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  • Date:04 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance:5,943
  • Hoskins (7) Hoskins (10)
  • Wright-Phillips (57) Mason (68)
    Zubar (80)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

92:33 +2.33

Jo Kuffour produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

91:14 +1.14

A cross is delivered by Gary Sawyer, clearance made by Onismor Bhasera.

90:33 +0.33

Karl Duguid comes on in place of Kari Arnason.

90:14 +0.14

Centre by Eliot Richards, clearance by Stephane Zubar.

90:06 +0.06

A cross is delivered by Eliot Richards, clearance made by Bondz N'Gala.

89:36

The ball is swung over by Carl Regan, clearance by Curtis Nelson.

89:25

Jeff Hughes crosses the ball, Carl Fletcher makes a clearance.

88:36

Corner taken by Stuart Campbell from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Kari Arnason.

88:30

A cross is delivered by Charles Reece, blocked by Curtis Nelson.

87:14

Centre by Jo Kuffour, clearance made by Onismor Bhasera.

86:33

Carl Regan produces a cross, clearance by Stephane Zubar.

86:13

Corner taken by Stuart Campbell, clearance by Kari Arnason.

85:56

Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Save by David Button.

85:11

Eliot Richards produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

84:34

The ball is delivered by Jeff Hughes, clearance made by Kari Arnason.

82:50

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

82:36

The ball is crossed by Chris Lines, clearance made by Bondz N'Gala.

82:19

Bradley Wright-Phillips challenges Gary Sawyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.

81:58

The ball is crossed by Chris Lines, Kari Arnason makes a clearance.

81:38

A cross is delivered by Jo Kuffour, Carl Fletcher manages to make a clearance.

80:02

Stephane Zubar finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Bristol Rovers 2-3 Plymouth.Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Campbell on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Assist by Onismor Bhasera.

77:05

Centre by Kari Arnason, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.

76:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Regan on Yannick Bolasie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yannick Bolasie from left wing, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance.

76:00

Carl Fletcher delivers the ball, clearance made by Carl Regan.

75:48

Yannick Bolasie produces a cross, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.

75:05

A cross is delivered by Charles Reece, clearance made by Bondz N'Gala.

74:25

The referee penalises Bradley Wright-Phillips for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Regan.

74:25

Bradley Wright-Phillips handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Byron Anthony takes the indirect free kick.

73:31

Long distance effort from Stuart Campbell misses to the left of the goal.

71:38

Jo Kuffour on for Ben Swallow. Wayne Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Charles Reece.

70:53

The ball is sent over by Yannick Bolasie, clearance by Chris Lines.

70:41

The ball is sent over by Chris Clark.

70:20

Yannick Bolasie produces a shot from just outside the box that bounces off the post.

69:24

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Blocked by Byron Anthony. Corner taken right-footed by Joe Mason from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Gary Sawyer.

68:13

Joe Mason scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-2 Plymouth.Assist by Stephane Zubar.

68:04

Stephane Zubar sends in a cross, clearance made by Wayne Brown.

67:40

Chris Lines is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Carl Fletcher takes the free kick.

66:22

Yannick Bolasie on for Rory Patterson.

64:41

The ball is delivered by Ben Swallow.

63:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Hoskins by Bondz N'Gala. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ben Swallow from right wing, clearance by Bondz N'Gala.

63:28

Joe Mason crosses the ball.

61:16

Foul by Chris Lines on Rory Patterson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.

58:28

Kari Arnason goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Kari Arnason on Stuart Campbell, free kick awarded. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.

58:15

The ball is crossed by Rory Patterson, clearance made by Chris Lines.

57:24

Bradley Wright-Phillips finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Plymouth.Assist by Bondz N'Gala.

56:52

The referee books Ben Swallow for unsporting behaviour. Ben Swallow challenges Rory Patterson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Onismor Bhasera restarts play with the free kick.

56:33

The ball is delivered by Carl Regan, clearance by Curtis Nelson.

55:24

Centre by Jeff Hughes, Curtis Nelson makes a clearance.

54:40

Rory Patterson sends in a cross, clearance made by Byron Anthony. Inswinging corner taken by Onismor Bhasera, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.

54:40

The ball is swung over by Rory Patterson, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance. Onismor Bhasera takes the inswinging corner, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.

53:48

The ball is swung over by Onismor Bhasera, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.

50:23

Unfair challenge on Rory Patterson by Byron Anthony results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Rory Patterson from the free kick.

49:27

Shot from long distance by Kari Arnason goes wide of the left-hand post.

49:20

Centre by Onismor Bhasera, clearance by Byron Anthony.

47:29

The ball is crossed by Onismor Bhasera, save by Mikkel Andersen.

47:17 +2.17

James Paterson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.

47:16

Rory Patterson crosses the ball, Byron Anthony gets a block in.

47:02 +2.02

Shot by James Paterson. Save by Mikkel Andersen.

46:50 +1.50

The ball is sent over by Chris Clark, clearance by Jeff Hughes.

46:05 +1.05

The ball is delivered by Onismor Bhasera, blocked by Byron Anthony.

45:01

Bondz N'Gala replaces James Paterson.

44:57

The ball is crossed by Rory Patterson, save by Mikkel Andersen.

43:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Chris Lines. David Button takes the indirect free kick.

41:21

The ball is crossed by Gary Sawyer, save by David Button.

40:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Fletcher on Eliot Richards. Ben Swallow delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, James Paterson manages to make a clearance.

40:01

Rory Patterson produces a cross, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.

37:53

Booking for James Paterson for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eliot Richards by James Paterson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stuart Campbell from right wing.

37:15

The ball is sent over by Rory Patterson, clearance by Carl Regan.

35:28

Stephane Zubar is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephane Zubar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eliot Richards. Stuart Campbell takes the direct free kick.

35:05

James Paterson produces a cross, clearance by Jeff Hughes.

34:45

The ball is crossed by Ben Swallow, save by David Button.

34:38

The ball is crossed by Ben Swallow, clearance by James Paterson.

33:43

Unfair challenge on Bradley Wright-Phillips by Stuart Campbell results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Onismor Bhasera from right wing, save by Mikkel Andersen.

32:54

Ben Swallow takes a shot. Save made by David Button.

32:17

Unfair challenge on Carl Fletcher by Chris Lines results in a free kick. Carl Fletcher restarts play with the free kick.

31:31

Carl Regan fouled by Onismor Bhasera, the ref awards a free kick. Mikkel Andersen takes the indirect free kick.

31:16

Wayne Brown sends in a cross, Stephane Zubar manages to make a clearance.

30:38

Kari Arnason produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

30:18

Centre by Jeff Hughes, clearance by Onismor Bhasera.

29:27

The ball is crossed by Onismor Bhasera, Mikkel Andersen makes a save.

28:46

The ball is delivered by James Paterson, Carl Regan gets a block in. Corner taken by Joe Mason, Stuart Campbell makes a clearance.

28:27

A cross is delivered by Kari Arnason, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.

26:57

Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save by David Button.

23:06

The ball is crossed by Onismor Bhasera, save made by Mikkel Andersen.

22:36

The ball is delivered by Rory Patterson, clearance by Carl Regan.

21:43

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Ben Swallow gets a block in.

21:04

Carl Regan crosses the ball, James Paterson gets a block in.

19:12

Chris Clark gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Swallow. Jeff Hughes takes the free kick.

17:32

Centre by Stephane Zubar.

16:18

The ball is delivered by Will Hoskins, David Button makes a comfortable save.

15:53

Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save by David Button.

14:11

Gary Sawyer challenges Bradley Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Fletcher takes the indirect free kick.

13:47

Stuart Campbell decides to take a short corner, Ben Swallow produces a cross, clearance by Rory Patterson.

13:09

Kari Arnason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Brown. Byron Anthony takes the indirect free kick.

12:20

Rory Patterson goes into the referee's book.

12:15

Stephane Zubar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes. Free kick crossed by Stuart Campbell.

11:52

Booking for Rory Patterson.

10:41

Will Hoskins finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-0 Plymouth.

9:27

The ball is sent over by Stuart Campbell, clearance made by Carl Fletcher.

7:13

Will Hoskins grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Plymouth.Assist by Eliot Richards.

6:08

The ball is crossed by Bradley Wright-Phillips, blocked by Gary Sawyer. Onismor Bhasera takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.

5:40

The ball is sent over by Will Hoskins.

4:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Lines by James Paterson. Byron Anthony takes the free kick.

4:13

Centre by Bradley Wright-Phillips, clearance by Byron Anthony.

2:03

The ball is crossed by Jeff Hughes, clearance made by Kari Arnason.

1:42

Wayne Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.

0:24

The ball is delivered by Onismor Bhasera, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.

The game gets underway.

The second half begins.

The first half comes to an end.

Match Preview

Patterson to assess Akinde Bristol Rovers caretaker manager Darren Patterson could again be without striker John Akinde for the home clash with Plymouth. Akinde missed the 2-0 defeat to MK Dons on New Year's Day due to a slight groin strain but Patterson was able to call on Jo Kuffour, who had recovered from illness. Kuffour will continue alongside Will Hoskins up front if Akinde fails to make it. Patterson, whose side had not played for over three weeks before New Year's Day due to a series of postponements, has no other new injury concerns. Midfielder Jeff Hughes and striker Eliot Richards are both pushing for starting berths after stepping off the substitutes' bench at half-time at stadiummk. The Pirates, chasing their first league win in 10 games, have slipped to within four points of the relegation zone. Crisis-club Plymouth will hope to lift some of the gloom when they head to the Memorial Stadium. Argyle are facing financial difficulties off the field and manager Peter Reid has conceded he will have to sell his star names in the transfer window. The Pilgrims began life without star man Craig Noone with a hard-earned 0-0 draw against Yeovil on Saturday and Reid was impressed with his replacement, youngster Joe Mason. "Since I've been here, I've always though Joe was a really good footballer," said Reid. "Hopefully, this little run (in the team) will bring this confidence out of him because some of the things he does are really good." Mason, 19, is likely to retain his place in a three-pronged attack as Reid has no injury worries to contend with. Therefore, Argyle could remain unchanged as they look to go five matches unbeaten.

Formation:442Manager:

Bristol Rovers

Formation: 433Manager: Peter Reid

Plymouth

  • Mikkel Andersen
  • Carl Regan
  • Byron Anthony
  • Gary Sawyer
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Wayne Brown
  • Stuart Campbell
  • Chris Lines
  • Ben Swallow
  • Eliot Richards
  • Will Hoskins
  • SUBS
  • Mike Green
  • James Tunnicliffe
  • Dominic Blizzard
  • Jo Kuffour
  • Charles Reece
  • Harry Pell
  • Lamar Powell

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Match Report

Pilgrims revival rocks Rovers Stephane Zubar completed a stirring Plymouth fightback by heading an 80th-minute winner to secure a 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium. Will Hoskins shot Rovers into an eighth-minute lead and added a second two minutes later, rounding goalkeeper David Button after a dreadful error by Carl Fletcher. Bradley Wright-Phillips started Plymouth's comeback by turning to shoot home after 58 minutes and strike-partner Joe Mason capitalised on more poor defending to fire a 67th-minute equaliser from close range. Zubar was then allowed room to nod the winner from a free-kick to leave Rovers' caretaker boss Darren Patterson without a point from his first two games in charge. Plymouth hit a post through substitute Yannick Bolasie after 70 minutes and Rovers were also denied by the woodwork when Button clipped a low effort from substitute Jo Kuffour onto a post. Both sides had chances in an exciting climax but it was nearly 800 Argyle fans who were celebrating at the final whistle.

Form Guide

    LLDDLL
  • Bristol Rovers
  • VS
  • Plymouth
  • LLWWDD

Last Meetings

  • Plymouth
  • 3 - 1
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 02/11/2010
  • Plymouth
  • 1 - 2
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 10/01/1998
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 1
  • Plymouth
  • 09/08/1997
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 2 - 0
  • Plymouth
  • 25/02/1997
  • Plymouth
  • 0 - 1
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 21/09/1996
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 2 - 0
  • Plymouth
  • 15/04/1995

Top Scorers

Bristol Rovers

  • W Hoskins 8
  • J Kuffour 3
  • B Anthony 3
  • C Lines 2
  • J Hughes 2
  • W Brown 1

Plymouth

  • B Wright-Phillips 12
  • R Patterson 2
  • R Johnson 2
  • C Fletcher 1
  • L Summerfield 1
  • S Zubar 1
  • D Parrett 1
  • Y Bolasie 1
  • J Mason 1

Goals

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Plymouth

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 26
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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