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  • Date:06 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena
  • Brough (13) Smith (56)
  • Hoskins (16)
Goal!

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93mins

Liam Hatch receives a yellow card for time wasting.

90mins

Foul by Jeff Hughes on Gary Smith, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

89mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Chris Moore goes wide of the left-hand post.

86mins

Eliot Richards is brought on as a substitute for Wayne Brown.

86mins

Curtis Main is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Byron Anthony restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Wayne Brown goes into the referee's book. (Darlington) makes a substitution, with Josh Gray coming on for Chris Senior. Unfair challenge on Curtis Main by Wayne Brown results in a free kick. Aaron Brown takes the free kick.

83mins

Corner taken by Ben Swallow from the right by-line, Gary Smith makes a clearance.

81mins

The referee blows for offside against Curtis Main. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Green.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Main by Byron Anthony. Free kick crossed by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, clearance by Gary Sawyer.

78mins

Michael Brough gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Lines. Danny Coles restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

John Akinde is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

77mins

The ball is sent over by Ben Swallow, save made by Sam Russell.

76mins

Byron Anthony fouled by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Byron Anthony.

75mins

Curtis Main comes on in place of Tommy Wright. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Senior by Byron Anthony. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

75mins

Shot by Chris Moore. Save made by Mike Green.

73mins

Byron Anthony fouled by Tommy Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Byron Anthony.

73mins

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

72mins

The ball is delivered by Aaron Brown, Effort from 12 yards by Chris Moore. Mike Green makes a save.

71mins

Ben Swallow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Wright. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

71mins

Curled right-footed shot by Ben Swallow. Comfortable save by Sam Russell.

70mins

Effort on goal by John Akinde from 25 yards. Blocked by Aaron Brown.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Akinde on Liam Hatch. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Foul by Ian Miller on Jo Kuffour, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Chris Lines from the free kick, blocked by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

66mins

Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Brown from the right by-line, clearance made by Liam Hatch.

66mins

Effort from 18 yards by John Akinde. Sam Russell makes a save.

65mins

Liam Hatch challenges John Akinde unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Brown takes the free kick.

63mins

(Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Ben Swallow coming on for Charles Reece.

61mins

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, save made by Mike Green.

59mins

The ball is swung over by Gary Smith, save by Mike Green.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Ian Miller.

57mins

Gary Smith scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Darlington 2-1 Bristol Rovers.

55mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Wayne Brown.

55mins

Short corner worked by Wayne Brown.

55mins

Charles Reece has a drilled shot. Blocked by Aaron Brown.

54mins

Chris Senior is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Green.

53mins

Foul by John Akinde on Daniel Hone, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

51mins

Byron Anthony is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Chris Senior by Byron Anthony results in a free kick. Aaron Brown restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Tommy Wright. Indirect free kick taken by Byron Anthony.

50mins

Aaron Brown crosses the ball, clearance by Byron Anthony.

49mins

Jeff Hughes crosses the ball, comfortable save by Sam Russell.

48mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Michael Brough. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Lines, Liam Hatch makes a clearance.

46mins

Chris Lines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

45mins

Tommy Wright takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Daniel Hone. Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Brown,

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Hone on Jo Kuffour. Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Foul by John Akinde on Liam Hatch, free kick awarded. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

44mins

Marc Bridge-Wilkinson delivers the ball, clearance by Charles Reece.

43mins

Foul by Ian Miller on Chris Lines, free kick awarded. Mike Green takes the free kick.

41mins

Liam Hatch has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

41mins

Aaron Brown crosses the ball, Danny Coles makes a clearance.

40mins

Gary Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Coles. Mike Green takes the indirect free kick.

40mins

Michael Brough takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Mike Green. Short corner taken by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson from the right by-line.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Aaron Brown, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Foul by Chris Lines on Gary Smith, free kick awarded. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Aaron Brown.

35mins

Wayne Brown delivers the ball, clearance by Gary Smith.

34mins

The offside flag is raised against Chris Senior. Free kick taken by Mike Green.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Brown on Carl Regan. Carl Regan takes the indirect free kick.

30mins

John Akinde comes on in place of Will Hoskins. Gary Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Hoskins. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

26mins

The referee shows Gary Smith a yellow card. Foul by Gary Smith on Charles Reece, free kick awarded. Will Hoskins produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

25mins

Aaron Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles Reece. Carl Regan restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Jo Kuffour has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

23mins

Chris Moore crosses the ball.

22mins

Shot by Michael Brough. Danny Coles gets a block in.

21mins

Will Hoskins takes a shot. Sam Russell makes a save.

20mins

Wayne Brown takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by Wayne Brown from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Liam Hatch. Save by Sam Russell.

19mins

Danny Coles fouled by Tommy Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Green.

19mins

Effort from 18 yards by Chris Lines. Sam Russell makes a save.

17mins

A goal is scored by Will Hoskins from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Darlington 1-1 Bristol Rovers.Will Hoskins fouled by Liam Hatch, the ref awards a free kick.

16mins

Shot by Wayne Brown. Gary Smith gets a block in.

14mins

Michael Brough finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Darlington 1-0 Bristol Rovers.

13mins

Shot from 25 yards by Chris Lines. Liam Hatch gets a block in. Corner taken by Wayne Brown, clearance by Liam Hatch.

11mins

Shot by Gary Sawyer. Save made by Sam Russell.

9mins

Wayne Brown has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

7mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Wright by Danny Coles. Sam Russell takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Will Hoskins is caught offside. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

4mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tommy Wright. Byron Anthony takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Foul by Tommy Wright on Byron Anthony, free kick awarded. Mike Green takes the free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Striker woe for Quakers Darlington could be without two of their strikers when they take on League One Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup. Liam Hatch was refused permission to play in the previous round of the competition due to the terms of his loan agreement from Peterborough, and the same restriction applied to Jefferson Louis who is on loan from Gainsborough Trinity. However, manager Mark Cooper will endeavour to negotiate Hatch's release this time around. Carlisle have given permission for attacking midfielder Marc Bridge-Wilkinson to play and he will almost certainly start after continuing his fine form with the winning goal against AFC Wimbledon last weekend. Striker Danny Powell left the club this week after his loan expired from MK Dons and he will definitely not feature. That means Tommy Wright is likely to lead the line alongside Chris Senior. Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope has no injury concerns for the trip. Trollope will have to decide whether to name an unchanged team for the fifth game in a row or make changes after the 3-1 defeat to Plymouth in midweek. The Pirates midfield could change against the Blue Square Bet Premier side with Wayne Brown and Dominic Blizzard pushing for a place in the starting line-up. Youngster Charlie Reece should keep his place after his recent run of first-team opportunities while Chris Lines and Stuart Campbell are set to retain their places after fully recovering from knocks. Ben Swallow and John Akinde could be included after some impressive reserve outings recently and would give Trollope more attacking options.

Formation:4411Manager: Mark Cooper

Darlington

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Trollope

Bristol Rovers

  • Sam Russell
  • Ian Miller
  • Daniel Hone
  • Aaron Brown
  • Liam Hatch
  • Chris Moore
  • Gary Smith
  • Michael Brough
  • Chris Senior
  • Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
  • Tommy Wright
  • SUBS
  • Nick Thompson
  • Paul Arnison
  • Jamie Chandler
  • Gareth Waite
  • Curtis Main
  • Josh Gray
  • Kevin Austin

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Match Report

Smith sinks sorry Rovers Gary Smith was the hero as Darlington upset League One Bristol Rovers 2-1. Both sides scored inside four first-half minutes with Darlington's Michael Brough bagging his first goal for the club after a quarter of an hour. Brough drove home from 20 yards after good work down the right by winger Chris Moore. But the Pirates pegged their Blue Square Premier hosts back with dangerman Will Hoskins curling home a low free-kick after being fouled by Liam Hatch. Rovers felt the incident occurred inside the penalty area so felt justice was done but soon after Hoskins scored, the Rovers striker had to leave the field injured. His absence affected the League One side and 12 minutes into the second half Darlington took the lead again. Rovers' Wayne Brown intercepted Brough's pass but diverted the ball on to his post with the rebound falling kindly for Smith to tap into an empty net. In the closing stages Rovers piled on the pressure with sub John Akinde charging down the left but his blast was tipped away by Sam Russell.

possession


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