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Bristol 0-0 Crawley

Bristol Rovers 0-0 Crawley

Goalkeeper Michael Poke helped Bristol Rovers keep their first clean sheet since October as they held Crawley to a goalless draw.

The game burst into life after the break as Chris Zebroski fired wide for the hosts from the edge of the box.

Craig Stanley, who is yet to score for Rovers after signing from Morecambe in the summer, also went close.

Crawley, whose best chance fell to Scott Neilson, lose top spot in League One and slip to third.

Rovers drop a place to 18th, six points clear of the relegation zone.

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Crawley manager Steve Evans told BBC Sussex:

"I think it was a scrappy game from both teams and the pitch played a part in it.

"A point on the road isn't what we look for when we go away from home. But there's no mass unhappiness so we go back and do a job on Monday.

"Last week we played on the front foot with lots of energy and I don't think we've done that today. It's a difficult place to come to and if Paul Buckle had got that from those players for weeks then he wouldn't be sat in his house."

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Saturday, 14 January 2012

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol Rovers 0-0 Crawley Town FT
(HT 0-0)

      Bristol Rovers

      • 20 Poke
      • 03 Sawyer
      • 04 Woodards
      • 05 Bolger yellow card
      • 14 Brown
      • 33 Downes
      • 06 Stanley
      • 34 Dorman
      • 16 Anyinsah (McGleish 72)
      • 18 Richard yellow card (Anthony 90+4)
      • 26 Zebroski yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 25 Cronin,
      • 02 Smith,
      • 15 Anthony,
      • 10 McGleish,
      • 27 McLaggon

      Crawley Town

      • 25 Shearer
      • 03 Howell
      • 04 Mills
      • 05 McFadzean (Akpan 56)
      • 28 Davis
      • 08 Torres (Neilson 46 yellow card)
      • 11 Simpson
      • 13 Hunt
      • 15 Bulman
      • 09 Tubbs
      • 23 Barnett

      Substitutes

      • 01 Kuipers,
      • 20 Wassmer,
      • 06 Akpan,
      • 22 Neilson,
      • 17 Akinde
      Ref: LiningtonAtt: 5,082
      BRISTOL ROVERS
      CRAWLEY TOWN

      Possession

      • Bristol Rovers 37%
      • Crawley Town 63%

      Attempts on target

      • Bristol Rovers 0
      • Crawley Town 4

      Attempts off target

      • Bristol Rovers 3
      • Crawley Town 5

      Corners

      • Bristol Rovers 0
      • Crawley Town 8

      Fouls

      • Bristol Rovers 12
      • Crawley Town 12
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+5:01 The match has reached full-time.
      • 90:00+3:37 David Hunt delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Scott Neilson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
      • 90:00+3:37 Substitution Byron Anthony replaces Eliot Richards.
      • 90:00+3:37 Booking Eliot Richards is booked.
      • 90:00+3:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Eliot Richards on Scott Neilson.
      • 90:00+2:43 The referee gives a free kick against Dannie Bulman for handball. Michael Poke takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+0:47 Scott Neilson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
      • 90:00+0:17 Josh Simpson delivers the ball, clearance by Eliot Richards.
      • 86:45 The ball is sent over by Craig Stanley, clearance by Scott Shearer.
      • 86:17 Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Stanley, clearance by Tyrone Barnett.
      • 86:17 Booking Caution for Scott Neilson.
      • 86:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Scott Neilson.
      • 85:28 Chris Zebroski delivers the ball, Pablo Mills manages to make a clearance.
      • 83:53 Short corner taken by Hope Akpan from the right by-line, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.
      • 81:38 Booking The referee shows Chris Zebroski a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 81:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dannie Bulman by Chris Zebroski. David Hunt takes the direct free kick.
      • 81:01 Corner taken by Scott Neilson, Craig Stanley manages to make a clearance.
      • 78:39 Foul by Tyrone Barnett on Michael Poke, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.
      • 78:30 Dean Howell delivers the ball, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.
      • 77:05 The ball is sent over by Lee Brown, clearance by Pablo Mills.
      • 76:21 Matthew Tubbs is caught offside. Cian Bolger takes the direct free kick.
      • 75:32 Scott Neilson produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 74:27 The ball is swung over by Dean Howell, Aaron Downes makes a clearance.
      • 73:51 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Craig Stanley goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 72:30 The ball is sent over by Dean Howell, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.
      • 71:34 Substitution Joe Anyinsah goes off and Scott McGleish comes on.
      • 70:26 Joe Anyinsah challenges Pablo Mills unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
      • 69:43 Dannie Bulman produces a cross, Shot from 18 yards from Matthew Tubbs. Comfortable save by Michael Poke.
      • 67:05 Foul by Scott Neilson on Eliot Richards, free kick awarded. Michael Poke restarts play with the free kick.
      • 66:17 Joe Anyinsah concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Simpson. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
      • 65:38 Tyrone Barnett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 65:26 Craig Stanley produces a cross, Pablo Mills manages to make a clearance.
      • 65:13 Eliot Richards delivers the ball, Pablo Mills makes a clearance.
      • 63:00 The ball is delivered by Dean Howell, save by Michael Poke.
      • 61:11 A cross is delivered by Chris Zebroski, clearance made by Pablo Mills.
      • 59:58 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Neilson, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes by Tyrone Barnett. Free kick taken by Michael Poke.
      • 59:40 David Hunt takes a short corner.
      • 59:29 Scott Neilson delivers the ball, clearance by Gary Sawyer.
      • 58:06 Booking Cian Bolger goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 57:52 Unfair challenge on Matthew Tubbs by Cian Bolger results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Howell.
      • 57:26 The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Anyinsah. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.
      • 56:26 The referee blows for offside. Michael Poke takes the free kick.
      • 56:11 Claude Davis fouled by Chris Zebroski, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Mills.
      • 55:21 Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Hope Akpan coming on for Kyle McFadzean.
      • 52:55 Centre by Dan Woodards, clearance made by Claude Davis.
      • 50:32 Corner taken by Scott Neilson, Eliot Richards manages to make a clearance.
      • 49:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Anyinsah on Pablo Mills. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
      • 45:44 Effort from 12 yards by Matthew Tubbs. Save by Michael Poke.
      • 45:02 Substitution Sergio Torres leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Neilson.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:03 The match has reached half-time.
      • 43:39 Unfair challenge on Craig Stanley by Matthew Tubbs results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.
      • 42:51 Handball by Eliot Richards. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
      • 42:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Pablo Mills. Andy Dorman takes the direct free kick.
      • 40:52 The ball is delivered by Sergio Torres, clearance by Aaron Downes.
      • 38:45 The ball is delivered by Tyrone Barnett, save by Michael Poke.
      • 38:01 The ball is crossed by Dean Howell, Michael Poke makes a comfortable save.
      • 37:44 Aaron Downes crosses the ball, clearance by Tyrone Barnett.
      • 33:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Tubbs on Michael Poke. Michael Poke takes the free kick.
      • 32:58 The ball is sent over by Dean Howell, save by Michael Poke.
      • 31:56 The referee blows for offside against Joe Anyinsah. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
      • 30:36 Sergio Torres challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Joe Anyinsah, Headed effort from inside the area by Cian Bolger misses to the left of the target.
      • 27:21 The ball is sent over by Dean Howell, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.
      • 26:49 Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a save.
      • 25:04 Lee Brown crosses the ball.
      • 24:32 The ball is swung over by Chris Zebroski, save made by Scott Shearer.
      • 22:57 Centre by Lee Brown, Dean Howell manages to make a clearance.
      • 22:34 Lee Brown delivers the ball, David Hunt manages to make a clearance.
      • 21:29 The referee penalises Matthew Tubbs for handball. Free kick taken by Aaron Downes.
      • 20:56 Centre by Cian Bolger, David Hunt makes a clearance.
      • 20:21 Claude Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Anyinsah. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.
      • 19:30 David Hunt crosses the ball, Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Michael Poke makes a comfortable save.
      • 19:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Zebroski on Claude Davis. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.
      • 18:30 Matthew Tubbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes. Direct free kick taken by Michael Poke.
      • 17:04 Unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah by Dannie Bulman results in a free kick. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.
      • 15:45 Kyle McFadzean fouled by Chris Zebroski, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
      • 15:08 Matthew Tubbs produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
      • 13:49 David Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.
      • 12:40 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sergio Torres from the left by-line, clearance made by Chris Zebroski.
      • 12:29 Dannie Bulman produces a cross, clearance by Cian Bolger.
      • 12:21 Centre by Josh Simpson, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.
      • 11:54 Pass corner from right by-line crossed in by Sergio Torres.
      • 10:24 Tyrone Barnett fouled by Cian Bolger, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Mills.
      • 9:47 The referee blows for offside. Michael Poke takes the free kick.
      • 8:16 Sergio Torres produces a cross, Michael Poke makes a save.
      • 7:42 Corner taken by Sergio Torres played to the near post, Andy Dorman manages to make a clearance.
      • 6:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Cian Bolger on Tyrone Barnett. Dean Howell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Cian Bolger.
      • 5:41 Joe Anyinsah has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 4:16 The ball is sent over by Craig Stanley, clearance by Claude Davis.
      • 3:49 Josh Simpson sends in a cross, comfortable save by Michael Poke.
      • 1:58 Dan Woodards sends in a cross, save made by Scott Shearer.
      • 0:32 Dean Howell fouled by Chris Zebroski, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Shearer takes the direct free kick.
      • 0:00 The game begins.

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      League Two table snapshot

      As it stood on 14 Jan 2012 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Southend 25 24 52
      2 Cheltenham 25 18 52
      3 Crawley Town 25 18 51
      4 Swindon 25 20 46
      5 Shrewsbury 25 13 45
      6 Oxford Utd 26 11 41
      7 Gillingham 25 10 41
      8 Torquay 25 7 41
      9 Burton Albion 26 -1 40
      10 Accrington 26 5 39
      11 Rotherham 25 4 37
      12 Morecambe 26 10 36
      13 Crewe 26 -4 36
      14 Port Vale 26 4 35
      15 Macclesfield 25 -4 30
      16 AFC Wimbledon 25 -15 29
      17 Aldershot 25 -10 27
      18 Bristol Rovers 26 -16 27
      19 Bradford 25 -5 26
      20 Barnet 25 -14 26
      21 Hereford 26 -16 25
      22 Dag & Red 25 -17 21
      23 Plymouth 26 -20 21
      24 Northampton 26 -22 21

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