Bristol Rovers 2-1 Northampton

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Bristol Rovers   2 - 1   Northampton

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Northampton

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Northampton

Bristol Rovers narrowly saw off the challenge of Northampton.

Matt Gill's free-kick was volleyed home by Jo Kuffour to give the Pirates the lead at half-time.

Cobblers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa levelled when he blocked Cian Bolger's attempted clearance and the ball rebounded into the net.

Matt Harold won the game for the hosts when he was quickest to react to Chris Zebroski's mis-hit shot and lashed home from 10 yards out.

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Bristol Rovers manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Bristol:

"These people pay good money to come and watch and the first thing I want to feed them is fight and spirit.

"On another night we'll smash someone because we were aggressive and created chance after chance.

"The key to it now is to keep it going and the fans know we are trying to put the pride back into the club."

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol R 2-1 Northampton FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Kuffour 29
  • Harrold 75
  • Akinfenwa 64

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Bevan
  • 05 Bolger
  • 14 Brown
  • 15 Anthony
  • 19 Virgo
  • 06 Stanley
  • 08 Gill yellow card
  • 09 Harrold
  • 10 McGleish (Brown 57)
  • 16 Anyinsah (Zebroski 38)
  • 17 Kuffour

Substitutes

  • 02 Smith,
  • 21 Brown,
  • 11 Carayol,
  • 18 Richard,
  • 26 Zebroski

Northampton

  • 01 Walker
  • 03 Corker yellow card
  • 05 Tozer
  • 06 Webster
  • 16 Ofori-Twumasi
  • 25 Westwood (Johnson 18)
  • 07 Davies
  • 15 Turnbull (Young 46)
  • 17 Jacobs yellow card
  • 08 Robinson
  • 27 Savage (Akinfenwa 58)

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall,
  • 14 Johnson,
  • 28 Langmead,
  • 02 Young,
  • 10 Akinfenwa
Ref: CollinsAtt: 5,812
BRISTOL R
NORTHAMPTON

Possession

  • Bristol R 52%
  • Northampton 48%

Attempts on target

  • Bristol R 6
  • Northampton 3

Attempts off target

  • Bristol R 7
  • Northampton 5

Corners

  • Bristol R 10
  • Northampton 3

Fouls

  • Bristol R 10
  • Northampton 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:03 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+0:07 Jo Kuffour takes a inswinging corner.
  • 89:55 The ball is swung over by Matt Harrold, Byron Webster makes a clearance.
  • 88:47 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Adam Virgo, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
  • 86:15 The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs.
  • 85:03 Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:40 Corner taken by Mathew Gill played to the near post.
  • 83:03 Corner from the right by-line taken by Mathew Gill, clearance by John Johnson.
  • 82:55 Mathew Gill sends in a cross, Byron Webster makes a clearance.
  • 82:33 Centre by Chris Zebroski, clearance by Byron Webster.
  • 80:59 Outswinging corner taken by Arron Davies, clearance by Adam Virgo.
  • 79:36 Lewis Young has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 78:57 Foul by Matt Harrold on John Johnson, free kick awarded. Byron Webster takes the free kick.
  • 78:31 Jo Kuffour produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area and strikes the post.
  • 76:06 Booking The referee shows Ashley Corker a yellow card for dissent.
  • 74:06 The assist for the goal came from Chris Zebroski.
  • 74:06 GOAL - Matt HarroldBristol Rovers 2 - 1 Northampton A goal is scored by Matt Harrold from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Northampton.
  • 72:42 Corner taken by Arron Davies from the right by-line, clearance made by Cian Bolger. A cross is delivered by Lewis Young, Craig Stanley has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
  • 72:33 Ben Tozer crosses the ball, clearance by Cian Bolger.
  • 70:53 Chris Zebroski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 68:43 Adam Virgo takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
  • Correction - 68:20 John Johnson challenges Matt Harrold unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mathew Gill.
  • 68:20 Unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by John Johnson results in a .
  • 65:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Young on Chris Zebroski. Direct free kick taken by Mathew Gill.
  • Correction - 64:19 John Johnson fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
  • 64:19 Matt Harrold concedes a for a foul on John Johnson.
  • 63:08 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaBristol Rovers 1 - 1 Northampton Adebayo Akinfenwa grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-1 Northampton.
  • 60:09 Lee Brown produces a cross.
  • 59:25 Craig Stanley delivers the ball, clearance by John Johnson.
  • 58:19 Ashley Corker produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 56:35 Substitution Bas Savage goes off and Adebayo Akinfenwa comes on.
  • 56:35 Substitution Wayne Brown replaces Scott McGleish.
  • 56:13 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley, clearance by Byron Webster.
  • 56:04 The ball is sent over by Chris Zebroski, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:30 Corner taken by Jo Kuffour from the right by-line, Foul by Bas Savage on Cian Bolger, free kick awarded. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:49 Cross/shot by Ashley Corker.
  • 52:49 Booking Mathew Gill shown a yellow card.
  • 52:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Mathew Gill.
  • 51:37 Corner taken by Mathew Gill, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:18 Craig Stanley produces a cross, clearance made by Arron Davies.
  • 50:03 Jo Kuffour takes a short corner, Jo Kuffour has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 49:47 Arron Davies produces a cross, Byron Anthony makes a clearance.
  • 48:20 Lewis Young takes a shot. Ben Tozer takes a shot. Cian Bolger gets a block in. Blocked by Adam Virgo.
  • 46:24 Centre by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:58 Foul by Chris Zebroski on Michael Jacobs, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Tozer.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution Lewis Young on for Paul Turnbull.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:25 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:26 Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
  • 45:00+0:44 Chris Zebroski has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 44:32 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Craig Stanley misses to the left of the target.
  • 43:38 Ashley Corker challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Byron Anthony.
  • 42:20 Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
  • 40:50 The ball is sent over by Lee Brown, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jo Kuffour misses to the left of the goal.
  • Correction - 38:58 Foul by Matt Harrold on Ben Tozer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 38:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Matt Harrold. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 37:15 Substitution Chris Zebroski joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Anyinsah.
  • 36:29 Jake Robinson takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.
  • 36:13 The ball is sent over by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, clearance by Cian Bolger.
  • 33:28 Matt Harrold produces a cross, Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi makes a clearance.
  • 32:17 Bas Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
  • 30:42 Ashley Corker produces a cross, Unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Craig Stanley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 28:15 Assist on the goal came from Mathew Gill.
  • 28:15 GOAL - Jo KuffourBristol Rovers 1 - 0 Northampton A goal is scored by Jo Kuffour from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Northampton.
  • 27:46 Mathew Gill takes the free kick,
  • 27:46 Booking The referee cautions Michael Jacobs for unsporting behaviour.
  • 27:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Jacobs on Joe Anyinsah.
  • 24:22 Foul by Matt Harrold on Byron Webster, free kick awarded. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:45 Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi produces a cross.
  • 22:06 Adam Virgo fouled by Jake Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.
  • 20:49 Arron Davies takes the outswinging corner, Adam Virgo makes a clearance.
  • 19:37 Lee Brown delivers the ball.
  • 17:21 Substitution John Johnson comes on in place of Ashley Westwood.
  • 16:52 Jo Kuffour is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 14:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McGleish by Byron Webster. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mathew Gill, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.
  • 14:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Webster on Scott McGleish. Free kick crossed by Mathew Gill, Ashley Westwood manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:34 Foul by Matt Harrold on Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 13:07 Inswinging corner taken by Mathew Gill.
  • 11:53 Corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill from the right by-line, Joe Anyinsah has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 11:16 Corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill, Ashley Corker makes a clearance.
  • 6:49 Shot from outside the area by Michael Jacobs misses to the left of the target.
  • 3:21 Craig Stanley takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
  • 1:43 The referee blows for offside. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 0:36 Arron Davies fouled by Mathew Gill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 16 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rotherham 3 5 9
2 Crawley Town 3 5 7
3 Gillingham 3 2 7
4 Torquay 3 2 7
5 AFC Wimbledon 3 3 6
6 Morecambe 3 3 6
7 Bristol R 3 1 6
8 Dag & Red 3 0 6
9 Southend 3 -1 6
10 Port Vale 3 2 5
11 Oxford Utd 3 1 4
12 Accrington St 3 0 4
13 Northampton 3 0 4
14 Barnet 3 -1 4
15 Macclesfield 3 1 3
16 Swindon 3 1 3
17 Burton Albion 3 0 3
18 Aldershot 3 -1 3
19 Cheltenham 3 -1 3
20 Shrewsbury 3 -2 2
21 Bradford 3 -2 1
22 Plymouth 3 -5 1
23 Crewe 3 -5 0
24 Hereford 3 -8 0

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