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Gavin Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on David Noble. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
Short corner taken by Ryan Harley.
Daniel Nardiello finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-2 Exeter.The assist for the goal came from Ryan Harley.
Short corner worked by Ryan Harley.
Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Clearance by James Tunnicliffe.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines, Danny Coles takes a shot.
Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.
Wayne Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Sawyer.
Goal scored by Daniel Nardiello from close in high into the middle of the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-1 Exeter.Ryan Harley provided the assist for the goal.
Jamie Cureton leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Thomson.
Daniel Nardiello has a drilled shot. James Tunnicliffe gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Marcus Stewart by Danny Coles results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
Richard Duffy concedes a free kick for a foul on Eliot Richards. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.
The ball is crossed by Harry Pell, save by Ben Hamer.
Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the right by-line to the near post, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line, clearance by Harry Pell.
Short corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line.
Foul by Jo Kuffour on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.
James Dunne takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.
Centre by James Dunne, Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
Foul by Matthew Taylor on Jo Kuffour, free kick awarded. Chris Lines takes the direct free kick.
Marcus Stewart replaces Richard Logan.
Danny Coles produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by David Noble results in a free kick. Chris Lines takes the free kick.
The official flags Jamie Cureton offside. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Gavin Williams goes wide of the right-hand post.
Corner taken by Ryan Harley, clearance by Jeff Hughes.
Long distance shot from Chris Lines misses to the left of the net.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Logan by James Tunnicliffe. David Noble restarts play with the free kick.
Long range shot from Chris Lines misses to the left of the goal.
The official flags Jamie Cureton offside. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Lines, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Eliot Richards joins the action as a substitute, replacing Reggie Lambe.
The ball is sent over by Reggie Lambe, Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Jamie Cureton from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. James Tunnicliffe gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams played to the near post, Steve Tully makes a clearance.
Daniel Nardiello joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Jones.
Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
David McCracken challenges Richard Logan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Duffy.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line, Matthew Taylor has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
David McCracken is brought on as a substitute for Danny Senda.
Ryan Harley takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Scott Golbourne, Conrad Logan makes a save.
The referee blows for offside against Jamie Cureton. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.
Gavin Williams is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Matthew Taylor for handball. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coles.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones from the right by-line, clearance by James Tunnicliffe.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.
Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin Williams, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Reggie Lambe, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
Ryan Harley takes the inswinging corner, Harry Pell makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on David Noble by Harry Pell results in a free kick. Ryan Harley delivers the ball, Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a brilliant save.
Ryan Harley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.
Gavin Williams produces a curled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save made by Ben Hamer.
Richard Logan has an effort at goal from 20 yards.
Foul by Jeff Hughes on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Noble.
Effort on goal by James Dunne from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Rovers wait on Hoskins
Bristol Rovers are sweating on the fitness of Will Hoskins and Gary Sawyer ahead of Exeter's visit to the Memorial Stadium.
Hoskins suffered an ankle injury in the 1-0 midweek victory over Bournemouth and the 17-goal former Watford striker will be assessed ahead of the game.
Sawyer returned to training this week after recovering from a groin injury and will also be the subject of a late fitness test.
Tuesday's win over promotion-chasing Bournemouth, courtesy of Jeff Hughes' first-half spot-kick, moved Rovers out of the npower League Two relegation zone for the first time since December.
"We've done the hard work, getting out of the bottom four, it's just staying out of there now," said assistant boss Craig Hinton on the club's official website.
"I think confidence is high at the moment and I hope we take that into Saturday."
Troy Archibald-Henville and Liam Sercombe are expected to shake off minor injuries in time for Exeter.
Archibald-Henville missed last Saturday's dramatic 2-1 win over Dagenham with a knee problem, while Sercombe was also not risked as he was carrying an ankle complaint.
"I imagine both Liam and Troy will be fit for Saturday," said Grecians boss Paul Tisdale in the Express and Echo. "I could have pushed them both into playing last weekend, I'm sure they could have done if they'd had to, but it wasn't worth it."
Marcus Stewart has confirmed he will retire after the clash with his former club.
The 38-year-old will bring the curtain down on an illustrious career which has seen him score 254 goals in 782 games.
Stewart signs off with win
Substitute Danny Nardiello hit two late goals as Exeter beat Bristol Rovers 2-0 to make it a happy final appearance for veteran striker Marcus Stewart.
Nardiello netted with a close-range shot after Stewart had touched on Ryan Harley's 78th-minute cross.
He then ran onto Harley's through-ball to round goalkeeper Conrad Logan in injury time and settle the outcome.
Grecians frontman Stewart was a 66th-minute replacement for Richard Logan, having already announced it would be the last game of a 19-year career which began at opponents Rovers.
Exeter were good value for the points as goalkeeper Logan made two fine saves from Jamie Cureton and Logan hit the top of the crossbar with a third-minute cross-shot.
Exeter keeper Ben Hamer kept out Jo Kuffour's close-range effort with a foot in the 84th minute, while Danny Coles headed against the crossbar a minute later.
Stewart remained on the field at the end to receive acclaim from both sets of fans and his Exeter team-mates formed a guard of honour by the tunnel to congratulate him as he left the field.
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