Bristol Rovers 1-0 Oxford: Marquis goal gives Rovers the home victory

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Bristol Rovers beat Oxford United with a thumping 1-0 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Both sides arrived on the back of wins. Bristol Rovers were looking to pick up points after winning last match. Oxford United, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Cambridge Utd in their last match. After today’s result, Bristol Rovers are in 1st place in the table and have 6 points while Oxford United sit in 16th with 3 points after 3 matches.

Bristol Rovers started the first half well, thanks to a goal from John Marquis, at 34 minutes to see out the first half 1-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 1-0.

Substitutions for Bristol Rovers included Jordan Rossiter, Paul Coutts, Lewis Gibson, Josh Grant and Ryan Loft for Glenn Whelan, Sam Finley, Lewis Gordon, Harvey Saunders and John Marquis, repectively. Oxford United brought on Lewis Bate, Kyle Joseph, Tyler Goodhram and Jodi Jones, to replace James Henry, Matty Taylor, Billy Bodin and Steve Seddon.

There were bookings for Harvey Saunders and Josh Grant from Bristol Rovers. For Oxford United, Steve Seddon, Elliott Moore and Cameron Brannagan saw yellow.

Bristol Rovers will play away against Barnsley, while Oxford United will face Lincoln City at home.

Technical card:
Bristol Rovers:John Marquis (Ryan Loft, min.80), Glenn Whelan (Jordan Rossiter, min.59), Harvey Saunders (Josh Grant, min.80), Sam Finley (Paul Coutts, min.71) and Lewis Gordon (Lewis Gibson, min.79)
Oxford United:Steve Seddon (Jodi Jones, min.89), Elliott Moore, James Henry (Lewis Bate, min.64), Matty Taylor (Kyle Joseph, min.64), Billy Bodin (Tyler Goodhram, min.73) and Cameron Brannagan
Stadium:Memorial Stadium
Goals:John Marquis (1-0, min. 34)