August 24, 2013
Pirates pinch first win
John-Joe O'Toole shot a 67th-minute winner to give Bristol Rovers their first victory of the season as York were beaten 3-2 at the Memorial Stadium.
David Clarkson's first-half brace put the home side on course but Ryan Jarvis replied with a double, the second a penalty, and the Minstermen fought to the end after having substitute Ryan Bowman sent off.
Clarkson's first goal followed a mishit clearance from Tom Allan after three minutes and the ball fell perfectly for the Scot to volley home from inside the box.
Another error gifted Clarkson his second goal half an hour later. Goalkeeper Michael Ingham dropped a Michael Smith cross and the striker fired into the roof of the net from close range.
York reduced their arrears four minutes before the break when Lee Brown blocked a shot from Bowman and Jarvis was left with a simple tap-in.
Bowman had only been on the field for three minutes as a replacement for Wes Fletcher and two minutes later he was sent-off for a penalty area dust-up with Tom Parkes.
Jarvis netted from the spot after a foul by Mark McChrystal but O'Toole fired the winner at the far post after Alfie Santos had volleyed across goal.
|Bristol Rovers||York City|
|1 Steve Mildenhall||24 Michael Ingham|
|14 Lee Brown||3 Ben Davies|
|29 Mark McChrystal||4 Chris Smith|
|2 Michael Smith||2 Lanre Oyebanjo|
|6 Tom Parkes||20 Tom Allen|
|32 John-Joe O'Toole||6 Daniel Parslow|
|15 Oliver Norburn||10 Ashley Chambers|
|30 Tom Lockyer||8 Craig Clay|
|33 Alfie Santos||18 Tom Platt|
|7 David Clarkson||11 Ryan Jarvis|
|26 Ryan Brunt||9 Wes Fletcher|
|20 Connor Gough||Chris Kettings 1|
|5 Garry Kenneth||David McGurk 5|
|35 Josh Southway||Jamal Fyfield 16|
|8 Matthew Gill||Lewis Montrose 14|
|17 Ellis Harrison||Richard Cresswell 17|
|31 Shaquille Hunter||Michael Coulson 7|
|18 Mitch Harding||Ryan Bowman 19|
|Matthew Gill for Oliver Norburn (81)||Ryan Bowman for Wes Fletcher (38)|
|Mitch Harding for David Clarkson (87)||Michael Coulson for Ashley Chambers (70)|
|David McGurk for Daniel Parslow (82)|
|Tom Parkes (43)||Chris Smith (27)|
|Mitch Harding (90)||Ashley Chambers (36)|
|Ryan Brunt (90)|
|Ryan Bowman (43)|
|· Squads: Bristol Rovers | York City|