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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Whaddon Road Ground
  • Attendance:5,288
  • Zebroski (59) Richards (62)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:48 +2.48

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marlon Pack, Michael Poke makes a save.

91:25 +1.25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Brown on Sido Jombati. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

88:58

Chris Zebroski sends in a cross, save by Scott P Brown.

87:02

The ball is swung over by Marlon Pack.

84:14

Marlon Pack decides to take a short corner, Sido Jombati produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82:50

James Spencer challenges Craig Stanley unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows James Spencer a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Andy Dorman.

81:40

Brian Smikle on for Kaid Mohamed.

80:03

Headed effort from inside the area by Scott McGleish misses to the right of the goal.

77:33

Corner taken short by Marlon Pack, save made by Michael Poke.

77:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McGleish on Keith Lowe. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.

76:25

Booking for Michael Poke.

75:58

Corner taken by Marlon Pack from the right by-line.

73:56

Marlon Pack challenges Craig Stanley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Poke takes the free kick.

72:54

Luke Garbutt delivers the ball, save made by Michael Poke.

72:13

Foul by Gary Sawyer on Jermaine McGlashan, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

69:43

Centre by Luke Summerfield, save by Michael Poke.

69:22

Craig Stanley challenges Jermaine McGlashan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the free kick.

68:24

Luke Summerfield is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.

67:43

Jermaine McGlashan is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.

66:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Sawyer on Jermaine McGlashan. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

65:51

Unfair challenge on James Spencer by Aaron Downes results in a free kick. Marlon Pack takes the indirect free kick.

65:31

Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Brown goes wide right of the goal.

63:35

Outswinging corner taken by Marlon Pack.

62:46

Eliot Richards scores a headed goal from close in. Cheltenham 0-2 Bristol Rovers.Assist by Chris Zebroski.

62:10

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

59:08

Goal scored by Chris Zebroski from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cheltenham 0-1 Bristol Rovers.

57:51

Russell Penn goes off and Jermaine McGlashan comes on. Jeff Goulding replaces Darryl Duffy.

57:39

Craig Stanley takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

57:19

Foul by Kaid Mohamed on Andy Dorman, free kick awarded. Gary Sawyer takes the indirect free kick.

55:53

The referee blows for offside. Michael Poke restarts play with the free kick.

52:40

Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett. Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

51:12

Scott McGleish replaces Joe Anyinsah.

51:08

Sido Jombati delivers the ball, clearance by Cian Bolger.

49:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Woodards on Kaid Mohamed. Marlon Pack takes the indirect free kick.

46:46

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a save.

45:44 +0.44

Dan Woodards takes a shot. Marlon Pack gets a block in.

45:44

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt, Effort on goal by Luke Summerfield from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

45:19

A cross is delivered by Darryl Duffy.

44:40

Unfair challenge on Eliot Richards by Luke Summerfield results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Dorman.

44:17

The ball is sent over by Sido Jombati, save made by Michael Poke.

43:30

The ball is swung over by Gary Sawyer, Chris Zebroski produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.

43:04

Alan Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eliot Richards. Eliot Richards restarts play with the free kick.

42:15

Effort on goal by Kaid Mohamed from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

37:14

Alan Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Anyinsah. Free kick crossed by Craig Stanley, clearance made by Sido Jombati.

34:59

Effort from outside the penalty area by Kaid Mohamed goes wide left of the target.

32:22

Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Marlon Pack. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Marlon Pack.

32:12

Luke Summerfield sends in a cross, Dan Woodards manages to make a clearance.

32:01

The ball is sent over by Russell Penn, clearance by Cian Bolger.

31:05

Foul by Alan Bennett on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Zebroski.

30:03

James Spencer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger. Indirect free kick taken by Cian Bolger.

28:42

Corner taken by Marlon Pack, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.

25:03

Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Save made by Scott P Brown.

17:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy by Gary Sawyer. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

17:20

The ball is crossed by Joe Anyinsah.

16:30

Joe Anyinsah crosses the ball, Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

15:43

The ball is crossed by Keith Lowe, save by Michael Poke.

14:51

Unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy by Cian Bolger results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

14:26

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eliot Richards from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Luke Garbutt.

14:17

Effort from the edge of the area by Chris Zebroski goes wide of the right-hand upright.

12:00

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Darryl Duffy goes wide of the right-hand upright.

11:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Pack on Eliot Richards. Craig Stanley takes the free kick.

10:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Summerfield on Eliot Richards. Craig Stanley takes the free kick.

9:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes by James Spencer. Michael Poke takes the free kick.

9:35

Sido Jombati produces a cross, clearance by Aaron Downes.

6:30

Corner taken by Lee Brown from the right by-line to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Downes on Luke Garbutt. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

3:05

Eliot Richards takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide left of the goal.

2:30

Luke Garbutt takes a shot. Save by Michael Poke.

1:31

Russell Penn challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cian Bolger restarts play with the free kick.

0:20

Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Lowe. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

Match Preview

Elliott out for Robins Cheltenham will be without defender Steve Elliott for their npower League Two clash with Bristol Rovers. Elliott is suffering with a calf strain and will not feature for the Robins in the local derby, with Keith Lowe likely to deputise at the heart of defence. Otherwise, manager Mark Yates has no injury or suspension concerns as Cheltenham take on Rovers knowing a victory could take them top of the table. Josh Low will be hoping for a recall against the club where he began his professional career, and the midfielder insists he and his team-mates are up for any challenge as they continue their quest for promotion. "There's nothing to scare us in this league and we just need to keep doing what we're doing," he told Press Association Sport. Matt Gill could make a return to the Bristol Rovers bench in new manager Mark McGhee's first game in charge. Midfielder Gill has not featured for Rovers since November 26 after undergoing a knee operation but came through 60 minutes for the club's reserve team in midweek and could be involved at Whaddon Road. Otherwise, McGhee will not be able to call on striker Matt Harrold, who could be out for up to two months with an ankle injury, while Mustapha Carayol has also been sidelined with a groin problem. Defender Adam Virgo (knee ligaments) and midfielder Wayne Brown (ankle) remain long-term absentees for the Pirates, as McGhee looks to start his reign with a victory over Rovers' West Country neighbours following his appointment as former boss Paul Buckle's successor on Wednesday.

Formation:451Manager: Mark Yates

Cheltenham

Formation: 352Manager: Mark McGhee

Bristol Rovers

  • Scott P Brown
  • Sido Jombati
  • Alan Bennett
  • Keith Lowe
  • Luke Garbutt
  • James Spencer
  • Russell Penn
  • Marlon Pack
  • Luke Summerfield
  • Kaid Mohamed
  • Darryl Duffy
  • SUBS
  • Joshua Low
  • Jeff Goulding
  • Brian Smikle
  • Jermaine McGlashan
  • Harry Hooman

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Match Report

McGhee makes winning start Goals from Chris Zebroski and Eliot Richards gave Bristol Rovers a 2-0 victory at Cheltenham and got Mark McGhee's reign as manager off to the perfect start. Rovers took a firm grip on the game with a two-goal burst in four minutes either side of the hour mark. Zebroski opened the scoring when he latched onto a perfectly-weighted through ball from recently-arrived substitute Scott McGleish before firing an angled shot past Scott Brown. The rangy striker also played a key role in the Pirates' second goal. When Brown was unable to hold his powerful 25-yard drive and home skipper Alan Bennett hesitated, Richards nipped in to tap home. A poor opening 45 minutes produced little goalmouth action. Indeed, it took until the 44th minute for the game to burst into life, when Zebroski placed a firm header against the outside of a post following Gary Sawyer's left-wing cross. Cheltenham substitutes Jeff Goulding and debutant Jermaine McGlashan both forced saves from Michael Poke before McGleish missed a golden chance to seal the points when he headed narrowly wide.

Form Guide

    WDDWWW
  • Cheltenham
  • VS
  • Bristol Rovers
  • LLLLWD

Last Meetings

  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 3
  • Cheltenham
  • 01/10/2011
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 1
  • Cheltenham
  • 14/02/2006
  • Cheltenham
  • 2 - 3
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 14/01/2006
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 1
  • Cheltenham
  • 22/01/2005
  • Cheltenham
  • 1 - 1
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 29/12/2004
  • Cheltenham
  • 1 - 2
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 03/04/2004

Top Scorers

Cheltenham

  • K Mohamed 7
  • J Spencer 6
  • J Low 3
  • D Duffy 3
  • J Goulding 3
  • L Summerfield 3
  • M Pack 3
  • A Bennett 2
  • S Elliott 1
  • R Penn 1
  • B Smikle 1
  • S Jombati 1

Bristol Rovers

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

Goals

Cheltenham

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (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
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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