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Yeovil   0 - 3   Bristol Rovers

Yeovil 0-3 Bristol Rovers

A first-minute goalkeeping blunder by Yeovil keeper Alex McCarthy set Bristol Rovers on their way to victory.

McCarthy took too much time over an early clearance and Jo Kuffour charged it down to put it in the net.

Yeovil had chances to equalise before Rovers made it 2-0 when Dan Jones set up Paul Heffernan to poke home.

Five minutes later it was all over as the home side failed to deal with a loose ball in the box and Kuffour netted his second goal from 10 yards.


Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I was confident once we got the first goal, which was from a great bit of work ethic from Jo Kuffour.

"I thought once we got that goal, they'd have to come out even more and try to attack us and then we could pick them off on counter attacks, and we did that to devastating effect.

"We were desperate for a clean sheet, which makes four in five games."

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset:

"I thought during the first 15 minutes we were scintillating. We put them on the back foot and got plenty of crosses into the box, but Alex's(McCarthy) mistake seemed to knock us a little bit.

"From then on I think we just fell to pieces all over the pitch and I don't think we could claw our way back into the game.

"We didn't play a clever game and to be fair Bristol Rovers were good on the day."


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Saturday, 20 March 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Yeovil 0-3 Bristol Rovers FT
(HT 0-3)
    • Kuffour 4
    • Heffernan 37
    • Kuffour 41

    Yeovil

    • 01 McCarthy
    • 02 Alcock
    • 05 Steven Caulker yellow card
    • 06 Forbes
    • 21 Kalala yellow card
    • 25 MacDonald
    • 27 Davies (Welsh 63)
    • 28 Smith
    • 09 Williams (Davies 24)
    • 10 Tomlin
    • 14 Bowditch

    Substitutes

    • 15 Martin,
    • 07 Davies,
    • 08 Murtagh,
    • 11 Welsh,
    • 16 Murray,
    • 23 Hutchins,
    • 17 Downes

    Bristol Rovers

    • 27 Andersen
    • 05 Coles yellow card
    • 06 Elliott yellow card
    • 15 Anthony
    • 48 Jones
    • 04 Lines
    • 07 Campbell
    • 11 Hughes
    • 16 Blizzard
    • 09 Heffernan (Williams 82)
    • 17 Kuffour

    Substitutes

    • 51 Evans,
    • 02 Regan,
    • 03 Wright,
    • 20 Reece,
    • 23 Swallow,
    • 08 Williams,
    • 28 Richard
    Ref: HaywoodAtt: 5,968
    YEOVIL
    BRISTOL ROVERS

    Possession

    • Yeovil 52%
    • Bristol Rovers 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Yeovil 0
    • Bristol Rovers 3

    Attempts off target

    • Yeovil 7
    • Bristol Rovers 2

    Corners

    • Yeovil 9
    • Bristol Rovers 5

    Fouls

    • Yeovil 4
    • Bristol Rovers 7
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+3:05 Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Welsh from the left by-line, clearance made by Danny Coles.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:52 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 89:53 Nathan Smith takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 88:47 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 87:47 Gavin Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 86:03 Centre by Daniel Jones.
    • 84:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun MacDonald on Jo Kuffour. Free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.
    • 81:47 Substitution (Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Andrew Williams coming on for Paul Heffernan.
    • 78:03 The ball is delivered by Nathan Smith, clearance made by Steve Elliott. Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrew Welsh, clearance made by Dominic Blizzard.
    • 77:37 The ball is crossed by Daniel Jones, Nathan Smith manages to make a clearance.
    • 76:55 Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:55 Booking Steven Caulker receives a yellow card.
    • 76:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Caulker on Daniel Jones.
    • 76:25 Andrew Welsh sends in a cross, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.
    • 74:33 Corner taken by Andrew Welsh from the right by-line, Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
    • 73:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell by JP Kalala. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.
    • 69:42 The ball is sent over by Shaun MacDonald.
    • 67:21 Gavin Tomlin has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 65:59 Effort from inside the area by Craig Alcock misses to the left of the target.
    • 63:11 Jeff Hughes has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
    • 62:42 Substitution Scott Davies leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Welsh.
    • 57:15 Free kick taken by Scott Davies.
    • 57:15 Booking Steve Elliott receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 57:07 Dean Bowditch fouled by Steve Elliott, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 55:58 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell, Shaun MacDonald makes a clearance.
    • 55:22 Direct free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.
    • 55:22 Booking Booking for JP Kalala.
    • 55:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by JP Kalala on Byron Anthony.
    • 52:59 Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick. Effort on goal by Shaun MacDonald from long range goes over the crossbar.
    • 52:59 Booking Danny Coles is cautioned.
    • 52:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Danny Coles.
    • 51:13 The ball is sent over by Stuart Campbell, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
    • 50:18 Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Campbell, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
    • 47:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Arron Davies. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 45:38 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Davies from the right by-line, Steve Elliott makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the left by-line.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:16 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:48 Paul Heffernan is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
    • 45:00+0:52 Stuart Campbell sends in a cross, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
    • 45:00+0:06 Short corner taken by Stuart Campbell from the left by-line.
    • 43:41 Foul by Paul Heffernan on Terrell Forbes, free kick awarded. Alex McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
    • 40:49 GOAL - Jo KuffourYeovil 0 - 3 Bristol Rovers Jo Kuffour finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Yeovil 0-3 Bristol Rovers.
    • 36:23 Assist on the goal came from Jeff Hughes.
    • 36:23 GOAL - Paul HeffernanYeovil 0 - 2 Bristol Rovers A goal is scored by Paul Heffernan from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 0-2 Bristol Rovers.
    • 36:20 Centre by Jeff Hughes,
    • 35:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Steve Elliott. Arron Davies takes the direct free kick.
    • 31:31 Corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Terrell Forbes goes wide left of the goal.
    • 30:12 Dominic Blizzard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Davies. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caulker.
    • 29:29 The ball is crossed by Arron Davies, save made by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 25:59 Corner from right by-line taken by Stuart Campbell.
    • 25:16 The assistant referee signals for offside against Dean Bowditch. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coles.
    • 23:20 Substitution Sam Williams leaves the field to be replaced by Arron Davies.
    • 22:36 Outswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the right by-line.
    • 21:15 Inswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the left by-line.
    • 20:30 Stuart Campbell challenges Gavin Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Alcock restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:48 The ball is swung over by Craig Alcock.
    • 14:19 Stuart Campbell produces a cross, Jo Kuffour has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
    • 13:35 Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell, clearance made by Scott Davies.
    • 12:35 The ball is sent over by Sam Williams.
    • 11:53 The official flags Jo Kuffour offside. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.
    • 10:01 Corner taken by Scott Davies, Stuart Campbell manages to make a clearance.
    • 7:38 Gavin Tomlin crosses the ball, save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 7:25 The ball is swung over by Nathan Smith.
    • 6:35 JP Kalala sends in a cross, Dean Bowditch produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
    • 3:53 GOAL - Jo KuffourYeovil 0 - 1 Bristol Rovers Jo Kuffour scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 0-1 Bristol Rovers.
    • 2:57 Unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Jeff Hughes results in a free kick. Gavin Tomlin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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