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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Aldershot Town (11-08-2009)

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On 11 August 2009 Rovers played their first cup game of the 2009-10 season, a League Cup match against Aldershot Town at the Memorial Stadium. The game came three days after The Pirates' opening day defeat to Leyton Orient, a 2–1 reverse.

Goalkeeper Rhys Evans made his first Rovers appearance for nine years, having signed a short-term contract the day before the match, and spent a month on loan at the Mem in 2000. After being allocated squad number 51, Rhys wore the highest number of any Rovers player to date. Evans was one of three changes in the starting eleven from the previous game, coming in due to loanee keeper Fraser Forster not being given permission to play in the cup tie by his parent club Newcastle United. The other two being midfielder Sean Rigg who appeared in place of defender Danny Coles, forcing a reshuffle at the back, and Darryl Duffy, who replaced Rickie Lambert who left the club a day earlier to join Southampton.

The opposition lineup included former Gas players Andy Sandell, who spent the promotion-winning 2006-07 season with the club, and Louie Soares who made a single appearance in 2005.

Rovers took the lead in the 37th minute through a controversial penalty converted by Darryl Duffy, awarded after Chris Lines was brought down by Adam Hinshelwood, but the offence appeared to be committed just outside the penalty area. In the second half Rovers doubled their advantage when a less contentious penalty was awarded. Duffy's initial kick was saved, but he slotted home the rebound past the Shots' new keeper Clark Masters. The referee awarded the third penalty of the match, this time to Aldershot, two minutes later. Marvin Morgan finding the back of the net.

Match DetailsEdit

Bristol Rovers2-1Aldershot Town
Duffy (pen 37, 58)(1–0 HT)Morgan (pen 60)
at The Memorial Stadium attendance: 3,644
Lineups
51 Rhys Evans 1 Clark Masters
2 Carl Regan 4 Chris Blackburn
15 Byron Anthony 5 Adam Hinshelwood Yellow
32 Aaron Lescott 11 John Halls Yellow
Yellow Sub-off 14 David Pipe 7 Louie Soares
7 Stuart Campbell 8 Lewis Chalmers
Yellow 4 Chris Lines 19 Ben Harding
11 Jeff Hughes 10 Marvin Morgan Ball Yellow
Sub-off 19 Sean Rigg 15 Scott Donnelly Sub-off
Ball Ball 10 Darryl Duffy 17 Kirk Hudson Sub-off
17 Jo Kuffour 28 Andy Sandell
Substitutes
5 Danny Coles 33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz
Sub-on 16 Dominic Blizzard 3 Anthony Strajker
20 Charlie Reece 9 John Grant Sub-on
21 Charlie Clough 18 David Winfield
Sub-on 23 Ben Swallow 14 Danny Hylton Sub-on
8 Andy Williams
18 Ben Hunt

TimelineEdit

  • Ball 37 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers – Penalty scored by Darryl Duffy following a foul on Chris Lines by Martin Hinshelwood.
  • Yellow 57 mins: Adam Hinshelwood booked for a foul on Jo Kuffour, penalty awarded.
  • Ball 58 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers – Second goal of the game for Darryl Duffy, netting the rebound after his penalty was saved.
  • Yellow 59 mins: David Pipe booked for handball.
  • Ball 60 mins: Goal for Aldershot – Marvin Morgan scored from a penalty, awarded for Pipe's handball.
  • Sub-onSub-off 63 mins: Aldershot Town double substitution – John Grant and Danny Hylton replaced Scott Donnelly and Kirk Hudson.
  • Sub-onSub-off 64 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution – Dominic Blizzard replaced David Pipe.
  • Sub-onSub-off 73 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution – Ben Swallow replaced Sean Rigg.
  • Yellow 76 mins: John Halls booked for dissent.
  • Yellow 89 mins: Marvin Morgan booked for a foul on Jeff Hughes.
  • Yellow 90+1 mins: Chris Lines booked for a foul on Andy Sandell.

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