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Bristol Rovers   2 - 3   Plymouth

Bristol Rovers 2-3 Plymouth Argyle

Bristol Rovers 2-3 Plymouth

Plymouth Argyle staged a stunning comeback to beat Bristol Rovers.

Will Hoskins netted Rovers' early goals, both drilled home from 12 yards out after some poor Argyle defending.

But Bradley Wright-Phillips started Plymouth's fightback by turning to slot home and strike-partner Joe Mason knocked in to draw the visitors level.

The winner came from Stephane Zubar, who was given room to glance the ball in off the back of his head, past stranded Rovers keeper Mikkel Andersen.

Both sides had chances in the dying minutes but it was Peter Reid's side who took all three points, lifting them away from the League One relegation zone into 12th place, leaving Rovers' caretaker boss Darren Patterson without a point from his first two games in charge.


Bristol Rovers caretaker manager Darren Patterson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We've gifted the game away, we simply don't do the ugly side of it very well, simple mistakes are absolutely killing us.

"We've got a lot of technically gifted players, but what we need are a couple of horrible so-and-sos to get hold of people when you're winning and see it through.

"We want to make sure we keep clean sheets and do the horrible side of football which, at the minute, we're not doing very well."

Plymouth manager Peter Reid told BBC Radio Devon:

"We started slowly, they were dominating us and we couldn't get out of our half.

"At half-time we just changed it round a wee bit, and it worked for us, but the players deserve every bit of credit.

"The players were fantastic - away from home 2-0 down - I think that speaks for itself the result speaks for itself, excellent."

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol R 2-3 Plymouth FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Hoskins 8
  • Hoskins 11
  • Wright-Phillips 58
  • Mason 69
  • Zubar 81

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Andersen
  • 02 Regan
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 15 Anthony
  • 04 Lines
  • 07 Campbell
  • 11 Hughes
  • 14 Brown (Reece 72)
  • 23 Swallow yellow card (Kuffour 72)
  • 08 Hoskins
  • 18 Richard

Substitutes

  • 13 Green,
  • 06 Tunnicliffe,
  • 16 Blizzard,
  • 20 Reece,
  • 22 Pell,
  • 17 Kuffour,
  • 28 Powell

Plymouth

  • 31 Button
  • 11 Arnason yellow card (Duguid 90+1)
  • 15 Bhasera
  • 35 Nelson
  • 36 Zubar yellow card
  • 04 Fletcher
  • 06 Clark
  • 29 Paterson yellow card (Ngala 46)
  • 08 Patterson yellow card (Bolasie 67)
  • 10 Wright-Phillips
  • 16 Mason

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu,
  • 02 Duguid,
  • 03 Ngala,
  • 23 Timar,
  • 19 Bolasie,
  • 21 Peterlin
Ref: BoothAtt: 5,943
BRISTOL R
PLYMOUTH

Possession

  • Bristol R 41%
  • Plymouth 59%

Attempts on target

  • Bristol R 6
  • Plymouth 6

Attempts off target

  • Bristol R 3
  • Plymouth 5

Corners

  • Bristol R 3
  • Plymouth 5

Fouls

  • Bristol R 10
  • Plymouth 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:51 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+2:33 Jo Kuffour has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 90:00+1:14 Gary Sawyer sends in a cross, clearance made by Onismor Bhasera.
  • 90:00+0:33 Substitution Kari Arnason leaves the field to be replaced by Karl Duguid.
  • 90:00+0:14 The ball is crossed by Eliot Richards, clearance made by Stephane Zubar.
  • 90:00+0:06 The ball is sent over by Eliot Richards, Bondz N'Gala makes a clearance.
  • 89:36 A cross is delivered by Carl Regan, clearance made by Curtis Nelson.
  • 89:25 Jeff Hughes sends in a cross, clearance made by Carl Fletcher.
  • 88:36 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kari Arnason.
  • 88:30 The ball is swung over by Charles Reece, blocked by Curtis Nelson.
  • 87:14 The ball is swung over by Jo Kuffour, clearance by Onismor Bhasera.
  • 86:33 Centre by Carl Regan, Stephane Zubar manages to make a clearance.
  • 86:13 Inswinging corner taken by Stuart Campbell from the right by-line, clearance made by Kari Arnason.
  • 85:56 Jo Kuffour takes a shot. David Button makes a save.
  • 85:11 Eliot Richards produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 84:34 The ball is delivered by Jeff Hughes, Kari Arnason makes a clearance.
  • 82:50 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 82:36 A cross is delivered by Chris Lines, Bondz N'Gala manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Sawyer by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:58 A cross is delivered by Chris Lines, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:38 Jo Kuffour crosses the ball, clearance by Carl Fletcher.
  • 80:02 Stuart Campbell challenges Bradley Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Assist by Onismor Bhasera.
  • 80:02 GOAL - Stephane ZubarBristol Rovers 2 - 3 Plymouth Stephane Zubar finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Bristol Rovers 2-3 Plymouth.
  • 77:05 Kari Arnason crosses the ball, clearance by Jeff Hughes.
  • 76:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by Carl Regan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yannick Bolasie from left wing, clearance by Jeff Hughes.
  • 76:00 The ball is delivered by Carl Fletcher, Carl Regan manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:48 A cross is delivered by Yannick Bolasie, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.
  • 75:05 Charles Reece produces a cross, clearance by Bondz N'Gala.
  • Correction - 74:25 Handball by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Byron Anthony.
  • 74:25 Bradley Wright-Phillips handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Carl Regan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 73:31 Stuart Campbell produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 71:38 Substitution Charles Reece is brought on as a substitute for Wayne Brown.
  • 71:38 Substitution Jo Kuffour joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Swallow.
  • 70:53 The ball is sent over by Yannick Bolasie, Chris Lines manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:41 Chris Clark sends in a cross.
  • 70:20 Yannick Bolasie has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty area hitting the post.
  • 69:24 Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Byron Anthony gets a block in. Corner taken by Joe Mason played to the near post, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.
  • 68:13 The assist for the goal came from Stephane Zubar.
  • 68:13 GOAL - Joe MasonBristol Rovers 2 - 2 Plymouth Joe Mason finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-2 Plymouth.
  • 68:04 The ball is sent over by Stephane Zubar, clearance by Wayne Brown.
  • 67:40 Chris Lines is adjudged to have handled the ball. Carl Fletcher takes the free kick.
  • 66:22 Substitution Yannick Bolasie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rory Patterson.
  • 64:41 The ball is swung over by Ben Swallow.
  • 63:57 Bondz N'Gala concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Hoskins. Ben Swallow crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Bondz N'Gala.
  • 63:28 The ball is crossed by Joe Mason.
  • 61:16 Rory Patterson fouled by Chris Lines, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.
  • 58:28 Kari Arnason challenges Stuart Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikkel Andersen takes the indirect free kick.
  • 58:28 Booking Kari Arnason receives a caution.
  • 58:15 The ball is crossed by Rory Patterson, Chris Lines manages to make a clearance.
  • 57:24 The assist for the goal came from Bondz N'Gala.
  • 57:24 GOAL - Bradley Wright-PhillipsBristol Rovers 2 - 1 Plymouth Bradley Wright-Phillips scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Plymouth.
  • 56:52 Ben Swallow concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory Patterson. Onismor Bhasera takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:52 Booking Caution for Ben Swallow.
  • 56:33 A cross is delivered by Carl Regan, clearance by Curtis Nelson.
  • 55:24 The ball is delivered by Jeff Hughes, Curtis Nelson makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 54:40 Rory Patterson produces a cross, clearance made by Byron Anthony. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Onismor Bhasera, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:40 The ball is swung over by Rory Patterson, Byron Anthony makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Onismor Bhasera from the right by-line, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.
  • 53:48 Onismor Bhasera sends in a cross, clearance by Gary Sawyer.
  • 50:23 Byron Anthony gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory Patterson. Rory Patterson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 49:27 Kari Arnason produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
  • 49:20 Onismor Bhasera delivers the ball, clearance by Byron Anthony.
  • 47:29 The ball is crossed by Onismor Bhasera, save made by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 47:16 The ball is swung over by Rory Patterson, Byron Anthony gets a block in.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution Bondz N'Gala on for James Paterson.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:37 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+2:17 Corner taken by James Paterson from the right by-line to the near post, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.
  • 45:00+2:02 James Paterson has a drilled shot. Save made by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 45:00+1:50 A cross is delivered by Chris Clark, clearance by Jeff Hughes.
  • 45:00+1:05 The ball is swung over by Onismor Bhasera, Byron Anthony gets a block in.
  • 44:57 Rory Patterson sends in a cross, Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
  • 43:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Lines on Kari Arnason. Free kick taken by David Button.
  • 41:21 The ball is sent over by Gary Sawyer, save made by David Button.
  • 40:52 Carl Fletcher challenges Eliot Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ben Swallow from right wing, clearance by James Paterson.
  • 40:01 Rory Patterson crosses the ball, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.
  • 37:53 James Paterson challenges Eliot Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Campbell crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 37:53 Booking James Paterson is cautioned.
  • 37:15 Rory Patterson delivers the ball, clearance by Carl Regan.
  • 35:28 Stephane Zubar challenges Eliot Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:28 Booking Stephane Zubar is given a yellow card.
  • 35:05 A cross is delivered by James Paterson, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.
  • 34:45 The ball is crossed by Ben Swallow, save made by David Button.
  • 34:38 Ben Swallow produces a cross, clearance made by James Paterson.
  • 33:43 Stuart Campbell challenges Bradley Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Onismor Bhasera, save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 32:54 Ben Swallow takes a shot. David Button makes a save.
  • 32:17 Carl Fletcher fouled by Chris Lines, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Fletcher restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Regan by Onismor Bhasera. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.
  • 31:16 The ball is delivered by Wayne Brown, Stephane Zubar manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:38 Kari Arnason takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 30:18 The ball is swung over by Jeff Hughes, clearance by Onismor Bhasera.
  • 29:27 A cross is delivered by Onismor Bhasera, save by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 28:46 The ball is delivered by James Paterson, Carl Regan gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Joe Mason, Stuart Campbell manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:27 Kari Arnason delivers the ball, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.
  • 26:57 Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save made by David Button.
  • 23:06 The ball is delivered by Onismor Bhasera, save made by Mikkel Andersen.
  • 22:36 Rory Patterson produces a cross, Carl Regan manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:43 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Swallow.
  • 21:04 The ball is swung over by Carl Regan, blocked by James Paterson.
  • 19:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Clark on Ben Swallow. Jeff Hughes takes the free kick.
  • 17:32 Centre by Stephane Zubar.
  • 16:18 Will Hoskins produces a cross, save by David Button.
  • 15:53 Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save by David Button.
  • 14:11 Gary Sawyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.
  • 13:47 Short corner worked by Stuart Campbell, The ball is swung over by Ben Swallow, Rory Patterson manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Brown by Kari Arnason. Indirect free kick taken by Byron Anthony.
  • Correction - 12:20 Booking Booking for Rory Patterson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 12:15 Stephane Zubar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stuart Campbell from left wing.
  • 11:52 Booking Rory Patterson is booked.
  • 10:41 GOAL - Will HoskinsBristol Rovers 2 - 0 Plymouth Will Hoskins scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-0 Plymouth.
  • 9:27 The ball is delivered by Stuart Campbell, clearance made by Carl Fletcher.
  • 7:13 Assist on the goal came from Eliot Richards.
  • 7:13 GOAL - Will HoskinsBristol Rovers 1 - 0 Plymouth Will Hoskins scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Plymouth.
  • 6:08 Bradley Wright-Phillips crosses the ball, Gary Sawyer gets a block in. Corner taken by Onismor Bhasera from the right by-line played to the near post, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.
  • 5:40 The ball is swung over by Will Hoskins.
  • 4:56 Unfair challenge on Chris Lines by James Paterson results in a free kick. Byron Anthony takes the indirect free kick.
  • 4:13 The ball is crossed by Bradley Wright-Phillips, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.
  • 2:03 The ball is sent over by Jeff Hughes, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
  • 1:42 Carl Fletcher fouled by Wayne Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.
  • 0:24 Onismor Bhasera sends in a cross, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 4 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 22 22 43
2 Southampton 22 17 37
3 Bournemouth 22 16 36
4 Huddersfield 23 7 36
5 Charlton 22 4 34
6 Sheff Wed 22 12 33
7 Peterborough 21 1 33
8 Hartlepool 21 -3 32
9 MK Dons 22 -4 32
10 Brentford 21 1 31
11 Colchester 21 0 31
12 Plymouth 22 -3 30
13 Oldham 20 3 29
14 Notts County 21 1 29
15 Exeter 22 -7 29
16 Carlisle 21 5 28
17 Rochdale 21 3 28
18 Swindon 22 -2 28
19 Leyton Orient 21 -2 27
20 Tranmere 21 -8 25
21 Bristol R 21 -14 22
22 Yeovil 21 -15 20
23 Dag & Red 21 -14 18
24 Walsall 21 -20 17


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