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2011–12 matches
League Two
Team Home Away
Accrington 5–1 1–2
AFC Wimbledon 1–0 3–2
Aldershot 0–1 0–1
Barnet 0–2 0–2
Bradford 2–1 2–2
Burton 7–1 1–2
Cheltenham 1–3 2–0
Crawley 0–0 1–4
Crewe 2–5 0–3
Dag & Red 2–0 0–4
Gillingham 2–2 1–4
Hereford 0–0 2–1
Macclesfield 0–0 0–0
Morecambe 2–1 3–2
Northampton 2–1 2–3
Oxford 0–0 0–3
Plymouth 2–3 1–1
Port Vale 0–3 0–1
Rotherham 5–2 1–0
Shrewsbury 1–0 0–1
Southend 1–0 1–1
Swindon 1–1 0–0
Torquay 1–2 2–2
FA Cup
Team H/A
Corby Town H 3–1
AFC Totton A 6–1
Aston Villa H 1–3
League Cup
Team H/A
Watford H 1–1
Leyton Orient A 2–3
League Trophy
Team H/A
Wycombe A 1–3

Rovers were eliminated from the 2011–12 FA Cup at the third round stage, when they suffered a 3–1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.

Despite playing well at times, The Pirates were outclassed by their Premier League opposition in a game screened live on ESPN.

Villa took the lead in the first half through Marc Albrighton, and Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ciaran Clark both netted after the break to make it 3–0 to the visitors. A goal from substitute Scott McGleish right at the end of the 90 minutes looked to be nothing more than a consolation, but when Rovers were awarded a penalty two minutes into stoppage time it looked like they may give their opponents an uncomfortable end to the game. McGleish's spot kick went straight to the keeper however, and the game ended 3–1.

This was the first game since Paul Buckle was relieved of his managerial duties, and was caretaker-boss Shaun North's first game as manager of a senior team.

Match details[]

Bristol Rovers 1–3 Aston Villa
McGleish (90) (0–1 HT) Albrighton (35)
Agbonlahor (64)
Clark (78)
at The Memorial Stadium attendance: 10,883
Lineups
20 Michael Poke 22 Brad Guzan
4 Danny Woodards 2 Alan Hutton
5 Cian Bolger 3 Stephen Warnock
33 Aaron Downes 5 Richard Dunne
3 Gary Sawyer 6 James Collins Sub-off
Sub-off 16 Joe Anyinsah 7 Stephen Ireland
6 Craig Stanley 12 Marc Albrighton Ball
34 Andy Dorman 19 Stiliyan Petrov Sub-off
Sub-off 11 Mustapha Carayol 21 Ciaran Clark Ball
Sub-off 18 Eliot Richards 9 Darren Bent
26 Chris Zebroski 18 Emile Heskey Sub-off
Substitutes
25 Lance Cronin (GK) 33 Andy Marshall (GK)
2 Michael Smith 10 Charles N'Zogbia
Sub-on Ball Penalty miss 10 Scott McGleish 11 Gabriel Agbonlahor Sub-on Ball
Sub-on 14 Lee Brown 16 Fabian Delph
15 Byron Anthony 25 Barry Bannan Sub-on
Sub-on 27 Kayne McLaggon 26 Andreas Weimann
35 Jordan Goddard 38 Gary Gardner Sub-on

Timeline[]

  • Sub-onSub-off 28 mins: Scott McGleish repalced Mustapha Carayol due to a groin injury
  • Ball 35 mins: Goal for Aston Villa scored by Marc Albrighton
  • Sub-onSub-off 46 mins: Gabriel Agbonlahor replaced Emile Heskey
  • Ball 64 mins: Goal for Aston Villa scored by Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Sub-onSub-off 74 mins: Gary Gardner replaced James Collins
  • Ball 78 mins: Goal for Aston Villa scored by Ciaran Clark
  • Sub-onSub-off 79 mins: Lee Brown replaced Eliot Richards
  • Sub-onSub-off 82 mins: Barry Bannan replaced Stiliyan Petrov
  • Sub-onSub-off 86 mins: Kayne McLaggon replaced Joe Anyinsah
  • Ball 90 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Scott McGleish
  • Penalty miss 90+3 mins: Scott McGleish missed a penalty awarded for handball by Stephen Warnock. Saved by Brad Guzan.
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