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Brentford   1 - 3   Bristol Rovers

Brentford 1-3 Bristol Rovers

Brentford 1-3 Bristol Rovers

Chris Dickson scored twice on his debut as high-flying Bristol Rovers shattered Brentford's unbeaten home record.

Dickson put the visitors ahead on 10 minutes, lashing home after outmuscling Brentford defender Alan Bennett.

His second came after he lobbed Bees keeper Lewis Price from 20 yards before Aaron Lescott slid home to finish a flowing counter-attack and make it 3-0.

Charlie MacDonald reduced the arrears after the break when he hammered home the goal of the game from 30 yards.


Brentford manager Andy Scott told BBC London 94.9:

"Absolutely delighted with the second half but if they don't respond to being 3-0 down then I'd be very worried. It really grates with me that we've worked on this all week.

"We knew they were going to try to counter attack us with the two pacy boys upfront. Two straight balls for the first two goals and the third one Cleveland's not gone with the runner.

"Three of the most basic errors you could possibly make having been so strong defensively last week at Huddersfield.

"They've had four shots on our goal in the whole game and scored three goals. It's unacceptable."

Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:

"the hallmark of any team near the top of the table is to win when you're not at your flowing best and we've not been at that today by and stretch of the imagination.

"It was a great goal from Aaron Lescott. We worked on a few aspects that we thought we could hurt Brentford with and it worked almost identically."

"we know if we can get Chris(Dickson) down the sides of centre-halves he's got the pace and power to cause problems and he can finish.

"he knows Joe Kuffour off the pitch but if we can get them working a bit closer together and form a partnership can go from strength to strength.

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Saturday, 19 September 2009

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brentford 1-3 Bristol Rovers FT
(HT 0-3)
  • MacDonald 58
  • Dickson 11
  • Dickson 27
  • Lescott 41

Brentford

  • 01 Price
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 05 Phillips
  • 06 Bennett
  • 16 Wood
  • 23 Wilson
  • 11 Weston (Bean 44)
  • 12 Taylor
  • 13 Hunt (Saunders 45)
  • 08 Kabba
  • 10 MacDonald

Substitutes

  • 21 Bull,
  • 04 Bean,
  • 14 Foster ,
  • 22 Osborne,
  • 24 Lewis Ferrell,
  • 27 Blake,
  • 07 Saunders

Bristol Rovers

  • 27 Andersen yellow card
  • 02 Regan
  • 05 Coles
  • 15 Anthony
  • 32 Lescott
  • 03 Wright
  • 04 Lines
  • 07 Campbell
  • 11 Hughes
  • 09 Dickson (Williams 64)
  • 17 Kuffour (Blizzard 75)

Substitutes

  • 51 Evans,
  • 06 Elliott,
  • 16 Blizzard,
  • 20 Reece,
  • 23 Swallow,
  • 08 Williams,
  • 10 Duffy
Ref: HooperAtt: 6,528
BRENTFORD
BRISTOL ROVERS

Possession

  • Brentford 50%
  • Bristol Rovers 50%

Attempts on target

  • Brentford 5
  • Bristol Rovers 4

Attempts off target

  • Brentford 7
  • Bristol Rovers 3

Corners

  • Brentford 9
  • Bristol Rovers 3

Fouls

  • Brentford 9
  • Bristol Rovers 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:49 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+4:25 Corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood to the near post, Carl Regan makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:35 Steven Kabba is penalised for a handball. Mikkel Andersen takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+0:05 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Mark Phillips misses to the right of the target.
  • 88:24 Sam Wood challenges Mark Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Regan takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:06 James Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Campbell. Mikkel Andersen takes the direct free kick.
  • 84:32 Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Aaron Lescott makes a clearance.
  • 83:04 Shot from inside the area by Cleveland Taylor clears the bar.
  • 82:38 Chris Lines challenges Sam Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Wilson.
  • 82:04 The ball is delivered by Sam Saunders, Close range header by Cleveland Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 81:02 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders.
  • 79:28 Effort from just outside the area by Sam Wood goes over the bar.
  • 75:56 The official flags Mark Phillips offside. Direct free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 75:31 Foul by Byron Anthony on Kevin O'Connor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sam Saunders.
  • 75:13 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell, Marcus Bean makes a clearance.
  • 74:49 Substitution Jo Kuffour leaves the field to be replaced by Dominic Blizzard.
  • 74:04 Mark Phillips fouled by Andrew Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewis Price.
  • 71:45 The official flags Charlie MacDonald offside. Mikkel Andersen takes the direct free kick.
  • 71:11 Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 65:55 Foul by Marcus Bean on Andrew Williams, free kick awarded. Chris Lines produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 64:53 Shot by Marcus Bean from a long way out goes over the target.
  • 64:08 Shot from outside the box by Stuart Campbell goes wide right of the target.
  • 63:33 Substitution (Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Andrew Williams coming on for Chris Dickson.
  • 58:59 Steven Kabba handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 57:52 GOAL - Charlie MacDonaldBrentford 1 - 3 Bristol Rovers Charlie MacDonald fires in a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Brentford 1-3 Bristol Rovers.
  • 56:12 Unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Carl Regan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Wood.
  • 55:27 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:28 Sam Saunders takes the inswinging corner, save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 53:05 Strike on goal comes in from Sam Saunders from the free kick, Stuart Campbell gets a block in.
  • 53:05 Booking Mikkel Andersen is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 52:32 Mikkel Andersen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Kabba.
  • 51:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Dickson. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Price.
  • 50:40 Foul by Mark Phillips on Jo Kuffour, free kick awarded. Stuart Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:58 Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Dickson misses to the left of the goal.
  • 48:21 Foul by Carl Regan on Cleveland Taylor, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Aaron Lescott manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:43 The offside flag is raised against Charlie MacDonald. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:26 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+3:06 Mark Phillips challenges Jo Kuffour unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikkel Andersen takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 45:00+0:30 Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell to the near post, Danny Coles takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Price.
  • 45:00+0:30 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell.
  • 43:18 Substitution David Hunt goes off and Sam Saunders comes on.
  • 43:18 Substitution Marcus Bean replaces Myles Weston.
  • 40:49 Assist on the goal came from Chris Dixon.
  • 40:49 GOAL - Aaron LescottBrentford 0 - 3 Bristol Rovers Aaron Lescott finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 0-3 Bristol Rovers.
  • Correction - 40:49 Assist on the goal came from Chris Dickson.
  • 38:53 Aaron Lescott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor. James Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:29 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 30:25 Steven Kabba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 29:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Dixon on Mark Phillips. Lewis Price restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:14 Kevin O'Connor takes the outswinging corner, Danny Coles manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:49 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin O'Connor from the right by-line, clearance by Byron Anthony.
  • 26:52 Carl Regan provided the assist for the goal.
  • 26:52 GOAL - Chris DixonBrentford 0 - 2 Bristol Rovers Goal scored by Chris Dixon from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-2 Bristol Rovers.
  • Correction - 26:52 Assist on the goal came from Carl Regan.
  • Correction - 26:52 GOAL - Chris DicksonBrentford 0 - 2 Bristol Rovers Chris Dickson finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-2 Bristol Rovers.
  • 25:18 Steven Kabba concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Regan. Free kick taken by Byron Anthony.
  • 23:32 Kevin O'Connor takes a short corner.
  • 23:03 Handball decision goes against Mark Wright. Direct free kick taken by Sam Wood.
  • 20:31 Corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood from the left by-line, Steven Kabba takes a shot. Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
  • 19:26 Handball decision goes against Jeff Hughes. David Hunt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:16 Mark Phillips fouled by Jo Kuffour, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewis Price.
  • 15:13 Effort from close range by Charlie MacDonald goes wide left of the target.
  • 13:15 Foul by Myles Weston on Jo Kuffour, free kick awarded. Stuart Campbell takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:14 Close range effort by Mark Phillips goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • Correction - 10:08 Jo Kuffour provided the assist for the goal.
  • Correction - 10:08 GOAL - Chris DicksonBrentford 0 - 1 Bristol Rovers A goal is scored by Chris Dickson from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 10:08 Assist on the goal came from Jo Kuffour.
  • 10:08 GOAL - Chris DixonBrentford 0 - 1 Bristol Rovers Chris Dixon finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Bristol Rovers.
  • 8:52 Jeff Hughes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Lewis Price.
  • 1:53 Charlie MacDonald challenges Byron Anthony unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
  • 0:55 Chris Lines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald. Direct free kick taken by Sam Wood.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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League One results

19 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brentford 1-3 Bristol Rovers R
Brighton 2-3 Southend R
Colchester 2-0 Hartlepool R
Exeter 2-1 Tranmere R
Leeds United 4-1 Gillingham R
Millwall 3-1 Huddersfield R
Norwich 2-2 Charlton R
Oldham 2-0 Carlisle R
Southampton 2-0 Yeovil R
Stockport 2-1 Leyton Orient R
Walsall 1-1 Swindon R
Wycombe 0-1 MK Dons R

League One table snapshot

As it stood on 19 Sep 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leeds United 8 12 22
2 Charlton 8 12 20
3 Bristol Rovers 8 7 18
4 MK Dons 8 4 17
5 Colchester 8 8 14
6 Huddersfield 8 7 14
7 Swindon 8 -2 13
8 Southend 8 3 11
9 Gillingham 8 3 10
10 Millwall 8 0 10
11 Brentford 8 -1 10
12 Walsall 8 -1 10
13 Stockport 8 -2 9
14 Norwich 8 -3 9
15 Exeter 8 -3 9
16 Oldham 8 -3 9
17 Carlisle 8 -3 8
18 Hartlepool 8 -3 8
19 Brighton 8 -7 8
20 Yeovil 8 -3 6
21 Leyton Orient 8 -5 6
22 Wycombe 8 -6 5
23 Tranmere 8 -13 3
24 Southampton 8 -1 -2