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BBC Wales' John Hardy
"Referee Paul Alcock made a mockery of a meaningless fixture"
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Saturday, 5 May, 2001, 16:50 GMT 17:50 UK
Bristol Rovers 4-0 Wrexham
Relegated Bristol Rovers bowed out of Division Two on a high note with a 4-0 win against a Wrexham team which finished with nine men.

The visitors had Danny Williams sent off for a 39th-minute foul on Simon Bryant and Lee Trundle was shown a red card 10 minutes from time for dissent.

Mark Walters scored from the spot after a Lee Roche foul in the 28th minute and then moved on to a weak back pass from the same player to make it 2-0.

Second-half strikes from Richie Partridge and Nathan Ellington completed a rout for Rovers.

Referee Paul Alcock booked nine players as well as sending off two in a game which had little at stake for either club.

There were one or two bad tackles, but the yellow card count was as much due to over-officious refereeing as any malice from the players.

Bristol Rovers: Culkin, Wilson, Foran, Jones, Pethick, Walters, Bryant, Astafjevs, Plummer, Gall, Ellington. Subs: O'Reilly, Hogg, Partridge, McKeever, Owusu.

Wrexham: Walsh, Roche, Hardy, Lawrence, Carey, Gibson, Thomas, Williams, Ferguson, Morrell, Trundle. Subs: Dearden, McGregor, Faulconbridge, Russell, Edwards.

Referee: P Alcock (Halstead)

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