Hoskins shines for Penney: Match Review

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Will Hoskins hit his 15th goal of the season to set Bristol Rovers on course for a 3-1 win over Swindon, their first victory under new boss Dave Penney.

The striker ran onto a through-ball from Chris Lines to confidently shoot past Phil Smith after seven minutes and Jo Kuffour capitalised on a defensive mix-up to fire the second on just after the break.

Jon-Paul McGovern gave Swindon hope with a superbly struck 66th-minute volley after a mistake by the otherwise reliable David McCracken.

But Jeff Hughes stole in at the near post to head home a Hoskins cross after 74 minutes to settle the outcome.

Rovers deserved the points, although Swindon were enjoying a good spell when Hughes struck the decisive third goal.

Home goalkeeper Luke Daniels played his part, doing well to save a 49th-minute header from Charlie Austin.

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Bristol Rovers
David McCracken
Charlie Austin
Jo Kuffour
Jon-Paul McGovern
Jeff Hughes
League One
Will Hoskins
Phil Smith
Chris Lines
Luke Daniels

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