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Rovers made tough work of beating Torquay United in this League Two fixture, but eventually secured all three points thanks to a second half winner from Tom Eaves.

The Gas were two goals up inside of 17 minutes, thanks to strikes from Eaves and Matthew Lund, and when Joe Oastler was sent off for a second bookable offence on the half hour mark it looked like it was going to be a comfortable victory for the Bristol side.

After the break a rejuvenated Torquay side pulled a goal back 8 minutes into the second half, and six minutes later they scored an unlikely equaliser – both goals coming from former Rovers men, Rene Howe and Aaron Downes respectively. Eaves would prove to be the hero of the day however when he grabbed the winner, and his second of the game, 14 minutes from time.

Torquay included three ex-Rovers players in their starting eleven. As well as the goalscorers, Howe and Downes, 'keeper Michael Poke played between the sticks.

Match detailsEdit

Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers 3–2 Torquay United Torquay United
Eaves (15, 76)
Lund (17)
(2–0 HT) Howe (53)
Downes (59)
Venue: The Memorial Stadium – KO: 20 October 2012 @ 1500
Attendance: 6,331 – Referee: Scott Mathieson
Lineups
38 Neil Etheridge 1 Michael Poke Yellow
Ball 26 Matthew Lund 2 Joe Oastler YellowRed
5 Garry Kenneth 3 Kevin Nicholson
6 Tom Parkes 4 Aaron Downes Ball
3 Jim Paterson 5 Brian Saah
Sub-off 16 Joe Anyinsah 6 Damon Lathrope Sub-off
7 David Clarkson 7 Lee Mansell
15 Oliver Norburn 18 Craig Easton
Sub-off 11 Fabian Broghammer 20 Nathan Craig Sub-off
10 Eliot Richards 9 Rene Howe Ball
Ball Ball 32 Tom Eaves 15 Billy Bodin Sub-off
Substitutes
28 Sam Walker (GK) 13 Martin Rice (GK)
Sub-on 14 Lee Brown 8 Ryan Jarvis Sub-on
19 Adam Virgo 12 Daniel Leadbitter Sub-on
Sub-on 21 Wayne Brown 19 Danny Stevens
24 Ollie Clarke 21 Thomas Cruise Sub-on
25 Seanan Clucas 23 Ashley Yeoman
30 Tom Lockyer 29 Niall Thompson

TimelineEdit


2012–13 matches
League Two
TeamACCAFWALDBARBRABURCNMCFDD&REXEFWDGILMORNOROXFPLYPTVRDLROTSOUTORWYCYOR
Home0–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–3 3–0 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 3–2 1–0 0–0
Away0–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–1 3–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–4 1–2 3–1 0–0 3–3 A–A
0–2
1–4
FA Cup Capital One Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Rnd1 Rnd1 Rnd1sw
TeamSHU TeamIPS TeamYEO
H/AH H/AA H/AH
Res1–2 Res1–3 Res0–3

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