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Brentford   1 - 0   Bristol Rovers

Brentford v Bristol Rovers

Brentford 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Gary Alexander's penalty was enough for Brentford to see off a determined Bristol Rovers.

Myles Weston was brought down in the box by keeper Conrad Logan, leaving Alexander to step up and slot home.

Alexander almost made it 2-0 but his header was tipped wide by Logan while, at the other end, Will Hoskins' close-range volley flew over the bar.

Rovers pushed on after the break but Hoskins could not beat keeper Richard Lee, who made a string of fine saves.


Brentford caretaker manager Nicky Forster told BBC London 94.9:
"We can be better than we were but it's been a long time since we had to grind out a result but the lads again have been magnificent.

"Nathan Burn did well and showed energy, enthusiasm and was unlucky not to score.

"I had to leave our captain out today but it sends out the message that people have to earn the right to wear the jersey."

Bristol Rovers manager Dave Penney told BBC Radio Bristol:
"It's never a penalty. The kid's (Myles Weston) overstretched and ended up sliding in to nick it before Conrad (Logan), Conrad's pulled out and he's half jumped over the top of him.

"The chance Will Hoskins had when he goes around the goalkeeper who fetches him down, (should have been a) penalty for us.

"You can make your own mind up on the decisions, I've watched them three or four times and obviously the ref's made two mistakes there, at least."

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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brentford 1-0 Bristol R FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Alexander (pen) 20

    Brentford

    • 01 Lee
    • 03 Woodman
    • 04 Bean (O'Connor 58)
    • 22 Osborne
    • 27 Neilson
    • 32 Legge (Balkestein 68)
    • 07 Saunders
    • 11 Weston (Byrne 77)
    • 20 Diagouraga
    • 10 MacDonald
    • 29 Alexander

    Substitutes

    • 31 Moore,
    • 06 Balkestein,
    • 02 O'Connor,
    • 33 Byrne,
    • 18 Bignall,
    • 19 Grabban,
    • 23 Simpson

    Bristol Rovers

    • 36 Logan yellow card
    • 03 Sawyer yellow card
    • 05 Coles
    • 37 Senda (Kuffour 82)
    • 38 Ifil
    • 04 Lines yellow card
    • 11 Hughes
    • 34 Kalala
    • 35 G Williams (Reece 88)
    • 08 Hoskins
    • 09 Howe

    Substitutes

    • 13 Green,
    • 19 Bolger,
    • 26 Cooper,
    • 20 Reece,
    • 33 Davies,
    • 17 Kuffour,
    • 18 Richard
    Ref: PawsonAtt: 5,944
    BRENTFORD
    BRISTOL R

    Possession

    • Brentford 49%
    • Bristol R 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Brentford 5
    • Bristol R 4

    Attempts off target

    • Brentford 4
    • Bristol R 7

    Corners

    • Brentford 4
    • Bristol R 9

    Fouls

    • Brentford 11
    • Bristol R 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:31 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:56 Unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Rene Howe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.
    • 90:00+2:56 Corner taken left-footed by Jeff Hughes, save made by Richard Lee.
    • 90:00+1:45 JP Kalala fouled by Craig Woodman, the ref awards a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:45 Nathan Byrne takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
    • 90:00+0:15 Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan.
    • 89:43 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.
    • 89:23 Close range shot by Charles Reece clears the bar.
    • 88:45 Chris Lines is caught offside. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.
    • 88:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rene Howe by Karleigh Osborne. Free kick crossed by Gary Sawyer.
    • 87:42 Substitution Gavin Williams goes off and Charles Reece comes on.
    • 86:31 Nathan Byrne produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 81:54 Corner taken by Gavin Williams played to the near post, Robbie Neilson manages to make a clearance.
    • 81:54 Substitution Jo Kuffour is brought on as a substitute for Danny Senda.
    • 79:47 Will Hoskins fouled by Karleigh Osborne, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Williams crosses the ball, Danny Coles takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
    • 79:17 Gary Alexander produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 76:06 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Nathan Byrne coming on for Myles Weston.
    • 74:48 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
    • 73:16 Will Hoskins challenges Robbie Neilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.
    • 70:08 Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams from the left by-line, clearance made by Gary Alexander.
    • 67:24 Foul by Kevin O'Connor on JP Kalala, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Sawyer.
    • 67:24 Substitution Pim Balkestein comes on in place of Leon Legge.
    • 60:47 Unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by Gavin Williams results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders, save by Conrad Logan.
    • 58:38 The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie MacDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
    • 57:58 Substitution Kevin O'Connor comes on in place of Marcus Bean.
    • 57:10 Myles Weston is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
    • 55:48 Jeff Hughes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 55:07 Will Hoskins has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • 53:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by JP Kalala. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.
    • 51:09 Corner taken by Gavin Williams played to the near post, Gary Alexander manages to make a clearance.
    • 49:37 Sam Saunders takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Danny Senda.
    • 49:01 Danny Coles has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • 48:34 Gavin Williams takes the inswinging corner, Marcus Bean manages to make a clearance.
    • 47:37 Gary Alexander challenges JP Kalala unfairly and gives away a free kick. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 46:20 Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, Leon Legge takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.
    • 46:20 Outswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders, Leon Legge takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
    • 46:07 Sam Saunders takes a shot. Gary Sawyer gets a block in.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:31 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:58 Will Hoskins produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.
    • Correction - 44:18 Jerel Ifil concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Saunders. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders from left wing, save by Conrad Logan.
    • 44:18 Jerel Ifil concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Saunders. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders from left wing.
    • 42:31 Corner taken by Sam Saunders played to the near post, Rene Howe makes a clearance.
    • 42:10 Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
    • 41:19 Chris Lines takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 38:09 Foul by Danny Senda on Myles Weston, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders from left wing, clearance made by Jerel Ifil.
    • 37:29 Gary Sawyer challenges Sam Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.
    • 37:29 Booking Gary Sawyer receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 36:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Jeff Hughes. Gavin Williams crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
    • 35:07 Charlie MacDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Sawyer. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
    • 33:32 The referee blows for offside against Will Hoskins. Richard Lee takes the free kick.
    • 31:21 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jeff Hughes, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:51 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jeff Hughes from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Leon Legge.
    • 30:25 Gavin Williams takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Toumani Diagouraga makes a clearance.
    • 29:39 Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Williams from the left by-line to the near post, Leon Legge manages to make a clearance.
    • 25:36 Unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Myles Weston results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.
    • 21:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Legge on Rene Howe. Danny Senda takes the direct free kick.
    • 21:21 Will Hoskins concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Woodman. Richard Lee takes the free kick.
    • 20:15 Effort on goal by Will Hoskins from long range goes over the crossbar.
    • 19:06 Penalty awarded for a foul by Conrad Logan on Myles Weston.
    • 19:06 GOAL - Gary AlexanderBrentford 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers Gary Alexander scores a penalty. Brentford 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 18:00 Booking Conrad Logan is cautioned.
    • 16:26 Marcus Bean is ruled offside. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:43 Chris Lines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Bean. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.
    • 15:43 Booking The referee shows Chris Lines a yellow card.
    • 14:12 Foul by Jerel Ifil on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Saunders from left channel, save by Conrad Logan.
    • 13:21 Sam Saunders has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 11:10 Danny Coles challenges Gary Alexander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Saunders takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:31 Danny Coles fouled by Gary Alexander, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:41 Myles Weston takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.
    • 7:51 Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, Charlie MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conrad Logan. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
    • 5:58 The referee blows for offside against Gary Alexander. Indirect free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
    • 5:43 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Npower League One table snapshot

    As it stood on 26 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Brighton 30 33 59
    2 Bournemouth 33 23 58
    3 Huddersfield 32 15 53
    4 Peterborough 32 12 53
    5 Southampton 30 26 52
    6 MK Dons 34 -1 52
    7 Charlton 30 5 47
    8 Oldham 33 -1 46
    9 Rochdale 30 8 45
    10 Colchester 32 -2 45
    11 Leyton Orient 30 9 44
    12 Hartlepool 32 -13 44
    13 Carlisle 31 6 42
    14 Brentford 31 -3 42
    15 Exeter 32 -7 42
    16 Sheff Wed 31 3 40
    17 Notts County 28 1 38
    18 Tranmere 31 -6 37
    19 Yeovil 31 -14 36
    20 Swindon 33 -16 31
    21 Walsall 33 -18 31
    22 Bristol R 32 -29 30
    23 Dag & Red 30 -13 29
    24 Plymouth 33 -18 26


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