gets a block in.

57mins

Craig Stanley crosses the ball, Steve Phillips makes a save.

55mins

Ajay Leitch-Smith has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Zebroski, save by Steve Phillips.

53mins

Dan Woodards crosses the ball, Matt Tootle gets a block in.

51mins

Centre by Chris Zebroski, Craig Stanley takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.

50mins

Caution for Craig Stanley.

50mins

The referee blows for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Gary Sawyer takes the free kick.

48mins

Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Harrold. Dan Woodards takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Scott McGleish grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-4 Crewe.The assist for the goal came from Craig Stanley.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley from the right by-line, Matt Tootle makes a clearance.

47mins

Mustapha Carayol produces a cross, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Byron Moore results in a free kick. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.

47mins

The ball is sent over by Gary Sawyer, Steve Phillips makes a save.

46mins

Centre by Lee Brown, Byron Moore makes a clearance.

46mins

Scott Bevan goes off and Lance Cronin comes on.

46mins

Lee Brown is brought on as a substitute for Byron Anthony.

46mins

Scott McGleish is brought on as a substitute for Joe Anyinsah.

44mins

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line played to the near post. David Artell finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Bristol Rovers 1-4 Crewe.The assist for the goal came from Adam Dugdale.

43mins

The ball is swung over by Ajay Leitch-Smith, clearance made by Dan Woodards.

43mins

Chris Zebroski crosses the ball, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.

43mins

Andy Dorman takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Steve Phillips.

42mins

Joe Anyinsah crosses the ball, clearance made by David Artell.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Cian Bolger results in a free kick. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

The ball is delivered by Dan Woodards, Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.

40mins

Mustapha Carayol has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Blocked by Harry Davis.

39mins

Lee Bell fouled by Joe Anyinsah, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

38mins

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, save by Scott Bevan.

38mins

Ashley Westwood takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Zebroski.

37mins

Harry Davis produces a cross.

36mins

Craig Stanley takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Cian Bolger takes a shot. Ajay Leitch-Smith gets a block in.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Zebroski, Byron Moore gets a block in.

35mins

Ajay Leitch-Smith is ruled offside. Scott Bevan takes the indirect free kick.

33mins

Nick Powell scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-3 Crewe.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Stanley from the left by-line.

32mins

Chris Zebroski delivers the ball, blocked by Matt Tootle.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line played to the near post, Andy Dorman makes a clearance.

31mins

Ajay Leitch-Smith delivers the ball, Nick Powell takes a shot. Blocked by Byron Anthony.

30mins

The ball is sent over by Mustapha Carayol, clearance by Matt Tootle.

27mins

Jamie Lowry takes a shot. Blocked by Cian Bolger. Centre by Nick Powell, Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Own goal by Cian Bolger. Bristol Rovers 1-2 Crewe.The assist for the goal came from Ajay Leitch-Smith.

26mins

Shot from 20 yards by Chris Zebroski. Blocked by Adam Dugdale.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mustapha Carayol on Lee Bell. Mustapha Carayol booked. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

21mins

Nick Powell takes a shot. Blocked by Byron Anthony. Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood, Cian Bolger makes a clearance. Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Adam Dugdale takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

19mins

The ball is swung over by Mustapha Carayol, clearance made by Steve Phillips.

19mins

Effort from 20 yards by Gary Sawyer. Blocked by Steve Phillips.

18mins

David Artell concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Harrold. Free kick taken by Gary Sawyer.

17mins

Nick Powell concedes a free kick for a foul on Cian Bolger. Free kick taken by Cian Bolger.

16mins

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

15mins

Andy Dorman fouled by Byron Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dan Woodards.

13mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

12mins

The ball is swung over by Nick Powell, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

11mins

The ball is swung over by Andy Dorman, clearance by Adam Dugdale.

10mins

The ball is swung over by Matt Tootle, Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Scott Bevan gets a block in.

9mins

Goal scored by Matt Harrold from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-1 Crewe.The assist for the goal came from Chris Zebroski.

7mins

Mustapha Carayol produces a cross, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Corner taken by Craig Stanley from the left by-line, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Cian Bolger goes wide left of the target.

6mins

Centre by Mustapha Carayol, Jamie Lowry gets a block in.

6mins

Nick Powell challenges Cian Bolger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.

5mins

Centre by Mustapha Carayol, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

2mins

A cross is delivered by Matt Tootle, A goal is scored by Ajay Leitch-Smith from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-1 Crewe.Assist by Matt Tootle.

Match Preview

Welcome double delight for Pirates Bristol Rovers welcome back Cian Bolger and Mustapha Carayol for the visit of Crewe on New Year's Eve. Defender Bolger and midfielder Carayol served one-match bans in the 3-2 home defeat to Plymouth on Boxing Day but are available again to manager Paul Buckle. Experienced centre-back Adam Virgo has been ruled out for the season with knee ligament damage while midfielder Wayne Brown (ankle) could also be unavailable for the rest of the term. Meanwhile, veteran forward Scott McGleish returned from an ankle injury to come off the bench in the loss to Plymouth and the former Leyton Orient frontman will be pushing Eliot Richards and Matt Harrold for a striking berth. Rovers have taken just five points from the last 27 available, leading some sections of the Pirates' supporters to call for Buckle to be sacked. Ashley Westwood is pushing for a recall to the Crewe starting line-up. Midfielder Westwood lost his place after being dismissed in the FA Cup encounter against Colchester, with loanee Jamie Lowry impressing during his subsequent three-match suspension. The 21-year-old has only made substitute appearances in the draw with Crawley as well as the 3-0 loss at Bradford, and now Alex manager Steve Davis has hinted Westwood justifies a return to his starting XI. "I thought he came off the bench at Bradford and got hold of the ball for us and passed it better," Davis told the club's official website. "He got a grip on the game a bit and the chances we created came from that. "He also offers us better quality at set-plays and corners and of course he can take a penalty." Joint-top scorer Shaun Miller will serve the second game of a three-match ban for a straight red card against Crawley, while young left-back Andy White is Davis' only injury concern.

Formation:442Manager: Paul Buckle

Bristol Rovers

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Davis

Crewe

  • Scott Bevan
  • Dan Woodards
  • Byron Anthony
  • Gary Sawyer
  • Cian Bolger
  • Joe Anyinsah
  • Craig Stanley
  • Andy Dorman
  • Mustapha Carayol
  • Chris Zebroski
  • Matt Harrold
  • SUBS
  • Lance Cronin
  • Scott McGleish
  • Lee Brown
  • Eliot Richards
  • Oliver Norburn

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Match Report

Rovers rage as Railwaymen romp Bristol Rovers fans repeated calls for the sacking of manager Paul Buckle after seeing their side concede four first-half goals in the 5-2 defeat to Crewe. Recalled striker Ajay Leitch-Smith volleyed Alex ahead after 70 seconds, but Matt Harrold side-footed a ninth minute equaliser before Cian Bolger headed past his own goalkeeper to re-establish the visitors' lead in the 33rd minute. Nick Powell capitalised on an error by Byron Anthony to make it 3-1 with a clinical low finish and just before the break skipper David Artell headed Crewe's fourth following a right wing corner. Buckle threw on three substitutes, including goalkeeper Lance Cronin in place of Scott Bevan, at the start of the second half. Cronin's fellow replacement Scott McGleish reduced the arrears with a low shot from Gary Stanley's 48th minute cross. But the lively Powell ran through a tired defence to make it 5-2 in injury time. That goal brought renewed chants of "We want Buckle out" as Rovers' search for a first league win since late October continues.

Form Guide

    LLDDLL
  • Bristol Rovers
  • VS
  • Crewe
  • LWWDDL

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Bristol Rovers

  • M Harrold 6
  • J Anyinsah 4
  • S McGleish 3
  • L Brown 3
  • C Bolger 2
  • B Anthony 1
  • C Zebroski 1
  • D Woodards 1
  • M Carayol 1
  • E Richards 1

Crewe

  • S Miller 5
  • B Moore 5
  • A Leitch-Smith 4
  • N Powell 3
  • A Dugdale 2
  • L Murphy 1
  • W Fletcher 1
  • H Davis 1
  • M Clayton 1

Goals

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crewe

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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