Exeter City came to Bristol on 1 December 2009 to face Rovers in a League One fixture at the Memorial Stadium. Going in to the game Rovers had lost seven of their last nine games, but in spite of this were still within touching distance of the playoff positions. Exeter meanwhile had not won a league game at Bristol Rovers since October 1931, a run stretching back 22 matches.
The Exeter lineup for this game included Rovers old boy Marcus Stewart, making his first appearance at the Mem some thirteen years after leaving The Pirates to join Huddersfield Town. The match itself was decided by a single goal, which was Darryl Duffy's first league goal of the season.
|Bristol Rovers||1–0||Exeter City|
|Duffy (34)||(1–0 HT)|
|at The Memorial Stadium||attendance: 7,313|
|27 Mikkel Andersen||1 Andy Marriott|
|2 Carl Regan||2 Steve Tully|
|5 Danny Coles||3 Richard Duffy|
|47 Pat Baldwin||5 Danny Seaborne|
|11 Jeff Hughes||6 Matt Taylor|
|3 Mark Wright||11 Scott Golbourne|
|4 Chris Lines||4 Alex Russell|
|7 Stuart Campbell||7 Ryan Harley|
|16 Dominic Blizzard||14 Bertie Kozic|
|10 Darryl Duffy||9 Adam Stansfield|
|17 Jo Kuffour||20 Richard Logan|
|51 Rhys Evans||46 Oscar Jansson|
|6 Steve Elliott||15 Rob Edwards|
|15 Byron Anthony||21 James Dunne|
|20 Charlie Reece||22 Liam Sercombe|
|23 Ben Swallow||12 Barry Corr|
|8 Andy Williams||16 Marcus Stewart|
|9 Chris Dickson||45 Stuart Fleetwood|
- 34 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Darryl Duffy.
- 64 mins: Marcus Stewart replaced Steve Tully.
- 68 mins: Andy Williams replaced Mark Wright.
- 74 mins: Stuart Fleetwood and Barry Corr replaced Adam Stansfield and Bertie Kozic.
- 74 mins: Ben Swallow replaced Dominic Blizzard.
- 80 mins: Chris Dickson replaced Darryl Duffy.