Bristol Rovers picked up only their third win in 22 matches with a victory at Tranmere Rovers.
The Pirates, who sacked Dave Penney on Monday, handed their 33-year-old player-manager Stuart Campbell the perfect start to his tenure.
Chris Lines scored the visitors' goal, blasting home from the edge of the penalty area after a poor clearance.
Tranmere mustered few chances, the best falling to John Welsh, who saw his strike deflected over the crossbar.
Tranmere manager Les Parry tells BBC Radio Merseyside: "It was awful, they beat us fair and square and they were the better team for big parts of the game.
"Full marks to them, they played really well, but that's not my concern. My concern is about how poorly we played.
"I'd like to think we'll end up believing it was just one of those days when everything didn't go right, but we can't accept that and we need to look at it seriously."
Bristol Rovers player-manager Stuart Campbell told BBC Radio Bristol: "All that I asked for was commitment and to have the courage to get on the ball, pass it and don't be scared to give it away and if you do get it back as soon as possible.
"I thought we were absolutely outstanding tonight and thought we could have had four or five goals.
"Quite rightly we've taken a lot of criticism this year and we had a chat and we wanted to stand up and be counted from now on in."
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Npower League One
12 Taylor (McGurk 37)
24 Bakayogo (Akins 80)
25 Labadie (Elford-Alliyu 64)
03 Sawyer yellow card
07 Campbell yellow card
20 Reece (Pell 67)
35 G Williams (Richard 87 yellow card)
Ref: SarginsonAtt: 4,110
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:19 The referee brings the game to a close.
90:00+3:28 Booking Eliot Richards receives a caution.
90:00+1:25 Short corner taken by Jeff Hughes from the left by-line.
90:00+1:07 A cross is delivered by Mark McChrystal, clearance by James Tunnicliffe.
90:00+0:30 The referee blows for offside against Will Hoskins. Free kick taken by Tony Warner.
88:49 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Tony Warner makes a save.
86:55 Substitution Gavin Williams leaves the field to be replaced by Eliot Richards.
85:01 Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball, clearance by Jeff Hughes.
81:14 Will Hoskins is ruled offside. Ian Goodison takes the free kick.
80:36 Cian Bolger has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
80:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Andy Robinson. Chris Lines takes the direct free kick.
79:24 Substitution Lucas Akins replaces Zoumana Bakayogo.
79:03 Harry Pell takes a shot. Save by Tony Warner.
78:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam McGurk on Cian Bolger. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
77:54 John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
76:48 Chris Lines concedes a free kick for a foul on Lateef Elford-Alliyu. Robbie Weir restarts play with the free kick.
76:13 Gavin Williams produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.
73:04 Gary Sawyer crosses the ball, Lateef Elford-Alliyu makes a clearance.
71:22 Effort on goal by Zoumana Bakayogo from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
70:50 Mark McChrystal challenges Will Hoskins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Lines takes the direct free kick.
70:14 The ball is delivered by Ian Goodison.
68:56 Harry Pell takes a shot. Save made by Tony Warner.
66:28 Substitution Harry Pell on for Charles Reece.
63:36 Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Lateef Elford-Alliyu coming on for Joss Labadie.
61:22 Booking Stuart Campbell goes into the referee's book.
60:11 Aaron Cresswell decides to take the corner short, clearance made by Danny Senda.
59:44 Booking Gary Sawyer is booked.
58:04 Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Stuart Campbell results in a free kick. Robbie Weir takes the direct free kick.
56:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Welsh on Stuart Campbell. Chris Lines takes the free kick.
55:40 Gavin Williams sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jeff Hughes misses to the left of the goal.
54:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Mark McChrystal. Charles Reece takes the free kick.
53:43 The official flags Will Hoskins offside. Free kick taken by Tony Warner.
51:03 Andy Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan.
50:06 Aaron Cresswell takes a short corner, clearance by Danny Senda.
48:06 The ball is crossed by Andy Robinson, clearance made by Stuart Campbell.
47:51 Adam McGurk fouled by James Tunnicliffe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joss Labadie.
47:14 Centre by Gary Sawyer, Will Hoskins has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
47:00 The ball is delivered by Chris Lines, Robbie Weir makes a clearance.
45:01 The second half begins.
45:00+1:28 The players leave the pitch at half time.
45:00+0:34 Zoumana Bakayogo fouled by Gavin Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the indirect free kick.
44:57 Effort on goal by Joss Labadie from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
42:25 Aaron Cresswell takes a short corner, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.
41:45 The ball is swung over by Andy Robinson, Danny Senda manages to make a clearance.
40:56 The offside flag is raised against Enoch Showunmi. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
39:13 Centre by Andy Robinson, save made by Conrad Logan.
38:39 A cross is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, save made by Conrad Logan.
37:57 The ball is delivered by Aaron Cresswell. The referee gives a free kick against Adam McGurk for handball. Conrad Logan takes
the indirect free kick.
36:40 Substitution Adam McGurk on for Ash Taylor.
36:02 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Aaron Cresswell, clearance made by Cian Bolger.
34:58 The ball is sent over by Gary Sawyer, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance.
34:25 Will Hoskins produces a cross, Gavin Williams takes a shot. Mark McChrystal gets a block in.
33:47 James Tunnicliffe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor. John Welsh restarts play with the free kick.
32:12 Shot from long range by Charles Reece misses to the right of the target.
30:56 Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell from the right by-line to the near post.
28:47 Unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Zoumana Bakayogo results in a free kick. Gavin Williams takes the free kick.
27:48 Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball, Shot from inside the area by Joss Labadie clears the bar.
25:56 Will Hoskins takes a shot. Save by Tony Warner.
24:52 The ball is crossed by Zoumana Bakayogo, Effort on goal by Enoch Showunmi from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
23:00 Jeff Hughes is caught offside. Tony Warner takes the free kick.
22:11 John Welsh takes a shot. Blocked by Cian Bolger. Aaron Cresswell takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Gavin Williams.
21:45 Danny Senda crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Goodison.
21:16 Will Hoskins produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box and strikes the post.
18:05 GOAL - Chris Lines:Tranmere 0 - 1 Bristol Rovers Chris Lines finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal.
Tranmere 0-1 Bristol Rovers.
16:15 Joss Labadie challenges Gavin Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Campbell takes the direct free kick.
14:34 James Tunnicliffe challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Aaron Cresswell from
the free kick.
12:54 A cross is delivered by Ash Taylor, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.
12:05 Foul by Robbie Weir on Jeff Hughes, free kick awarded. Gavin Williams delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from
left wing, save by Tony Warner.
10:50 Unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Stuart Campbell results in a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.
9:44 The ball is crossed by Zoumana Bakayogo, save by Conrad Logan.
6:29 John Welsh crosses the ball, save by Conrad Logan.
6:17 A cross is delivered by Robbie Weir, clearance by Cian Bolger.
5:23 Andy Robinson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
3:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Welsh by Jeff Hughes. Robbie Weir takes the direct free kick.
2:51 Chris Lines delivers the ball, Andy Robinson makes a clearance.
0:52 The ball is crossed by Gavin Williams.
0:00 The game begins.
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