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2008-09 matches
League One
TeamHomeAway
Brighton1-21-1
Carlisle2-31-1
Cheltenham3-21-2
Colchester0-01-0
Crewe0-01-1
Hartlepool4-11-1
Hereford6-13-0
Huddersfield1-21-1
Leeds2-22-2
Leicester0-11-2
L Orient2-12-1
Millwall4-22-3
MK Dons1-21-2
Northampton1-00-0
Oldham2-02-0
Peterborough0-14-5
Scunthorpe1-22-0
Southend4-20-1
Stockport2-01-3
Swindon2-21-2
Tranmere2-00-2
Walsall1-35-0
Yeovil3-02-2
FA Cup
TeamH/A
BournemouthA0-1
League Cup
TeamH/A
WatfordA0-1
League Trophy
TeamH/A
BournemouthA0-3

On 9 August 2008 Rovers played their opening league game of the 2008-09 season. The match was against Carlisle United, who Rovers had beaten 3-0 when the sides last met in December 2007.

The Rovers squad featured three new recruits in Darryl Duffy and Jeff Hughes who both started the game, and Ben Hunt who was on the bench. The Carlisle lineup, managed by ex-Rovers manager John Ward, featured goalkeeper Ben Williams, who scored an own goal last time he faced Rovers when playing for Crewe Alexandra. His o.g. gifted Rovers a point in a 1-1 draw at Alexandra Stadium the previous season.

Rovers took an early lead in the game, when Rickie Lambert headed in a Craig Disley cross after 15 minutes. The lead was short-lived however with Carlisle equalising through Danny Carlton four minutes later. Carlisle scored their second on the stroke of half time, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson giving them a 2-1 lead at the break. Carlton scored his second of the game in the 80th minute before Andy Williams scored an injury time consolation goal, sealing a 3-2 victory for the Cumbrians.

Match detailsEdit

Bristol Rovers2-3Carlisle United
Lambert (15)
Williams (90)
(1-2 HT)Carlton (19, 80)
Bridge-Wilkinson (45)
at The Memorial Stadium attendance: 8,285
Lineups
1 Steve Phillips 1 Ben Williams
14 David Pipe 2 David Raven
15 Byron Anthony 5 Danny Livesey
6 Steve Elliott 6 Peter Murphy
32 Aaron Lescott 3 Evan Horwood
Sub-off 4 Chris Lines 26 Scott Dobie
7 Stuart Campbell 4 Marc Bridge-Wilkinson Ball
20 Craig Disley 11 Paul Thirlwell Yellow
Sub-off 11 Jeff Hughes 18 Simon Hackney Sub-off
Ball 9 Rickie Lambert 9 Danny Graham Sub-off
10 Darryl Duffy 10 Danny Carlton Ball Ball
Substitutes
13 Mike Green 20 Chris Howarth
5 Craig Hinton 12 Luke Joyce Sub-on
Sub-on Ball 8 Andy Williams 16 Josh Gowling
18 Ben Hunt 17 Cleveland Taylor Sub-on
Sub-on 19 Sean Rigg 19 Michael Bridges

TimelineEdit

  • 15 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Rickie Lambert
  • 19 mins: Goal for Carlisle United scored by Danny Carlton
  • 45 mins: Goal for Carlisle United scored by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
  • 63 mins: Carlisle United substitution - Cleveland Taylor replaced Danny Graham
  • 67 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution - Andy Williams replaced Chris Lines
  • 71 mins: Paul Thirlwell booked for a foul on Stuart Campbell
  • 78 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution - Sean Rigg replaced Jeff Hughes
  • 80 mins: Goal for Carlisle United scored by Danny Carlton
  • 87 mins: Carlisle United substitution - Luke Joyce replaced Simon Hackney
  • 90 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Andy Williams

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