Vital Football

Latest Bristol Rovers News

Rovers 3-1 Up, But Lighting Strikes

Rovers 3-1 Up, But Lighting Strikes

Bristol Rovers League Two clash away at Wycombe Wanderers was called off for safety reasons with Rovers 3-1 up.

Rovers were leading thanks to a Lee Brown strike and two stunning strikes by Eliot Richards, but after the away end was struck twice by lighting the game was called off for health and safety reason. McGhee said to the official: 'We have to accept the decision - the safety officer had the interest of both sets of players and fans and he had to make that decision. It was too big a risk for him to have let that game go on.

'Obviously we're disappointed because we were winning the game but we're satisfied that the decision was made in good faith.

'I've been in games in Scotland that were postponed because of snow or rain but I can't remember being in involved in too many abandonments. It's even more unusual to be involved in one in the middle of summer, but it happens and we accept it.

'Eliot though will be absolutely gutted but hopefully his performance will give him the belief that he can score goals and I said to him before the game that there was no reason why he shouldn't finish top scorer with this squad.'

The game will now be replayed, but no date has yet been set.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Lenny 1883
Date:Sunday August 26 2012
Time: 2:33PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Bristol Rovers Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Gosling To Forest Green Confirmed

Jake leaves

Gosling Set For Forest Green Move

Midfielder on the move

Stats: Fleetwood Town v Bristol Rovers

All the stats from Fleetwood Town (3) vs (1) Bristol Rovers, Highbury Stadium, 14/01/17 Att: 3,728

Archived Vital Bristol Rovers Articles

Vital Bristol Rovers articles from

Site Journalists

Lenny 1883
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Walsall Vs Rovers
Suggested By: Vital Gas
Walsall Win23%
Draw33%
Rovers Win44%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Bristol Rovers Results (view all)

Bristol Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 12:30PM : Swindon Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Ashton Gas9
2.Dons Gas8
3.G4SH34D8
4.one team in bristol6
5.Homer Simpson4
6.Lenny18834
7.Gas Gas Gas4
8.wickwar gas4
9.Rusty Gas3
10.upthegas3
Vital Football Comment