On This Day

Aug 31, 2018 | News, On This Day

After a decade away Rovers played their first home game in Bristol when Stockport County were the first league side to visit the Memorial Ground, on this day in 1996.

Lee Archer scored the first league goal on the ground after only 12 minutes in front of a crowd of 6,380. The visitors, who had evidently not read the script, equalised 17 minuies from time through substitute John Jeffers to earn a 1-1 draw.