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PREVIEW: Bristol Rovers

23 October 2015

Preview of Saturdays Severnside Derby...

Venue:, BristolMemorial Stadium


Looking at the home side

as things stand. They are good at finding the net with 16 league goals as a side already this season, Jermaine Easter and Matty Taylor both with four to their name.th in the table but with a game in hand over everyone else, they do have the potential to climb as high as 6thFollowing on from their 0-0 draw at home to Notts County on Tuesday night, Bristol Rovers are still looking for their first home win in the league since August. Currently sitting in 12


Getting there


By car:Leave the M4 at junction 20 and head Southbound on the M5. Leave the M5 shortly after joining at Junction 16 (Filton) and join the A38 (South) towards Bristol City centre. Continue along the road past the British Aerospace works, the Wellington pub on your right and bear left into Filton Avenue for the ground. There is street and stadium parking available.


By train:There are direct services between Newport and Filton Abbey Wood that leave at 16 minutes to the hour. The journey takes a little under half an hour and the station is a couple of miles walk from the ground. For the return journey leave Filton Abbey Wood at one minute past six and returns to Newport at twenty five past.


A reminder that this match is an all ticket game.


Form Guide

     8 pointsWL LDLWDL L LNewport County –

     14 pointsDW W WLDL L LWBristol Rovers –


Upcoming Milestones

Matt Taylor and Medy Elito – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Medy Elito – 1 appearance for 200 professional appearances

Yan Klukowski – 2 goals for 60 professional goals

Lenell John-Lewis – 1 goal for 50 professional goals

Nathan Ralph - 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances

Andrew Hughes – 2 appearances for 125 professional appearances

Scott Boden - 1 goal for 60 professional goals

Matt Partridge – 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances


Bristol Rovers’ record against County

Played 2, Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 1, Goals For 3, Goals Against 2


Last meeting

Bristol Rovers came away from the Memorial Stadium as 3-1 victors the last time these two sides met in January 2014. Goals from Kaid Mohamed, Eliot Richards and John O’Toole were enough to comprehensively cancel out Rene Howe’s effort three minutes before the hour mark.


Last time out

John Sheridan came away with his first win as County manager with a convincing 2-0 win away at Wycombe Wanderers. A Marcus Bean own goal and a late strike by top scorer Scott Boden gave the Exiles the win and Newport are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference, and they will be hoping that they can build upon this strong performance and begin to climb up the League 2 table.


Manager's thoughts 



Around the league (all times 3pm)

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Exeter City v Notts County

Hartlepool United v Crawley Town

Luton Town v Plymouth Argyle

Morecambe v Leyton Orient

Northampton Town v Stevenage

Oxford United v Barnet

Portsmouth v Mansfield Town

Wycombe Wanderers v Carlisle United

Yeovil Town v Cambridge United

York City v A.F.C Wimbledon



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