Rovers see off Dale: Match Review

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Chris Lines struck with a rasping drive as Bristol Rovers secured a 2-1 victory against Rochdale.

Jeff Hughes fired the Pirates ahead from the penalty spot in first half injury time after a foul by Marcus Holness on Jo Kuffour.

Lines doubled their advantage when he found the roof of the net with a right-foot bullet, but Rovers had to endure a nervy finish after Byron Anthony deflected an 86th minute cross from Nicky Adams past his own goalkeeper.

Rochdale could consider themselves unlucky after hitting the post twice through a first half header from Anthony Elding and an 80th minute effort from substitute Matt Done.

Rovers striker Will Hoskins forced the best save of the game from Josh Lillis with a 73rd minute volley after cleverly controlling a Charlie Reece pass with his head.

Rochdale attacked with menace, with Adams a threat on the right flank and Chris O'Grady a constant handful up front.

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Bristol Rovers
Marcus Holness
Jo Kuffour
Jeff Hughes
League One
Matt Done
Will Hoskins
Chris O'Grady
Chris Lines
Nicky Adams
Anthony Elding
Josh Lillis
Matt Done
Byron Anthony

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