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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 7,332) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: M Heywood

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Bristol R 2

J Anyinsah (19)
M Lund (25)

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Plymouth 1

C Hourihane (62)

Ward secures first Rovers win

Last Updated: 01/01/13 4:34pm

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Lund: Netted the Pirates' second goal

Lund: Netted the Pirates' second goal

First-half goals from Joe Anyinsah and Matt Lund gave Bristol Rovers a New Year lift with a 2-1 home victory over Plymouth.

The home side went in front after 19 minutes when Argyle goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin could only palm out an inswinging corner from Fabian Broghammer and Anyinsah fired the ball pack past him with a fierce drive from 12 yards.

Another Broghammer corner from the opposite left side saw Lund make it 2-0 with a stunning volley after 25 minutes, while all Plymouth could offer in the first half were a couple of off-target headers from Onismor Bhasera and Nick Chadwick.

The visitors improved after the break and Conor Hourihane shot them back into the game from Durrell Berry's right-wing cross after 62 minutes.

Hourihane then hit a post with a shot from the edge of the box, but Rovers defended solidly and held out without further alarms.

The result meant four points from Ward's first two games in charge and on this form the experienced manager will inspire Football League survival.

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2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39