Home news Bristol Rovers 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Bristol Rovers 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons

8
0


Bristol Rovers ended their three-game losing run as two second-half goals saw them beat Milton Keynes Dons.The hosts had the better chances before the opener, with Rory Gaffney seeing an effort cleared off the line in either half.Tom Nichols pounced on Ed Upson’s mistake and calmly slotted in the first, before his strike partner Gaffney added a powerful second.

MK Dons created little on a blustery afternoon, and their winless run stretched to five league games.Rovers had not scored since netting six at Northampton three weeks ago, while Nichols’ goal was his first since March, ending a barren run of 25 games in all competitions.Darrell Clarke’s side’s return to form came on an emotional day for the club, as they paid tribute to their “saviour”, former chairman Geoff Dunford, who passed away last weekend, with a minute’s applause before kick-off.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBristol Rovers21Smith2Leadbitter4Lockyer16Broadbent3Brown14LinesSubstituted forMooreat 88’minutes24Sinclair8O Clarke7Sercombe11NicholsSubstituted forTelfordat 86’minutes30GaffneySubstitutes1Slocombe6Sweeney17Broom18Telford19Moore20Bola22PartingtonMK Dons1Nicholls25BrittainSubstituted forAgardat 71’minutes2Williams5Wootton4Walsh12Golbourne6UpsonBooked at 59mins26Gilbey20TshibolaSubstituted forNesbittat 71’minutes7AriyibiSubstituted forSeagerat 80’minutes10AnekeSubstitutes8Cissé13Sietsma14Agard15Seager18McGrandles21Nesbitt30NombeReferee:Michael SalisburyAttendance:8,701Match StatsHome TeamBristol RoversAway TeamMK DonsPossessionHome46%Away54%ShotsHome18Away8Shots on TargetHome7Away1CornersHome7Away4FoulsHome9Away9Live TextPosted at Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, MK Dons 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, MK Dons 0.Posted at 90’+3′ Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.Posted at 90′ Foul by Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers).Posted at 90′ Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 88′ Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Chris Lines.SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Dominic Telford replaces Tom Nichols.Posted at 85′ Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.Posted at 84′ Foul by Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers).Posted at 84′ Scott Wootton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 83′ Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, MK Dons. Ryan Seager replaces Gboly Ariyibi.Posted at 80′ Foul by Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers).Posted at 80′ Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 78′ Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lee Brown.Posted at 77′ Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.Posted at 77′ Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Wootton.Posted at 75′ Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Walsh.Posted at 74′ Attempt missed. Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.Goal!Posted at 72′ Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, MK Dons 0. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter.Posted at 72′ Attempt blocked. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 72′ Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.SubstitutionPosted at 71′ Substitution, MK Dons. Aidan Nesbitt replaces Aaron Tshibola.SubstitutionPosted at 71′ Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Callum Brittain.Posted at 70′ Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 70′ Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).Goal!Posted at 65′ Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, MK Dons 0. Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.Posted at 65′ Attempt missed. Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.Posted at 63′ Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).Posted at 63′ Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 62′ Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ed Upson.Posted at 61′ Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).Posted at 61′ Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 60′ Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.BookingPosted at 59′ Ed Upson (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 59′ Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 59′ Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).Posted at 57′ Delay in match Ed Upson (MK Dons) because of an injury.Posted at 55′ Attempt saved. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 55′ Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by George B Williams.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Beds