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  • Date:06 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance:4,875
  • Richards (40)
  • Murray (18) Angella (29)
    Murray (34)
Goal!

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92:49 +2.49

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

92:05 +2.05

Chance falls to Javi Acuna Caballero who heads at goal. Steve Mildenhall parries the ball but the danger is not over.

91:58 +1.58

Marco Cassetti crosses the ball.

91:18 +1.18

Shot by Oliver Norburn went wide left of the target.

88:38

Connor Smith makes a clearance.

85:36

Diego Fabbrini takes a shot. Parried by Steve Mildenhall back into danger.

84:41

A cross is delivered by Almen Abdi.

82:01

Diego Fabbrini has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

80:31

Eliot Richards has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

78:51

The ball is crossed by Alefe Santos.

76:47

Shot by John-Joe O'Toole.

76:18

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

75:38

Booking for Daniel Pudil.

74:43

Oliver Norburn takes a shot. Jonathan Bond safely holds on.

74:11

Free kick crossed by Sean Murray.

73:45

Mitch Harding is brought on as a substitute for Tom Lockyer.

73:30

Almen Abdi on for Cristian Battocchio.

73:06

Tom Parkes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javi Acuna Caballero.

71:18

Sean Murray delivers the ball.

68:10

David Clarkson leaves the field to be replaced by Alefe Santos.

66:51

Oliver Norburn restarts play with the free kick.

65:24

Free kick crossed by Oliver Norburn.

64:54

Marco Cassetti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ellis Harrison.

62:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Clarkson.

60:40

Diego Fabbrini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Steve Mildenhall parries the effort to safety.

59:02

Free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

58:25

Ellis Harrison takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

57:10

Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

56:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Murray on David Clarkson.

54:47

Oliver Norburn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

53:37

Jonathan Bond takes the free kick.

52:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Oliver Norburn.

51:36

Oliver Norburn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:27

Foul by Javi Acuna Caballero on Michael Smith, free kick awarded.

50:42

Eliot Richards takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jonathan Bond catches the ball.

50:22

Oliver Norburn restarts play with the free kick.

50:05

Unfair challenge on John-Joe O'Toole by Reece Brown results in a free kick.

48:22

Ellis Harrison takes a weak shot and went wide left of the target.

48:11

Oliver Norburn sends in a cross.

47:09 +2.09

Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

46:23 +1.23

Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

45:49 +0.49

The referee shows Diego Fabbrini a yellow card.

45:44 +0.44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Diego Fabbrini on Oliver Norburn.

45:01

Lloyd Doyley comes on in place of Gabriele Angella.

44:52

Unfair challenge on Daniel Pudil by Michael Smith results in a free kick.

44:25

John-Joe O'Toole takes a shot. Jonathan Bond safely holds on.

42:09

Shot by Javi Acuna Caballero went over the net.

40:04

Eliot Richards slots the ball right footed into the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-3 Watford.

39:51

Corner from the left by-line taken by Oliver Norburn.

36:35

Oliver Norburn takes the free kick.

36:28

Diego Fabbrini challenges Oliver Norburn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

34:28

Sean Murray scores a right footed goal. Bristol Rovers 0-3 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Javi Acuna Caballero.

33:38

Sean Murray takes a strike on goal from the free kick which goes harmlessly over the bar.

32:48

Tom Parkes concedes a free kick for a foul on Javi Acuna Caballero.

29:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Murray. Gabriele Angella heads the ball into the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-2 Watford.Assist by Sean Murray.

27:41

The ball is crossed by Cristian Battocchio.

22:02

The ball is crossed by Marco Faraoni.

19:11

Marco Faraoni takes the free kick.

19:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ellis Harrison on Marco Faraoni.

18:04

Sean Murray grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Bristol Rovers 0-1 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Marco Faraoni.

16:39

David Clarkson takes a shot and strikes the post.

14:47

Free kick taken by Sean Murray.

13:18

The ball is swung over by David Clarkson.

11:47

A cross is delivered by Daniel Pudil.

10:26

Javi Acuna Caballero has an effort at goal. Parried by Steve Mildenhall back into danger.

9:29

The ball is delivered by Ellis Harrison.

5:59

Oliver Norburn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5:39

Reece Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Eliot Richards.

Match Preview

Injury headache continues for Ward Bristol Rovers are down to the bear bones as they look to cause an upset in their Capital One Cup clash with Watford. Manager John Ward could only name six substitutes as his injury-ravaged squad lost 2-1 to Exeter onSaturday and he says it will be three weeks before any of his absentees return. Matt Gill, Garry Kenneth, Fabian Broghammer, Seanan Clucas, Jim Paterson and Danny Woodards remain sidelined while Matt Harrold andJordan Goddard's late withdrawals in Devon leaves Ward with few options for the Memorial Ground clash with last season's Championship play-off finalists. Eliot Richards, who scored against the Grecians, could be moved upfront while Alefe Santos' cameo performance could see him given the nod from the start. Ikechi Anya will miss Watford's trip. The winger starred during Saturday's 1-0 victory at Birmingham but will miss out at the Memorial Stadium with a minor calf complaint, although he is expected to be okay for the weekend. Long-term absentees Nyron Nosworthy (Achilles) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) remain sidelined. Manager Gianfranco Zola is expected to make changes to his starting XI with the likes of Diego Fabbrini, Javier Caballero, Cristian Battocchio, Daniel Pudil and Joel Ekstrand, among others, coming into contention.

Formation:442Manager: John Ward

Bristol Rovers

Formation: 352Manager: Gianfranco Zola

Watford

  • Steve Mildenhall
  • Michael Smith
  • Lee Brown
  • Oliver Norburn
  • Tom Parkes
  • Mark McChrystal
  • Tom Lockyer
  • John-Joe O'Toole
  • Eliot Richards
  • David Clarkson
  • Ellis Harrison
  • SUBS
  • Mitch Harding
  • Conor Gough
  • Shaquille Hunter
  • Alefe Santos
  • Pat Keary
  • Josh Southway

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