Outstanding Rovers stun Swindon: Match Review

Published Add your comment

Bristol Rovers claimed their first away win in 11 attempts as they comprehensively beat Swindon 4-0.

Swindon dominated the first 20 minutes but the game changed when Jo Kuffour broke away in the 24th minute to float the ball over David Lucas from a difficult angle to put Rovers ahead.

With more self-belief the visitors stepped up their game and when Stuart Campbell's corner was not cleared, Paul Heffernan was allowed to turn well and place the ball into the bottom left-hand corner to double the lead in the 39th minute.

Swindon's woes were compounded after 45 minutes when a free-kick conceded for a needless handball was brilliantly hit home into the top corner by Chris Lines to make it 3-0 at the interval.

Jeff Hughes made it 4-0 after 61 minutes when Lucas misjudged a cross and Hughes prodded home from two yards.

Billy Paynter saw his header rebound off the bar late on and either side might have added to the scoreline but Rovers left the County Ground good value for their win.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

David Lucas
Bristol Rovers
Jo Kuffour
Jeff Hughes
League One
Swindon Town
Chris Lines
Billy Paynter
Paul Heffernan
Stuart Campbell

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again