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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance:6,512
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:02 +3.02

Unfair challenge on Ryan Clarke by Cian Bolger results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

92:45 +2.45

Mathew Gill takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Clarke makes a clearance.

92:38 +2.38

Eliot Richards produces a cross, Jake Wright gets a block in.

91:38 +1.38

Corner taken by Mathew Gill, Jake Wright makes a clearance.

91:34 +1.34

Centre by Mustapha Carayol, blocked by Jake Wright.

89:02

Corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line to the near post, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

88:23

Foul by Matthew Lund on Scott Rendell, free kick awarded. Liam Davis takes the indirect free kick.

87:40

Scott McGleish challenges Ryan Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

87:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill, Jake Wright makes a clearance.

87:11

Mustapha Carayol crosses the ball, blocked by Damian Batt.

84:02

Oli Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

83:11

Corner taken by Peter Leven played to the near post, Dan Woodards manages to make a clearance.

83:04

The ball is swung over by Lee Holmes, Dan Woodards gets a block in.

81:16

Scott McGleish is brought on as a substitute for Chris Zebroski.

79:28

Oli Johnson crosses the ball, Headed effort on goal by James Constable from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

77:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Whing on Mustapha Carayol. Mustapha Carayol takes the indirect free kick.

76:07

Lee Holmes fouled by Matthew Lund, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

74:18

James Constable takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

73:36

Effort from the edge of the box by Chris Zebroski goes wide of the left-hand post.

73:17

Corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill from the left by-line, Jake Wright makes a clearance.

73:12

A cross is delivered by Mustapha Carayol, blocked by Jake Wright.

72:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Wright on Eliot Richards. Dan Woodards takes the free kick.

70:39

Eliot Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Whing. The ball is crossed by Peter Leven, Scott Rendell takes a shot. Cian Bolger gets a block in.

66:31

Mark Wilson goes off and Oli Johnson comes on. Joe Anyinsah goes off and Eliot Richards comes on.

64:33

Tom Parkes takes a shot. Andrew Whing gets a block in.

63:25

Mark Wilson takes a shot. Tom Parkes gets a block in.

62:27

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

62:19

Centre by Mustapha Carayol, clearance made by Jake Wright.

61:00

Liam Davis produces a cross, clearance made by Cian Bolger.

60:00

Mehdi Kerrouche goes off and Lee Holmes comes on. (Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Mustapha Carayol coming on for Andy Dorman.

59:45

Chris Zebroski has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

58:14

Mark Wilson takes a shot. Save made by Michael Poke.

58:04

Liam Davis sends in a cross, Michael Poke makes a clearance.

55:28

The ball is crossed by James Paterson.

54:41

James Paterson fouled by Mehdi Kerrouche, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Mehdi Kerrouche for unsporting behaviour. Tom Parkes takes the free kick.

54:01

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis.

53:34

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven, Michael Poke manages to make a clearance.

53:18

Liam Davis takes a shot. Fantastic save by Michael Poke.

51:21

The ball is delivered by Chris Zebroski.

49:56

Effort from the edge of the area by Scott Rendell goes wide of the right-hand post.

49:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Constable. Michael Poke takes the indirect free kick.

47:45

Mehdi Kerrouche takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

47:15

Unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

45:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Wright on Chris Zebroski. Matthew Lund takes the indirect free kick.

43:28

The ball is swung over by Dan Woodards, Peter Leven gets a block in.

43:12

Dan Woodards delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew Whing.

42:33

Matthew Lund takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duberry.

42:01

A cross is delivered by Liam Davis, save by Michael Poke.

41:27

Corner taken by Peter Leven played to the near post, clearance made by Lee Brown.

41:20

Centre by Damian Batt, blocked by Lee Brown.

41:08

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis, clearance by Lee Brown.

40:58

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, clearance by Cian Bolger.

40:39

James Constable crosses the ball, clearance by Matthew Lund.

40:28

The ball is delivered by James Constable, Michael Poke manages to make a clearance.

39:56

The ball is delivered by Andy Dorman, Mark Wilson makes a clearance.

38:42

Peter Leven decides to take the corner short.

38:36

Centre by Damian Batt, James Paterson gets a block in.

38:19

Centre by Mehdi Kerrouche, Scott Rendell takes a shot. Cian Bolger gets a block in.

36:19

The ball is swung over by James Constable, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

34:13

Liam Davis crosses the ball, clearance made by James Paterson.

34:05

Mehdi Kerrouche sends in a cross, clearance made by Tom Parkes.

33:06

Matthew Lund delivers the ball, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

30:57

Effort from long range by Liam Davis goes wide right of the target.

30:50

Centre by Damian Batt, clearance made by Dan Woodards.

29:54

Scott Rendell is caught offside. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

28:55

Unfair challenge on Matthew Lund by Andrew Whing results in a free kick. Andrew Whing is shown a yellow card. Cian Bolger takes the free kick.

28:22

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

27:26

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Andrew Whing results in a free kick. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

25:50

Cian Bolger challenges James Constable unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cian Bolger is cautioned. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Wilson from left channel.

25:34

James Paterson produces a cross, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

24:36

The official flags Joe Anyinsah offside. Michael Duberry takes the indirect free kick.

23:51

Corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill, Ryan Clarke makes a brilliant save.

23:44

Centre by Joe Anyinsah, Jake Wright gets a block in.

23:18

Damian Batt delivers the ball, Michael Poke makes a comfortable save.

19:50

Liam Davis sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Lund.

16:43

Centre by Dan Woodards.

16:18

The ball is sent over by Lee Brown, clearance by Liam Davis.

12:24

Damian Batt sends in a cross.

11:59

Mehdi Kerrouche produces a cross, James Paterson gets a block in.

10:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Brown from the right by-line to the near post, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

10:52

Dan Woodards crosses the ball, blocked by Michael Duberry.

10:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Andrew Whing. Indirect free kick taken by Mathew Gill.

8:02

Chris Zebroski produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

7:46

Unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah by Michael Duberry results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Parkes.

7:10

Centre by Liam Davis, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

6:06

Chris Zebroski challenges Damian Batt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

4:01

Chris Zebroski crosses the ball, Peter Leven manages to make a clearance.

2:48

Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mehdi Kerrouche. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Peter Leven, Mathew Gill manages to make a clearance.

2:17

Peter Leven takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Cian Bolger.

2:00

Effort from 25 yards by James Constable. Fantastic save by Michael Poke.

1:40

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Mehdi Kerrouche results in a free kick. Dan Woodards restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Duo missing for Rovers Mark McGhee will be without defenders Gary Sawyer and Aaron Downes as he looks to bounce back from his first defeat as Bristol Rovers manager with victory against Oxford in npower League Two. Rovers slipped up 1-0 at Shrewsbury on Tuesday, ending McGhee's 100 per cent record since taking over at the Memorial Stadium last month, and the Rovers boss will have to contend with the absence of Sawyer and Downes. Sawyer is set to spend three weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring problem, while on-loan Downes has been ruled out of action for as long as another five weeks after suffering knee cartilage damage during the 2-1 victory over Bradford on January 28. Adam Virgo (knee) and Wayne Brown (ankle) remain long-term casualties. Oxford will be without several first-team regulars. Striker Jon-Paul Pittman has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, while veteran defender Tony Capaldi's knee and back troubles have kept him from making his U's debut since arriving from Morecambe in the summer. Forward Tom Craddock is also struggling with a knee complaint which is set to sideline him for up to a month and midfielder Alfie Potter is out for the season after breaking an ankle in training. Oxford manager Chris Wilder could hand a first start to on-loan Swindon frontman Mehdi Kerrouche alongside James Constable, while defender Damien Batt is available once again after serving a two-game suspension. However, midfielder Simon Heslop is a doubt after missing the midweek victory over Dagenham with a heel injury.

Formation:442Manager: Mark McGhee

Bristol Rovers

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

  • Michael Poke
  • Dan Woodards
  • Tom Parkes
  • Cian Bolger
  • James Paterson
  • Lee Brown
  • Andy Dorman
  • Mathew Gill
  • Matthew Lund
  • Joe Anyinsah
  • Chris Zebroski
  • SUBS
  • Scott Bevan
  • Craig Stanley
  • Scott McGleish
  • Mustapha Carayol
  • Eliot Richards

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Match Report

Rovers grateful for Poke Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Michael Poke made several fine saves to ensure his side claimed a goalless draw against Oxford. The best saw him dive full length to fingertip a Liam Davis shot around a post nine minutes into the second half. Poke also made brave stops at the feet of James Constable and Mehdi Kerrouche, while Rovers went close with second-half shots from Lee Brown and Chris Zebroski. Oxford edged the first half and almost went ahead after 43 minutes when Andrew Whing's header from a right-wing corner was cleared off the line by Brown. Rovers failed to test their former keeper Ryan Clarke in the first period and were grateful to centre-back Cian Bolger for blocking a close range shot from Scott Rendell. Both sides battled hard on a soggy pitch, which passed a 1.30pm inspection by referee Phil Gibbs. It was far from a dull goalless draw and Oxford will feel they should have gone home with all the points.

Form Guide

    WDWWWL
  • Bristol Rovers
  • VS
  • Oxford Utd
  • DWLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Oxford Utd
  • 3 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 08/10/2011
  • Oxford Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 15/03/2006
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 1
  • Oxford Utd
  • 13/09/2005
  • Oxford Utd
  • 3 - 2
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 29/01/2005
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 2 - 0
  • Oxford Utd
  • 02/10/2004
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 1
  • Oxford Utd
  • 28/02/2004

Top Scorers

Bristol Rovers

  • M Harrold 7
  • L Brown 6
  • S McGleish 5
  • J Anyinsah 4
  • E Richards 3
  • C Zebroski 2
  • C Bolger 2
  • B Anthony 1
  • D Woodards 1
  • M Carayol 1

Oxford Utd

  • J Constable 10
  • P Leven 5
  • M Duberry 3
  • S Heslop 3
  • J Pittman 3
  • L Davis 2
  • A Potter 2
  • P McLaren 1
  • T Craddock 1
  • D Batt 1
  • A Hall 1
  • O Johnson 1

Goals

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 38
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Oxford Utd

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 41
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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