Bristol Rovers’ Leasing.com Trophy journey came to an end with defeat at the Memorial Stadium to Stevenage.
Craig Mackail-Smith’s lobbed finish midway through the first half was the only goal of the contest, as the Gas exited the trophy at the third round stage.
The veteran striker pounced on a piece of slack defending and held his nerve to lift a finish over Jordi van Stappershoef in the 18th minute.
Rovers held the majority of the possession but tussled to fix chances to level the game. Menayese came close in the closing stages of the first half, but Ben Garner’s side couldn’t find a goal throughout a frustrating second half.
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