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  • Date:16 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance:5,812
  • Kuffour (28) Harrold (74)
  • Akinfenwa (63)
Goal!

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90:07 +0.07

Jo Kuffour takes a inswinging corner.

89:55

Matt Harrold delivers the ball, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

88:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Virgo by Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

86:15

Michael Jacobs crosses the ball.

85:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Webster on Cian Bolger. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

83:40

Mathew Gill takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

83:03

Corner taken by Mathew Gill from the right by-line, clearance made by John Johnson.

82:55

The ball is crossed by Mathew Gill, clearance by Byron Webster.

82:33

A cross is delivered by Chris Zebroski, Byron Webster makes a clearance.

80:59

Corner taken by Arron Davies from the right by-line, Adam Virgo manages to make a clearance.

79:36

Lewis Young has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

78:57

Foul by Matt Harrold on John Johnson, free kick awarded. Byron Webster takes the free kick.

78:31

Shot by Jo Kuffour from inside the area bounces off the post.

76:06

The referee books Ashley Corker for dissent.

74:06

Matt Harrold gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Northampton.Chris Zebroski provided the assist for the goal.

72:42

Outswinging corner taken by Arron Davies from the right by-line, Cian Bolger makes a clearance. The ball is swung over by Lewis Young, Craig Stanley produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

72:33

Ben Tozer produces a cross, clearance by Cian Bolger.

70:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Chris Zebroski. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

68:43

Adam Virgo takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

68:20

Unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by John Johnson results in a free kick. Mathew Gill takes the free kick.

65:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Young on Chris Zebroski. Direct free kick taken by Mathew Gill.

64:19

Matt Harrold challenges John Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

63:08

Adebayo Akinfenwa finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-1 Northampton.

60:09

Lee Brown sends in a cross.

59:25

The ball is crossed by Craig Stanley, clearance by John Johnson.

58:19

Effort from deep inside the area by Ashley Corker clears the bar.

56:35

Wayne Brown is brought on as a substitute for Scott McGleish. Adebayo Akinfenwa is brought on as a substitute for Bas Savage.

56:13

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Stanley, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

56:04

Chris Zebroski sends in a cross, Byron Webster makes a clearance.

54:30

Corner taken right-footed by Jo Kuffour, Unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Bas Savage results in a free kick. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

52:41

Mathew Gill challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mathew Gill receives a yellow card. Cross/shot by Ashley Corker.

51:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill from the left by-line, Byron Webster makes a clearance.

51:18

Craig Stanley delivers the ball, Arron Davies manages to make a clearance.

50:03

Jo Kuffour takes a short corner, Effort from outside the box by Jo Kuffour goes wide right of the target.

49:47

Arron Davies sends in a cross, clearance by Byron Anthony.

48:20

Lewis Young takes a shot. Ben Tozer takes a shot. Cian Bolger gets a block in. Blocked by Adam Virgo.

46:26 +1.26

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

46:24

The ball is swung over by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.

45:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Zebroski on Michael Jacobs. Direct free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

45:44 +0.44

Chris Zebroski produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

45:01

Lewis Young comes on in place of Paul Turnbull.

44:32

Craig Stanley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

43:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Ashley Corker. Direct free kick taken by Byron Anthony.

42:20

Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

40:50

Lee Brown crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Jo Kuffour misses to the left of the goal.

38:58

Matt Harrold challenges Ben Tozer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

37:15

Chris Zebroski replaces Joe Anyinsah.

36:29

Jake Robinson takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

36:13

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi crosses the ball, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

33:28

The ball is swung over by Matt Harrold, clearance by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

32:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Bas Savage. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.

30:42

The ball is delivered by Ashley Corker, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Craig Stanley. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

27:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah by Michael Jacobs. The referee shows Michael Jacobs a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Mathew Gill, Jo Kuffour finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from Mathew Gill.

24:22

Matt Harrold gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Webster. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

23:45

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi delivers the ball.

22:06

Adam Virgo fouled by Jake Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Virgo takes the free kick.

20:49

Corner taken by Arron Davies from the right by-line, clearance made by Adam Virgo.

19:37

Lee Brown produces a cross.

17:21

John Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Westwood.

16:52

The referee gives a free kick against Jo Kuffour for handball. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

14:55

Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McGleish. Mathew Gill crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Ashley Westwood.

14:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi by Matt Harrold. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

13:07

Corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill.

11:53

Corner taken by Mathew Gill, Joe Anyinsah has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

11:16

Corner taken by Mathew Gill from the right by-line, clearance made by Ashley Corker.

6:49

Michael Jacobs has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

3:21

Craig Stanley takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.

1:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Harrold. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

0:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arron Davies by Mathew Gill. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

Match Preview

No new worries for Buckle Bristol Rovers boss Paul Buckle has no new injury concerns ahead of Northampton's visit to the Memorial Stadium as he looks for a response from his players following the defeat to Torquay on Saturday. Buckle's first home game as Pirates manager ended in a 2-1 loss to the club he left Rovers for in May. Midfielder Stuart Campbell and defender Gary Sawyer have yet to feature this season and both are unavailable to Buckle once more. Campbell, who is currently the longest serving member of the Rovers squad, has a hamstring injury and Sawyer, another experienced campaigner, is recuperating from a hernia operation. Buckle will be hoping his side can put an end to Northampton's unbeaten start to the season. Adebayo Akinfenwa will be assessed ahead of Northampton's trip to Bristol Rovers. The big striker sustained a knee injury in the warm-up ahead of the Cobblers` Carling Cup victory over Ipswich and missed the league win at Aldershot on Saturday. "We are just waiting on Bayo. We will wait for the results of the scan to know if we can push him or not at the moment," said Town boss Gary Johnson. "We will look at how much the last three games have taken out of the lads before we pick our team for Tuesday. Whatever happens, we do have competition for places and that makes people concentrate for longer and it keeps people on their toes." Captain John Johnson returns to the squad after suffering a dead leg on the opening day of the season, while Lumbardh Salihu is back in training after a minor knock and he could come into contention.

Formation:433Manager: Paul Buckle

Bristol Rovers

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Johnson

Northampton

  • Scott Bevan
  • Byron Anthony
  • Cian Bolger
  • Adam Virgo
  • Lee Brown
  • Joe Anyinsah
  • Craig Stanley
  • Mathew Gill
  • Jo Kuffour
  • Scott McGleish
  • Matt Harrold
  • SUBS
  • Michael Smith
  • Mustapha Carayol
  • Eliot Richards
  • Wayne Brown
  • Chris Zebroski

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Match Report

Harrold the hero for Rovers Matt Harrold hit a 74th-minute winner to give Bristol Rovers their first home win under boss Paul Buckle with a 2-1 victory over Northampton. The hosts took a 28th-minute lead when Jo Kuffour controlled a Matt Gill free-kick and beat goalkeeper Sam Walker with a right-footed volley on the turn. Substitute Adebayo Akinfenwa equalised after 64 minutes, the ball rebounding in off him as he blocked Cian Bolger's attempted clearance after a goalmouth scramble. But Harrold secured all three points, latching onto Chris Zebroski's mis-hit shot to fire high into the roof of the net from 10 yards. Kuffour hit a post from Wayne Brown's 79th-minute pass and Rovers were worthy winners of a high-tempo contest. It meant a disappointing return to Bristol for former City manager Gary Johnson, now in charge of the Cobblers. But for Buckle it is six points from a possible nine and a good start.

Form Guide

    WL
  • Bristol Rovers
  • VS
  • Northampton
  • DW

Last Meetings

  • Northampton
  • 4 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 19/11/2005
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 0
  • Northampton
  • 07/10/2005
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 03/01/2005
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 25/09/2004
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 07/02/2004
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 26/12/2003

Top Scorers

Bristol Rovers

  • S McGleish 1
  • B Anthony 1
  • M Harrold 1

Northampton

  • A Westwood 1

Goals

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 8
    • Goals per game 4
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Northampton

    • Total goals 5
    • Goals per game 1
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins

possession


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