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With league football suspended during World War I, Bristol Rovers spent this period playing friendly matches and also competed in the Bristol County Combination. The 1918–19 season was the final year of the suspension of major competitive football and Rovers went back to playing in the Southern League in 1919-20.

ResultsEdit

Date Competition Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 SeptemberFriendlyBristol & Col Co.Home3–2 Skuse (2), Gyles
14 SeptemberFriendlyBristol CityHome5–2 Weston (3), Baker, Pendrick
21 SeptemberBristol County CombinationDischarged Soldiers & SailorsHome14–1 Pendrick, Stone, Skuse, Crompton, Gyles[1]
28 SeptemberBristol County CombinationR.A.F. (Filton)Home3–0 Weston (2), Baker
5 OctoberFriendlyBristol CityAway2–4 Bush, Weston
12 OctoberBristol County CombinationRoyal Engineers (Portbury)Home0–02,000
19 OctoberBristol County CombinationBristol DockersHome4–1 Weston (2), Pendrick, Stone
26 OctoberFriendlyBristol CityHome1–02,000Weston
2 NovemberFriendlyRoyal Engineers (Portbury)Home3–0 Bennett, Stone, Farquharson (o.g.)
16 NovemberFriendlyY.M.C.A.Home5–0 Skuse (3), Weston, Harding
23 NovemberBristol County CombinationR.A.F. (Filton)Home3–0 Pendrick, Crompton[2]
30 NovemberFriendlyBristol CityAway0–0
7 DecemberFriendlyR.A.F. YateHome5–1 Weston (3), Crompton (2)
14 DecemberFriendlyDischarged Navy XIHome5–0 Weston (3), Gyles, Pendrick
21 DecemberFriendlyBristol & Col Co.Home3–2 Rawlings (2), Pendrick
25 DecemberFriendlyBristol CityHome2–23,000Walker, Weston
26 DecemberBristol County CombinationBristol CityAway3–23,000Weston (3)
28 DecemberFriendlyBristol DockersHome10–1 Skuse (4), Rawlins (2), Crompton, Walker, Weston, Baker (pen)
11 JanuaryFriendlyRepatriated Soldiers & SailorsHome6–0 Sleigh (2), Crompton, Weston, Walker, Skuse
18 JanuaryBristol County CombinationBristol DockersHome4–0 Griffiths (3), Weston
25 JanuaryFriendlyR.F.A. LarkhillHome5–1 Skuse (2), Stone, Walker, Roe
1 FebruaryFriendlyBristol CityAway2–2 Skuse (2)
8 FebruaryFriendlyNewport CountyHome3–0 Stone (2), Crompton
15 FebruaryFriendlyG.W.R. Carriage XIHome20–0 Crompton (3, 1 pen), Rawlings (4), Grubb (3),[3] Panes (3, 1 pen),
Roe (2), Gyles (3), Whitton, Bennett
1 MarchFriendlyArmy XIHome5–2 Weston (2), Skuse (2), Crompton
8 MarchFriendlyBristol CityAway0–14,000
15 MarchBristol County CombinationR.A.V.C.Home7–0 Weston (4), Rawlings (2), Buckle
22 MarchFriendlySwindon TownHome3–2 Skuse, Weston, Roe
29 MarchFriendlyCardiff CityHome3–0 Weston, Rawlings, Buckle
5 AprilFriendlyBristol CityHome2–06,431Skuse, Rawlings
12 AprilBristol County CombinationR.A.V.C.Home8–0 Rawlings (4), Crompton (2), Skuse, Weston
18 AprilFriendlyBristol CityAway5–17,321Skuse (3), Rawlings (2)
19 AprilFriendlySwindon TownHome5–2 Skuse (2), Buckle, Weston, Rawlings
21 AprilBristol County CombinationBristol CityHome1–111,053Crompton (pen)
22 AprilFriendlyNewport CountyAway2–1 Rawlings (2)
26 AprilFriendlyCardiff CityAway0–1
28 AprilFriendlyDouglas F.C.Home1–0 Cooke
30 AprilFriendlySwansea TownAway0–4
3 MayFriendlyGloucester County XIHome1–1 Buckle
10 MayFriendlyBristol CityHome4–17,450Weston (2), Rawlings (2)
24 MayFriendlyBristol City[4]Home1–24,044Rawlings

NotesEdit

  1. Nine goalscorers untraced
  2. One goalscorer unknown
  3. Goalkeeper Harry Grubb played the second half as an outfield player and scored a hat-trick
  4. Match billed as Crompton XI v Wedlock XI

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