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2008-09 matches
League One
Team Home Away
Brighton 1-2 1-1
Carlisle 2-3 1-1
Cheltenham 3-2 1-2
Colchester 0-0 1-0
Crewe 0-0 1-1
Hartlepool 4-1 1-1
Hereford 6-1 3-0
Huddersfield 1-2 1-1
Leeds 2-2 2-2
Leicester 0-1 1-2
L Orient 2-1 2-1
Millwall 4-2 2-3
MK Dons 1-2 1-2
Northampton 1-0 0-0
Oldham 2-0 2-0
Peterborough 0-1 4-5
Scunthorpe 1-2 2-0
Southend 4-2 0-1
Stockport 2-0 1-3
Swindon 2-2 1-2
Tranmere 2-0 0-2
Walsall 1-3 5-0
Yeovil 3-0 2-2
FA Cup
Team H/A
Bournemouth A 0-1
League Cup
Team H/A
Watford A 0-1
League Trophy
Team H/A
Bournemouth A 0-3

On 16 September 2008 Rovers travelled the short distance north to play away to Cheltenham Town. It was the seventh League One game of the season for Rovers, and they had won only one of these. They had also been knocked out of both the Carling Cup and Johnstone's Paints Trophy at the first round stage.

The Cheltenham side included three ex-Rovers players in the starting 11 and one on the subs bench; Shane Higgs, Barry Hayles, Josh Low and former loanee Craig Armstrong. They also included on loan Bristol City player Scott Murray. The Rovers team had a number of changes from the last match, a 3-1 defeat to Walsall. Danny Coles replaced the suspended Byron Anthony, Craig Disley was dropped to the bench, Chris Lines moved from the right side into the middle to replace him, David Pipe was moved forward from right back to the right side of midfield and Ryan Green replaced him at the back. Jo Kuffour also replaced Darryl Duffy up front.

In the match Rovers found themselves 2-0 down after half an hour, thanks to a pair of goals by Barry Hayles. Although Rovers pulled a goal back shortly after the break through Rickie Lambert, it wasn't enough for the Pirates to take anything from the game.

Match details[]

Cheltenham Town 2-1 Bristol Rovers
Hayles (19, 30) (2-0 HT) Lambert (50)
at Whaddon Road attendance: 4,546
Lineups
1 Shane Higgs 1 Steve Phillips
20 Andy Gallinagh 2 Ryan Green
Yellow 5 Gavin Caines 6 Steve Elliott Yellow
4 Shane Duff 16 Danny Coles Sub-off
3 Alan Wright 32 Aaron Lescott Sub-off
Yellow Sub-off 26 Scott Murray 14 David Pipe
Sub-off 14 Dave Bird 4 Chris Lines Sub-off
16 Alex Russell 7 Stuart Campbell
Yellow 7 Josh Low 11 Jeff Hughes
Sub-off 27 Lloyd Owusu 17 Jo Kuffour
Ball Ball 23 Barry Hayles 9 Rickie Lambert Ball Yellow
Substitutes
12 Scott P Brown 13 Mike Green
Sub-on 6 Michael Townsend 5 Craig Hinton Sub-on
9 Paul Connor 10 Darryl Duffy Sub-on
Sub-on 13 Craig Armstrong 18 Ben Hunt
Sub-on Yellow 18 Ashley Vincent 20 Craig Disley Sub-on

Timeline[]

  • 19 mins: Goal for Cheltenham Town scored by Barry Hayles
  • 28 mins: Steve Elliott booked for a foul on Alex Russell
  • 30 mins: Goal for Cheltenham Town scored by Barry Hayles
  • 37 mins: Scott Murray booked for a foul on Ryan Green
  • 50 mins: Goal for Bristol Rovers scored by Rickie Lambert
  • 52 mins: Gavin Caines booked for a foul on Rickie Lambert
  • 61 mins: Triple substitution for Cheltenham Town - Craig Armstrong, Ashley Vincent and Michael Townsend replaced David Bird, Scott Murray and Lloyd Owusu
  • 63 mins: Josh Low booked for a foul on Jeff Hughes
  • 70 mins: Double substitution for Rovers - Craig Disley and Darryl Duffy replaced Chris Lines and Aaron Lescott
  • 77 mins: Rickie Lambert booked for a foul on Craig Armstrong
  • 79 mins: Substitution for Bristol Rovers - Craig Hinton replaced Danny Coles
  • 90+3 mins: Ashley Vincent booked for a foul on Steve Elliott
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