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Match report: Bristol Rovers 1-0 Rotherham

By alex slater, Saturday Sep 28, 2019

For a third straight Saturday, Graham Coughlan’s Gas knuckled down to earn three points with a committed display, this time stretching the unbeaten league run to five games.

Of late, though, the three point hauls have been coming away from the Mem, with home fans settling for draws from winning positions.

Not this time. A bolstered crowd lifted their noise as their belief grew, with Jonson Clarke-Harris’s winning goal sparking a strong second half display that propelled Rovers to a well-earned win.

Ahead of the goal, Liam Sercombe was hurried and under pressure in the Rovers midfield, but thought quickly and improvised, sending a delightful ball over the Rotherham defence, but not too close to the goalkeeper.

Clarke-Harris reacted first, ran onto the ball, strongly fended off any attention, then thumped the ball low into the net with the precision and confidence of a beautifully in-form striker.

“I’m chuffed for the lads and I’m chuffed for the football club,” said Rovers manager Graham Coughlan after the match.

Main photo by JMP

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