BRISTOL. Portsmouth tops Bristol Rovers 2-0 after C. Bishop scores a double.
The match was played at the Memorial Stadium stadium in Bristol on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was James Bell assisted by Ian Cooper and Daniel Leach. The 4th official was Alan Young. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 8.7 degrees Celsius or 47.66 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 57%.
Bristol Rovers was in firm control of the ball 55% while Portsmouth was struggling with a 45% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Portsmouth was putting more pressure with 45 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Portsmouth won the encounter.
Bristol Rovers shot 17 times, 7 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Portsmouth shot 7 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
Bristol Rovers received 3 yellow cards (Glenn Whelan, Grant Ward and Calum MacDonald). Regarding the opposition, Portsmouth received 2 yellow cards (Ryan Tunnicliffe and Joe Morrell).
(Bristol Rovers) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (89′).
After playing this contest, Bristol Rovers will stay with 45 points like Lincoln City to hold in the 14th place. On the opposite side, Portsmouth will have 57 points to hold in the 9th place.
In the next match in the League One, Bristol Rovers will host Bolton Wanderers on the 6th of May with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Bolton Wanderers (3 draws).
Portsmouth will host Wycombe Wanderers on the 6th of May with a 6-4 head to head record in favor of Portsmouth (6 draws).
Bristol Rovers – Formation
Bristol Rovers started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Joey Barton decided to play with the following team: James Belshaw, Lewis Jack Gibson, Lewis Gordon, Jarell Quansah, Lamar Bogarde, Grant Ward, Anthony Evans, Luca Hoole, John Marquis, Aaron Collins and Josh Coburn.
The home team had on the bench: Ellery Balcombe, James Connolly, Glenn Whelan, Scott Sinclair, Sam Finley, Ryan Loft and Calum MacDonald.
Bristol Rovers made 4 changes: Lewis Gordon for Calum MacDonald (46′), John Marquis for Scott Sinclair (46′), Grant Ward for Ryan Loft (72′) and Antony Evans for Sam Finley (72′).
Portsmouth – Formation
Portsmouth started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
John Mousinho played with: Matt Macey, Sean Raggett, Joe Rafferty, Connor Ogilvie, Ryley Towler, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Louis Thompson, Joseff Morrell, Colby Bishop, Recco Hackett-Fairchild and Patrick Lane.
They had on the bench: Owen Dale, Di’Shon Bernard, Clark Robertson, Tom Lowery, Michael Jacobs, Josh Oluwayemi and Dane Scarlett.
Portsmouth made 3 changes: Reeco Hackett for Owen Dale (59′), Louis Thompson for Michael Jacobs (66′) and Paddy Lane for Clark Robertson (87′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League One.
- Wycombe Wanderers – Barnsley – 0-1
- Port Vale – Burton Albion – 2-3
- Plymouth Argyle – Forest Green Rovers – 2-0
- Morecambe – Oxford United – 1-1
- Lincoln City – Peterborough United – 0-3
- Ipswich Town – Shrewsbury Town – 2-0
- Derby County – Fleetwood Town – 0-2
- Cheltenham Town – Exeter City – 3-1
- Cambridge United – Charlton Athletic – 1-2
- Bristol Rovers – Portsmouth – 0-2
- Accrington Stanley – Milton Keynes Dons – 0-1