Rovers and Charlton head to head

August 4, 2017

Saturday’s game at The Valley will be the 61st game between the clubs. Rovers hold a narrow 22 games to 21 lead with 17 games being drawn.

Easily the most memorable game was the 5-5 draw in a Second Division game played at Eastville Stadium on 18th November 1978.

We painfully remember what happened in last season’s games and you have to go back seven years to February 2010 for Rovers last win when Steve Elliott and Paul Heffernan goals gave us a 2-1 win at The Mem in front of a crowd of 7,624.

This is how BBC reported it:

Goals from defender Steve Elliott and on-loan striker Paul Heffernan gave Bristol Rovers an impressive victory over promotion-chasing Charlton.

The visitors were dealt an early blow when Grant Basey was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg and they fell behind when Elliott volleyed in.

Heffernan sealed the win when he burst clear to unleash a powerful right-footed shot into the net.

Therry Racon’s injury-time 20-yard strike was a consolation for Charlton.

Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:

“We’ve thought long and hard and worked long and hard on a lot of issues over the last two weeks.

“I’m not saying everything in the garden is rosy, because one result doesn’t change things overnight.

“But certainly I was very proud of the way all the players showed a terrific spirit, a terrific desire and commitment to the football club.”


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