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2009-10 matches
League One
TeamHomeAway
Brentford0–03–1
Brighton1–11–2
Carlisle3–21–3
Charlton2–12–4
Colchester3–20–1
Exeter1–00–1
Gillingham2–10–1
Hartlepool2–02–1
Huddersfield1–00–0
Leeds0–41–2
L Orient1–20–5
Millwall2–00–2
MK Dons1–01–2
Norwich0–31–5
Oldham1–01–2
Southend4–31–2
Southampton1–53–2
Stockport1–02–0
Swindon3–04–0
Tranmere0–00–2
Walsall0–10–0
Wycombe2–31–2
Yeovil1–23–0
FA Cup
TeamH/A
SouthamptonH2–3
League Cup
TeamH/A
AldershotH2–1
CardiffA1–3
League Trophy
TeamH/A
HerefordA0–0

The Sky Sports cameras were at the Memorial Stadium on Monday 15 February 2010 for Rovers' League One clash with Charlton Athletic. It was their first live televised game since going down 5–4 to Peterborough United in September 2008, and although this game saw fewer goals there was just as much action and even more controversy.

The Pirates welcomed Chris Lines and Danny Coles back into the lineup after both had been missing through injury, their return helping to bring a spark back to a Rovers team that had been somewhat lacklustre of late. The first controversial moment of the game came just twelve seconds in, when a late, high challenge by Dominic Blizzard on Grant Basey saw Blizzard booked and Basey taken to Frenchay Hospital for x-rays.

That early challenge set the scene for a hotly-contested affair, which saw six yellow cards and two more players stretchered off. Both sides had strong penalty appeals turned down, and the physios were kept busy throughout the 103½ minutes of football, thanks to over five minutes being added at the end of the first half, and over eight added at the end of the game. Charlton were reduced to ten men late in the game when Dave Mooney was forced to leave the pitch following a clash of heads with Byron Anthony after The Addicks had already made their maximum the three permitted substitutions.

The goals came from a Steve Elliott volley, when he found himself all alone in the penalty area following a Rovers corner after 14 minutes, and Paul Heffernan who slid the ball past the keeper when we was on a one-on-one break. Therry Racon netted a consolation goal late into injury time at the and of the match.

Match detailsEdit

Bristol Rovers2–1Charlton Athletic
Elliott (14)
Heffernan (64)
(1–0 HT)Racon (90+7)
at The Memorial Stadium attendance: 7,624
Lineups
27 Mikkel Andersen 1 Rob Elliot
15 Byron Anthony 2 Frazer Richardson
5 Danny Coles 6 José Semedo Yellow Sub-off
Ball 6 Steve Elliott 12 Grant Basey Sub-off
48 Daniel Jones 18 Sam Sodje
Sub-off 4 Chris Lines 35 Christian Dailly
Yellow 7 Stuart Campbell 4 Nicky Bailey Yellow
Yellow Sub-off 16 Dominic Blizzard 8 Therry Racon Yellow Ball
11 Jeff Hughes 11 Lloyd Sam
Ball 9 Paul Heffernan 10 Deon Burton Yellow
Sub-off 17 Jo Kuffour 33 Akpo Sodje Sub-off
Substitutes
51 Rhys Evans 25 Darren Randolph
3 Mark Wright 5 Miguel Ángel Llera
Sub-on 20 Charlie Reece 16 Scott Wagstaff
21 Charlie Clough 20 Chris Solly Sub-on
23 Ben Swallow 24 Kyel Reid Sub-on
Sub-on 32 Aaron Lescott 9 Leon McKenzie
Sub-on 8 Andy Williams 23 Dave Mooney Sub-on

TimelineEdit

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