Rovers opened their 2013–14 campaign with a 2–1 defeat to Exeter City. Continuing injury problems within the squad meant that ten players were unavailable for selection, leaving manager John Ward unable to name enough substitutes to fill the bench.

Former Pirate Danny Coles opened the scoring in the second half, before Eliot Richards, playing on the right of midfield, grabbed an equaliser eight minutes later. It was to be The Grecians' day however when Sam Parkin netted the decider with ten minutes left to play.

Match detailsEdit

Exeter City Exeter City 2–1 Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers
Coles (60)
Parkin (80)
(0–0 HT) Richards (68)
Venue: St James Park – KO: 3 August 2013 @ 1500
Attendance: 5,196 – Referee: Mark Heywood
1 Artur Krysiak 1 Steve Mildenhall
3 Craig Woodman 2 Michael Smith
5 Pat Baldwin 6 Tom Parkes
Ball 6 Danny Coles 29 Mark McChrystal
15 Jordan Moore-Taylor 14 Lee Brown
4 Scot Bennett 10 Eliot Richards Ball
Yellow 7 Liam Sercombe 15 Oliver Norburn
11 Arron Davies 32 John-Joe O'Toole Yellow
32 David Wheeler 17 Ellis Harrison Sub-off
Sub-off 19 John O'Flynn 7 David Clarkson Sub-off
Ball Yellow 25 Sam Parkin 18 Mitch Harding Sub-off
30 Christy Pym (GK) 20 Conor Gough (GK)
Sub-on 10 Alan Gow 30 Tom Lockyer Sub-on
14 Tommy Doherty 31 Shaquille Hunter Sub-on
16 Aaron Dawson 33 Alefe Santos Sub-on
18 Jamie Reid 34 Pat Keary
21 Jake Gosling 35 Josh Southway
22 Jimmy Keohane


2013–14 matches
League Two
Home 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–2
Away 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1
FA Cup Capital One Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Rnd1 Rnd1 Rnd1sw
Team TeamWAT TeamBRC
Res Res1–3 Res1–2

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