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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 6,674) 11th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Exeter City Exeter

Bristol R 2

J O'Toole (pen 21, 90+3)

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Exeter 1

L Brown (og 20)

O'Toole gives Pirates the edge

Last Updated: 11/01/14 6:36pm

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John-Joe O'Toole: Scored the winner

John-Joe O'Toole: Scored the winner

John-Joe O'Toole volleyed a dramatic injury-time winner to give Bristol Rovers a 2-1 win over Exeter in a closely-fought clash.

It was the midfielder's second goal of the game and took him into double figures for the season, latching on to a cross from substitute Chris Beardsley with an acrobatic effort from 12 yards.

Exeter had taken a 20th-minute lead in fortuitous circumstances. David Wheeler controlled the ball at the far post and, when Lee Brown challenged, it span off the Rovers defender and looped over goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall for an own goal.

But within seconds Rovers were level as Eliot Richards was tripped by Danny Butterfield inside the penalty area and O'Toole converted the spot-kick with a low right-footed shot into the bottom corner.

Richards had earlier been guilty of one of the misses of the season, somehow shooting wide when Ellis Harrison's run and cross left him in front of an unguarded net.

But OToole spared his blushes late on and Exeter could count themselves unlucky on the balance of play.

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2 Burton Albion 28 54
3 Wycombe Wanderers 28 53
4 Luton Town 27 50
5 Southend United 28 50
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7 Bury 28 44
8 Stevenage 28 41
9 Exeter City 29 41
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11 Morecambe 28 38
12 Northampton Town 28 37
13 AFC Wimbledon 27 37
14 Cambridge United 27 36
15 Oxford United 28 33
16 Accrington Stanley 27 33
17 Tranmere Rovers 27 30
18 Portsmouth 27 30
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 28 30
20 Carlisle United 28 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 30
22 York City 28 28
23 Mansfield Town 27 28
24 Hartlepool United 28 21