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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

After a strong start to the 2009-10 campaign, Rovers traveled to Norwich City's Carrow Road ground in a buoyant mood following a last gasp winner at Southampton earlier in the week earning a 3–2 victory and maintaining third place in League One. The long journey east proved to be a step too far for the Pirates however, and they slumped to their biggest defeat of the season so far.

The Norwich squad included two ex-Gas men on the bench in Fraser Forster, who had spent the beginning of the season on loan at Rovers from Newcastle United, and Bristolian Jamie Cureton who made a cameo appearance on the pitch late in the game.

Manager Paul Trollope named an unchanged side from the win at St. Mary's, but they got off to a bad start, conceding the first goal after just nine minutes, Chris Martin putting the ball in the back of the net. Rovers grabbed an equaliser on the 26 minute mark thanks to a Jeff Hughes penalty, but Norwich were back in the lead five minutes later when Wes Hoolahan converted a spot kick. Grant Holt scored Norwich's third and fourth goals before half time, but Rovers managed to stem the tide following the break. Rovers old boy Jamie Cureton had the final say however, scoring Norwich's fifth and putting the final nail in the Rovers coffin in the third minute of injury time at the end of the match. As a former Rovers player however, Cureton did not celebrate his goal out of respect for the club.

Match detailsEdit

Norwich City5–1Bristol Rovers
Martin (9)
Hoolahan (31 pen)
Holt (33, 40)
Cureton (90)
(4–1 HT)Hughes (26 pen)
at Carrow Road attendance: 24,117
Lineups
13 Declan Rudd 27 Mikkel Andersen
Yellow 3 Adam Drury 2 Carl Regan
12 Gary Doherty 5 Danny Coles
Sub-off 15 Michael Spillane 15 Byron Anthony
Yellow 33 Jens Berthel Askou 32 Aaron Lescott
Ball 14 Wes Hoolahan 3 Mark Wright Sub-off
Yellow 19 Simon Lappin 4 Chris Lines Sub-off
Sub-off 20 Darel Russell 7 Stuart Campbell
30 Korey Smith 11 Jeff Hughes Ball
Ball Ball Sub-off 9 Grant Holt 9 Chris Dickson Sub-off
Ball 16 Chris Martin 17 Jo Kuffour
Substitutes
21 Fraser Forster 51 Rhys Evans
Sub-on 8 Stephen Hughes 6 Steve Elliott
17 Tom Adeyemi 16 Dominic Blizzard Sub-on
Sub-on 18 Paul McVeigh 20 Charlie Reece
Sub-on Ball 10 Jamie Cureton 23 Ben Swallow
25 Luke Daley 8 Andy Williams Sub-on
27 Cody McDonald 10 Darryl Duffy Sub-on

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