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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 7,537) 21st December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Portsmouth

Bristol R 2

O Clarke (40)
D Clarkson (77)

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Rovers too strong for Pompey

Last Updated: 21/12/13 7:21pm

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Ollie Clarke: Off the mark for Rovers

Ollie Clarke: Off the mark for Rovers

Ollie Clarke netted his first goal for Bristol Rovers to help secure to a 2-0 home win against fellow strugglers Portsmouth.

The young midfielder broke the deadlock five minutes before the break, drilling home a low right-footed half-volley from the edge of the penalty area after Rovers had built down the right.

David Clarkson doubled the advantage after 77 minutes, sweeping hope a right-footed shot from an angle when Oliver Norburn's pass put him through.

Clarkson struck the Portsmouth crossbar with a fierce 15th-minute shot from the corner of the penalty area.

Ryan Bird then squandered Pompey's best first-half chance, shooting tamely at goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall from 12 yards.

The visitors failed to create much after the interval and, despite the backing of more than 1,300 travelling fans, could have no complaints about the outcome,

And it took a stunning second-half save from Trevor Carson to keep out a Clarkson free-kick and prevent Rovers winning by a bigger margin.

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1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42