MATCH REPORT: Bristol Rovers 0-0 Fleetwood

Rovers’ winless run continues after JCH sees his late penalty saved onto the crossbar.

Ben Garner opted to change system for Saturday’s game to a 4-3-3. Which allowed new Signings Josh Ginnelly and Josh Barrett to play off either flank, with a bit more of an attacking license.

The game began somewhat slowly with very few clear cut chances being created in the first half. New shot stopper Jamal Blackman made a comfortable save down to his right following a tame effort from the edge of the box. Blackman was again called upon, holding Paddy Maddens vicious volleyed effort.

Rovers struggled to create many chances however their best chance fell to Ginnelly who saw his effort sail high over the bar, but the neat build up play was positive to see as Sercombe linked up well with Barrett to create the opportunity.

The second half continued in the same vein as the first, few clear cut chances created and the majority of the game being played in the middle of the pitch. Fleetwoods best chance of the game fell to Souttar however he couldn’t keep his header on target.

However the game sparked into life in the final 10 minutes, firstly, substitute Alex Rodman burst into the penalty area only to be tripped by Paddy Madden and the ref’ had no other option but to point to the spot. JCH ,normally reliable from 12 yards, saw his well hit penalty saved by the foot of the goalkeeper, onto the crossbar and cleared away.

Following this Fleetwood went up the other end and put the ball in the net however, Wes Burns was clearly offside when the ball was played and the linesman obliged by raising the flag.

This leaves The Gas winless in 9 however there were positive performances from the returning Holmes-Dennis and Tom Davies. Rovers travel to Bolton for their next League 1 fixture.