Date: 18th October 2015 at 12:12pm
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Bristol Rovers picked up all three points away at Mansfield with striker Matty Taylor scoring in the eighth minute of injury time.

Billy Bodin was ruled out through injury so Darrell Clarke reurned to the 3-5-2 formation. In a game of incidents Rovers took the lead on 15 minutes when Jermaine Easter slotted home Daniel Leadbitters knock dowm, but Easter would not last the half. After bursting into the box, Easter was adjudged to have dived in the area and after being dragged from the floor Easter reacted and was shown a straight red.



After Rovers held firm against the eleven men of Mansfield manager Darrell Clarke made changes at half time bringing on Ollie Clarke and Ellis Harrison for Chris Lines and Daniel Leadbitter keeping two up top. Mansfield were reduced to ten men on 60 minutes when Pearce was shown a red for an off the ball incident. The game was in danger of boiling over and ex City man Nicky Hunt was shown a second yellow for bringing down Stuart Sinclair meaning Mansfield were down to nine players. To their credit Mansfield drew level with a fine strike from Ryan Tafazolli with just nine minutes remaining. It looked as if Rovers would have to settle for a point, but eight minutes into injury time James Clarked volleyed the ball into the box and Matty Taylor headed home.

Rovers moved up to 11th and next face Notts County at home on Tuesday night at The Memorial stadium.

 

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