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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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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39