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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 6,331) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Mathieson

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Torquay United Torquay

Bristol R 3

T Eaves (15, 76)
M Lund (17)

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Torquay 2

J Oastler (S/O 30)
R Howe (53)
A Downes (59)

Rovers claim West Country spoils

Last Updated: 20/10/12 6:48pm

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Eaves: Struck twice for Rovers

Eaves: Struck twice for Rovers

Tom Eaves struck twice as Bristol Rovers continued their recent improvement with a 3-2 win over 10-man Torquay at the Memorial Stadium.

The striker capitalised on poor defending to lift the ball over advancing 'keeper Michael Poke after 15 minutes of the League Two clash, and Matt Lund's free-kick doubled the advantage just two minutes later before the visitors had full-back Joe Oastler dismissed for a second booking on the half hour.

Back roared Torquay, though, and Rene Howe pulled one back with a curling effort after the break before Aaron Downes' header levelled matters shortly after. But Eaves netted the winner from substitute Wayne Brown's 76th-minute pass.

A cracking West country derby saw Rovers dominate the first half before their opponents emerged to give a much better account of themselves after the interval.

Both sides had chances in a feast of attacking football, but the home side ran out worthy winners and have now been beaten only once in seven games after a poor start to the season.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37