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                                                    Bristol Rovers
                                                    Gary McDonald (52 mins)
                                                    Nicholas Fenton (57 mins)
                                                    Kevin Ellison (62 mins)

                                                    npower League 2 , Sep 1, 2012
                                                    Ground: The Memorial Stadium , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 5,207

                                                    Team news

                                                    Rovers remain unchanged Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee has no new injury concerns as his team prepare to host Morecambe.

                                                    McGhee is set to name an unchanged team after the Pirates were leading 3-1 at Wycombe in their last match, only for the game to be abandoned due to heavy rain.

                                                    The Gas manager's only selection dilemma comes in midfield, where Wayne Brown, Oliver Norburn, Matt Lund, and Seanan Clucas are yet to nail down a starting place alongside ever-present Matt Gill.

                                                    Rovers will be without defender Garry Kenneth (calf), goalkeeper Scott Bevan (wrist), and right-back Dan Woodards (broken leg) who continue their recoveries from injury.

                                                    Bevan is expected to miss a further fortnight, while Kenneth should return in the next month after sustaining an injury during the warm up against Barnet.

                                                    Woodards broke his leg last season, and his due for a first-team return in mid-October.

                                                    Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has a fully fit squad to choose from when he takes charge of his 50th Football League game for the Shrimps.

                                                    He will be looking for a response to last weekend's defeat to Port Vale and hoping his side can continue their good run of form away from home.

                                                    Bentley named a strong side for the midweek League Cup defeat at Sunderland and could name the same starting line-up.

                                                    Forwards Richard Brodie and Izak Reid were both withdrawn after an hour as a precaution and are expected to start in attack.

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                                                    Last modified 18:22 01/09/12

                                                    Shrimps hit three past Pirates Three second-half goals in the space of 10 minutes stunned Bristol Rovers and set Morecambe on course for a 3-0 win at the Memorial Stadium.

                                                    Gary McDonald broke the deadlock with a low finish on 52 minutes after Jordan Burrow had headed down a Kevin Ellison chip.

                                                    Nick Fenton doubled the lead with a right-footed volley from a narrow angle after 57 minutes and soon after Ellison waltzed through a wide open defence to slot home the third.

                                                    Rovers fans chanted "what a load of rubbish" as their team lacked a cutting edge and made costly errors.

                                                    Morecambe were unlucky not to go in front after 13 minutes when Andy Wright evaded a weak challenge 20 yards out and thumped a fine right-footed shot against a post with goalkeeper Sam Walker rooted to the spot.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    Bristol RoversRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    28 Sam Walker
                                                    2 Michael Smith
                                                    6 Tom Parkes
                                                    19 Adam Virgo
                                                    3 Jim Paterson
                                                    8 Matt Gill
                                                    21 Wayne Brown(sub 65)
                                                    14 Lee Brown(sub 65)
                                                    7 David Clarkson
                                                    10 Eliot Richards(sub 73)
                                                    9 Matt Harrold
                                                    20 Conor Gough
                                                    11 Fabian Broghammer(sub 65)
                                                    15 Oliver Norburn
                                                    16 Joe Anyinsah(sub 73)
                                                    25 Seanan Clucas
                                                    26 Matthew Lund(sub 65)
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Barry Roche
                                                    2 Nicholas Fenton Goal
                                                    3 Robbie Threlfall
                                                    6 Will Haining
                                                    22 Andrew Parrish
                                                    8 Andrew Wright
                                                    14 Jordan Burrow(sub 67)
                                                    15 Christopher McCready
                                                    18 Gary McDonald Goal
                                                    9 Lewis Alessandra
                                                    11 Kevin Ellison(sub 67) Goal
                                                    30 Danny Carlton(sub 67)(sub 75)
                                                    25 Andreas Arestidou
                                                    7 Izak Reid
                                                    10 Richard Brodie(sub 67)
                                                    16 Stewart Drummond(sub 75)
                                                    20 Joe Mwasile
                                                    27 Jack Redshaw

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