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Bristol Rovers   0 - 0   Brentford

Bristol Rovers 0-0 Brentford

A brilliant save from Wojciech Szczesny earned Brentford a point in a goalless draw at Bristol Rovers.

Rovers looked set to take all three points but Chris Lines's shot from point-blank range was somehow blocked by the diving Bees keeper.

Charlie MacDonald hit the post for Brentford in the first half and Leon Legge saw a header bounce off of the top of the crossbar.

Meanwhile, Karleigh Osborne produced two goal-line clearances for the Bees.


Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We thought we deserved to win the game. We dominated large spells of the first half, passed it as well as we've passed it for a while.

"In the second half it was a mixed bag, but the introduction of Elliot Richards sparked us back to life and we just couldn't unlock them.

"We didn't quite produce that bit of quality in the final third and when we did their keeper had the answers."

Brentford boss Andy Scott told BBC London 94.9:

"Wojciech Szczesny made an absolutely remarkable save and he passes it off like a run of the mill save, so we just let him get on with it.

"We created a lot of chances and got the ball in good areas, but we didn't have that spark or magic to go past.

"The lads have been fantastic this season and deserve all the credit they get."

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol Rovers 0-0 Brentford FT
(HT 0-0)

      Bristol Rovers

      • 27 Andersen
      • 02 Regan
      • 05 Coles
      • 48 Jones
      • 04 Lines
      • 07 Campbell
      • 11 Hughes
      • 20 Reece (Richard 76)
      • 23 Swallow
      • 08 Williams
      • 17 Kuffour (Duffy 37)

      Substitutes

      • 51 Evans,
      • 33 Clarke,
      • 03 Wright,
      • 21 Clough,
      • 31 Cooper,
      • 10 Duffy,
      • 28 Richard

      Brentford

      • 53 Szczesny
      • 14 Foster
      • 22 Osborne
      • 32 Leon Legge
      • 02 O'Connor
      • 11 Weston (Ainsworth 64)
      • 16 Wood
      • 20 Diagouraga
      • 09 Cort
      • 10 MacDonald
      • 23 Grabban

      Substitutes

      • 21 Bull,
      • 27 Blake,
      • 07 Saunders,
      • 13 Hunt,
      • 17 Ainsworth,
      • 18 Strevens
      Ref: Paul TierneyAtt: 6,048
      BRISTOL ROVERS
      BRENTFORD

      Possession

      • Bristol Rovers 52%
      • Brentford 48%

      Attempts on target

      • Bristol Rovers 7
      • Brentford 4

      Attempts off target

      • Bristol Rovers 9
      • Brentford 4

      Corners

      • Bristol Rovers 8
      • Brentford 4

      Fouls

      • Bristol Rovers 7
      • Brentford 13
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+1:08 The match has reached full-time.
      • 89:57 Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Campbell, clearance by Carl Cort.
      • 89:44 Ben Swallow has an effort at goal. Leon Legge gets a block in.
      • 89:36 Centre by Carl Regan, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
      • 88:37 Stuart Campbell produces a cross, Leon Legge makes a clearance.
      • 88:26 Jeff Hughes produces a cross, Karleigh Osborne manages to make a clearance.
      • 87:36 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell played to the near post, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
      • 87:11 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell from the right by-line to the near post, Leon Legge makes a clearance.
      • 87:04 Andrew Williams produces a cross, blocked by Karleigh Osborne.
      • 86:13 Lewis Grabban challenges Jeff Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jeff Hughes.
      • 85:32 Effort from the edge of the area by Jeff Hughes goes wide of the right-hand post.
      • 84:07 The ball is delivered by Danny Foster, Charlie MacDonald has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Daniel Jones gets a block in.
      • 82:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Darryl Duffy. Karleigh Osborne restarts play with the free kick.
      • 81:52 Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell, clearance made by Leon Legge.
      • 81:23 Elliot Richard delivers the ball, Chris Lines has a drilled shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 80:20 Darryl Duffy produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
      • 78:36 Lewis Grabban is penalised for a handball. Stuart Campbell takes the direct free kick.
      • 77:07 Lewis Grabban crosses the ball, Daniel Jones makes a clearance.
      • 75:48 Substitution Elliot Richard is brought on as a substitute for Charles Reece.
      • 75:05 Foul by Jeff Hughes on Toumani Diagouraga, free kick awarded. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
      • 74:59 Ben Swallow crosses the ball, Danny Foster makes a clearance.
      • 74:07 Carl Cort challenges Stuart Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.
      • 73:19 Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, Jeff Hughes gets a block in.
      • 71:43 Sam Wood delivers the ball, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.
      • 70:42 Andrew Williams fouled by Leon Legge, the ref awards a free kick. Jeff Hughes takes the free kick.
      • 70:11 Lionel Ainsworth produces a cross, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.
      • 69:41 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 69:21 The ball is delivered by Lewis Grabban, clearance by Daniel Jones.
      • 68:36 Andrew Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Legge. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 67:43 The official flags Sam Wood offside. Mikkel Andersen takes the indirect free kick.
      • 67:00 The ball is sent over by Charlie MacDonald, clearance by Danny Coles.
      • 63:47 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell from the right by-line played to the near post, Danny Coles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Legge. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
      • 62:56 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Lionel Ainsworth coming on for Myles Weston.
      • 61:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Jones by Charlie MacDonald. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
      • 61:01 Centre by Danny Foster, clearance by Danny Coles.
      • 58:33 Kevin O'Connor takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Toumani Diagouraga on Andrew Williams. Indirect free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 56:32 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Swallow from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Chris Lines goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 56:16 Darryl Duffy crosses the ball, Andrew Williams takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 53:59 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Swallow, clearance made by Sam Wood.
      • 53:46 Jeff Hughes produces a cross, clearance made by Lewis Grabban.
      • 53:08 Toumani Diagouraga challenges Stuart Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stuart Campbell, Leon Legge makes a clearance.
      • 52:32 Andrew Williams fouled by Leon Legge, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Lines takes the free kick.
      • 50:20 Lewis Grabban takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.
      • 49:48 Danny Foster sends in a cross, clearance by Carl Regan.
      • 47:40 Ben Swallow crosses the ball.
      • 46:27 Kevin O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Williams. Free kick crossed by Stuart Campbell, Leon Legge makes a clearance.
      • 45:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Foster on Ben Swallow. Free kick crossed by Jeff Hughes.
      • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:06 The half-time whistle blows.
      • 44:41 The official flags Charlie MacDonald offside. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 44:01 Andrew Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Legge.
      • 42:53 The referee blows for offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.
      • 42:10 The ball is swung over by Sam Wood, clearance by Daniel Jones.
      • 40:58 Shot on goal by Chris Lines from just inside the area goes over the target.
      • 40:44 Jeff Hughes fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jeff Hughes.
      • 39:33 Unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor by Chris Lines results in a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.
      • 38:32 Stuart Campbell takes the outswinging corner, Charles Reece produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
      • 38:16 Andrew Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 36:58 Substitution (Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Darryl Duffy coming on for Jo Kuffour.
      • 36:40 A cross is delivered by Charles Reece.
      • 35:22 Carl Regan concedes a free kick for a foul on Myles Weston. A cross is delivered by Sam Wood, Leon Legge takes a shot.
      • 34:37 Myles Weston produces a cross, Carl Regan manages to make a clearance.
      • 34:25 A cross is delivered by Danny Foster, Daniel Jones makes a clearance.
      • 34:00 Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin O'Connor, save by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 33:38 Charlie MacDonald produces a volleyed right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that bounces off the post.
      • 30:26 Charles Reece delivers the ball.
      • 30:05 Charles Reece produces a cross, Karleigh Osborne manages to make a clearance.
      • 28:55 The ball is sent over by Danny Foster.
      • 27:55 The ball is crossed by Charles Reece, Danny Foster makes a clearance.
      • 26:45 Karleigh Osborne fouled by Andrew Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 25:22 Corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the left by-line, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Karleigh Osborne goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 25:06 Toumani Diagouraga sends in a cross, Lewis Grabban has a volleyed shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 23:50 Ben Swallow sends in a cross, clearance made by Karleigh Osborne.
      • 23:32 Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Blocked by Karleigh Osborne.
      • 23:04 Chris Lines fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Campbell takes the direct free kick.
      • 22:23 Lewis Grabban crosses the ball, clearance made by Daniel Jones.
      • 21:18 Centre by Charles Reece, Leon Legge makes a clearance.
      • 20:04 The referee blows for offside. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
      • 19:18 A cross is delivered by Myles Weston, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.
      • 19:01 Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, clearance by Daniel Jones.
      • 18:30 The ball is sent over by Carl Regan, volleyed right-footed shot by Ben Swallow. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 18:18 A cross is delivered by Andrew Williams, Danny Foster manages to make a clearance.
      • 17:43 Charlie MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Jones. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 17:17 The ball is crossed by Kevin O'Connor, Carl Regan makes a clearance.
      • 16:07 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevin O'Connor, Danny Coles makes a clearance.
      • 16:00 Centre by Lewis Grabban, Jeff Hughes gets a block in.
      • 15:20 Charles Reece produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
      • 14:03 Ben Swallow fouled by Danny Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Campbell restarts play with the free kick, The ball is sent over by Ben Swallow, clearance made by Lewis Grabban.
      • 13:29 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 12:54 Carl Cort takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 11:32 The ball is delivered by Carl Cort, save made by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 11:02 Chris Lines produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide left of the goal.
      • 10:24 Shot by Andrew Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
      • 9:53 The ball is sent over by Ben Swallow, clearance made by Karleigh Osborne.
      • 9:07 Charles Reece produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 7:29 Centre by Jeff Hughes, Danny Foster makes a clearance.
      • 5:26 Centre by Ben Swallow, clearance by Sam Wood.
      • 4:12 The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban, clearance made by Carl Regan.
      • 1:54 The referee blows for offside against Carl Cort. Indirect free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
      • 1:34 Kevin O'Connor produces a cross.
      • 0:37 Unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor by Chris Lines results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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      League One table snapshot

      As it stood on 17 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Norwich 43 39 89
      2 Leeds United 43 30 80
      3 Millwall 43 32 79
      4 Swindon 43 16 78
      5 Charlton 43 20 77
      6 Huddersfield 43 20 74
      7 Colchester 43 12 68
      8 Southampton 42 36 66
      9 Bristol Rovers 43 -6 62
      10 MK Dons 43 -4 59
      11 Brentford 42 3 57
      12 Walsall 43 -6 55
      13 Carlisle 43 -4 54
      14 Brighton 43 -6 52
      15 Hartlepool 43 -6 51
      16 Oldham 42 -13 50
      17 Yeovil 43 -6 49
      18 Leyton Orient 43 -10 48
      19 Gillingham 43 -12 47
      20 Exeter 43 -13 46
      21 Tranmere 42 -31 44
      22 Wycombe 43 -21 41
      23 Southend 43 -20 39
      24 Stockport 43 -50 25


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