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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 10 22
2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6