On This Day
August 23, 2018
When Gary Penrice scored Rovers’ third goal against Carlisle United, on 23rd August 1997, at the Memorial Stadium he became the only player to have scored for the club on all four grounds on which Rovers have played “home” games
He scored for the first time at Eastville against York City in May 1985, fired another against Swindon Town at Ashton Gate over Easter 1987 and added goals in four consecutive seasons at Twerton Park.
The new season was kick-started into life , on this day in 2008, as six well-taken goals signalled Rovers’ intentions; Hereford United were deraeted 6-1 before a crowd of 6,735 at the Memorial Stadium. Two goals up in six minutes through new signing Darryl Duffy and Rickie Lambert, Rovers scored three goals in each half, with the visitors responding through Stve Guinan in injury time.
Duffy and Lambert scored two goals each with Jeff Hughes, with an unstoppable shot, and Chris lines froma 30 yard free kick two minutes from time that went in off the bar, also scoring.
Lambert went on to contribute 29 of Rovers 79 league goals that season.