Bristol Rovers player ratings v Fleetwood: ‘Admirable’ 8/10 stands out in comeback win
Bristol Rovers made it six out of six over the Easter period as they beat Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium.
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Grant Ward and Lewis Gibson scored in a strong 10-minute spell just before and after an hour of action to cancel out Jayden Stockley’s first-half opener.
The Gas now have three wins-in-a-row on their travels and are now just a point off of Joey Barton’s target of 52 points. Rovers are now 13 points clear of the drop zone and have a game in hand over 21st-placed Accrington Stanley.
Here’s how we rated the Bristol Rovers players in their win over Fleetwood on their Easter Monday victory in Lancashire.
James Belshaw - 6
Not many saves to make but it was a collective issue for Stockley’s opening goal. A comfortable afternoon for the goalkeeper who didn’t need to do much.
Lewis Gordon - 7
Great delivery with his crosses in the first-half. He was unlucky not to have someone get on his crosses.
Lewis Gibson - 7
Lost his marker which allowed Stockley to head home. He picked himself up though and was on hand to score Rovers’ equaliser. It was a resurgent display from him.
James Connolly - 7
Gibson will get the plaudits for his goal but Connolly’s resurgence continues.
Luca Hoole - 7
Another good display from Hoole who went forward to attack numerous times. Composed.
Grant Ward - 8
New contract please! Ward put in a great display for Rovers and will have enjoyed his goal. His quick-thinking and the ability to deliver on it is admirable.
Lamare Bogarde - 7
A good couple of interventions in the centre of the park.
Aaron Collins (subbed off, 81) - 6
Collins had a few chances but Lynch was alert to them. He was involved in Gibson’s goal with his shot fumbled.
Sam Finley - 6
Good thinking for Gibson’s equaliser by laying the ball off to Collins.
Antony Evans (subbed off, 46) - 6
Evans started brightly with two set-piece deliveries but no teammate could get to them. An uneventful display.
John Marquis (subbed off, 46) - 6
Marquis was the hero last Friday but in his one and only chance he didn’t take it.
Josh Coburn (subbed on, 46) - 6
Had a few moments and peeled away from his markers a few times.
Ryan Loft (subbed on, 46) - 6
Came on and did the rough work as a tall striker, drawing fouls and frustrating the opposition.
James Gibbons (subbed on, 81) - N/A
Harry Anderson (subbed on, 89), N/A