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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Bristol Rovers (14-02-2009)

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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 14 February 2009 Rovers played their 28th League One game of the 2008-09 season, an away fixture against Scunthorpe United. This was the Pirates' first game in February after the previous two matches were called off due to snow and a frozen pitch, their last game a 1–0 defeat at Southend United fourteen days earlier.

First team coach Paul Trollope named a starting eleven with two changes from the previous game, with Chris Lines preferred to Craig Disley in the centre of midfield, and top goalscorer Rickie Lambert sidelined by a hip injury and replaced with Darryl Duffy. On the bench Disley took Lines's seat and Sean Rigg and Charlie Clough took the places of Duffy and Ben Hunt. Clough was making his first appearance in a Rovers matchday squad this season, having previously been sent out on loan to Mangotsfield United.

Rovers took control of the game in the first half, thanks to goals from Duffy and Kuffour in the 21st and 31st minutes respectively. From that point on the Pirates put in a solid performance and never looked like failing to win. The only blip coming when Craig Hinton was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area in the 54th minute, but Scunthorpe striker Paul Hayes hit a weak shot straight at Steve Phillips from the resulting penalty kick, providing him with one of the easier penalty saves of his career.

Match detailsEdit

Scunthorpe United0–2Bristol Rovers
(0–2 HT)Duffy (21)
Kuffour (31)
at Glanford Park attendance: 4,156
Lineups
1 Joe Murphy 1 Steve Phillips
6 Cliff Byrne 2 Ryan Green
15 David Mirfin 5 Craig Hinton
26 Krystian Pierce 6 Steve Elliott
Sub-off 24 Andrew Wright 32 Aaron Lescott
8 Garry Thompson 14 David Pipe
Sub-off 7 Matthew Sparrow 7 Stuart Campbell
17 Grant McCann 4 Chris Lines
Sub-off 16 Martyn Woolford 11 Jeff Hughes Sub-off
10 Gary Hooper 17 Jo Kuffour Ball Sub-off
9 Paul Hayes 10 Darryl Duffy Ball Sub-off
Substitutes
20 Sam Slocombe 3 Joe Jacobson Sub-on
Sub-on 18 Sam Togwell 15 Byron Anthony
23 Kevan Hurst 19 Sean Rigg Sub-on
Sub-on 27 Ian Morris 20 Craig Disley Sub-on
Sub-on 31 Henri Lansbury 31 Charlie Clough

TimelineEdit

  • 21 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Darryl Duffy
  • 31 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Jo Kuffour
  • 46 mins: Scunthorpe substitution - Henri Lansbury replaced Martyn Woolford
  • 64 mins: Scunthorpe double substitution - Sam Togwell and Ian Morris replaced Matthew Sparrow and Andrew Wright
  • 71 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution - Craig Disley replaced Jeff Hughes
  • 76 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution - Joe Jacobson replaced Jo Kuffour
  • 85 mins: Bristol Rovers substitution - Sean Rigg replaced Darryl Duffy

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