2012–13 Bristol Rovers F.C. season

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Bristol Rovers
2012–13 season
Chairman Nick Higgs
Manager Mark McGhee (until 15 December)
John Ward (from 17 December)
Stadium Memorial Stadium
League Two 14th
FA Cup 1st Round (Eliminated by Sheffield United)
League Cup 1st Round (Eliminated by Ipswich Town)
Football League Trophy 1st Round (Eliminated by Yeovil Town)
Top goalscorer League: Tom Eaves - 7
All: Two Players - 7
Highest home attendance 8,646 (vs. Rotherham United 19 February 2013)
Lowest home attendance 2,810 (vs. Yeovil Town 4 September 2012)
Average home league attendance 6,105
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012-13 season was the 130th season in Bristol Rovers' history and their 86th in the Football League. Rovers once again competed in League Two, the lowest level of the Football League, after finishing 13th in the 2011-12 season.

Bristol Rovers met Fleetwood Town for the first time in their history after their promotion from the Conference National. They also played at Rotherham United's New York Stadium and Chesterfield's Proact Stadium for the first time.

Having been bottom of League Two and real contenders to be relegated out of The Football League at the midway point in the season, they went on to win 12 of the final 23 games to steer well clear of the relegation zone and even, briefly, became contenders to reach the play-offs. In the end, Rovers finished 14th, nine points from both the play-offs and relegation zone. The upturn in form coincided with the return of John Ward to the managerial position at Rovers, replacing Mark McGhee who was sacked in December.

Season events[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 28 March 2013 - Stuart Naylor was appointed new full-time goalkeeping coach until the end of the season, replacing Dave Beasant who was previously in the role part-time.[63]

April[edit]

  • 16 April 2013 - Defender Michael Smith signed a new two year deal with Rovers.[64]
  • 17 April 2013 - Striker Matt Harrold agreed a new one year deal at Rovers with the option of a further year extension.[65]
  • 19 April 2013 - John Ward agreed to a new one year rolling contract.[66] Eurocams were announced as new home shirt sponsors and Highspec Travel Services as new away shirt sponsors.[67] Second year scholars Josh Southway and Pat Keary signed one year contracts while first year scholar Jamie Lucas signed a two year contract.[68]
  • 23 April 2013 - Assistant manager Shaun North left Rovers with immediate effect, development coach Marcus Stewart took over the role for the final game of the season.[69] Alefein Santos signed his first professional deal with Rovers.[70]
  • 25 April 2013 - Jim Paterson signed a one year contract extension having triggered a clause in his previous contract.[71]
  • 27 April 2013 - Rovers finish the season in 14th place on 60 points.
  • 29 April 2013 - It was confirmed that winger Joe Anyinsah would be released upon completion of his contract.[72]
  • 30 April 2013 - Defender Mark McChrystal agreed a two-year contract with Rovers.[73]

First team[edit]

As of 27 April 2013.

No. Name Nationality Age Club apps. Club goals Int. caps Int. goals Previous Club Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Scott Bevan England 35 37 0 0 0 Torquay United
20 Conor Gough England 21 2 0 0 0 Charlton Athletic
Defenders
2 Michael Smith Northern Ireland 26 58 1 0 0 Ballymena United
3 Jim Paterson Scotland 35 43 1 0 0 Shamrock Rovers
4 Danny Woodards England 31 61 3 0 0 Milton Keynes Dons
5 Garry Kenneth Scotland 27 18 1 2 0 Dundee United Vice Captain
6 Tom Parkes England 22 54 1 0 0 Leicester City Vice Captain
14 Lee Brown England 24 81 10 0 0 Queens Park Rangers
19 Adam Virgo England 31 19 1 0 0 Yeovil Town Vice Captain
29 Mark McChrystal Northern Ireland 30 21 0 0 0 Tranmere Rovers
30 Tom Lockyer England 20 4 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
Midfielders
8 Matt Gill England 34 44 0 0 0 Norwich City Club Captain
11 Fabian Broghammer Germany 24 36 3 0 0 FC Bayern Alzenau
15 Oliver Norburn England 22 40 3 0 0 Leicester City
16 Joe Anyinsah England 30 62 8 0 0 Charlton Athletic
22 Ross Staley England 20 0 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
23 Jordan Goddard England 21 0 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
24 Ollie Clarke England 22 6 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
25 Seanan Clucas Northern Ireland 22 19 0 0 0 Preston North End
31 Shaquille Hunter England 19 0 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
33 Alefein Santos Brazil 19 1 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
Forwards
7 David Clarkson Scotland 29 26 6 2 1 Bristol City
9 Matt Harrold England 30 46 18 0 0 Shrewsbury Town
10 Eliot Richards Wales 23 90 14 0 0 Youth team graduate
17 Ellis Harrison Wales 21 14 3 0 0 Youth team graduate
18 Mitch Harding England 20 6 0 0 0 Youth team graduate
26 Ryan Brunt England 21 18 5 0 0 Stoke City
34 Oumare Tounkara France 24 9 2 0 0 Red Star

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Position Transferred from Fee
1 July 2012 Conor Gough GK Charlton Athletic Free
4 July 2012 Oliver Norburn MF Leicester City Free
5 July 2012 Seanan Clucas MF Preston North End Free
26 July 2012 Matthew Lund MF Stoke City Loan
27 July 2012 David Clarkson FW Bristol City Free
30 July 2012 Garry Kenneth DF Dundee United Free
12 August 2012 Fabian Broghammer MF FC Bayern Alzenau Free
14 August 2012 Sam Walker GK Chelsea Loan
20 August 2012 Tom Parkes DF Leicester City Undisclosed
31 August 2012 Cian Bolger DF Leicester City Loan
20 September 2012 Neil Etheridge GK Fulham Loan
27 September 2012 Tom Eaves FW Bolton Wanderers Loan
27 September 2012 Derek Riordan FW St. Johnstone Free
22 November 2012 Guy Branston DF Aldershot Town Loan
1 January 2013 Tom Hitchcock FW Queens Park Rangers Loan
1 January 2013 John-Joe O'Toole MF Colchester United Loan
1 January 2013 Steve Mildenhall GK Millwall Loan
3 January 2013 Mark McChrystal DF Tranmere Rovers Free
21 January 2013 Clayton McDonald DF Port Vale Loan
23 January 2013 Ryan Brunt FW Stoke City Free
28 February 2013 Oumare Tounkara FW Red Star Free

Out[edit]

Date Player Position Transferred to Fee
30 June 2012 Gary Sawyer DF Leyton Orient Free
30 June 2012 Byron Anthony DF Hereford United Free
30 June 2012 Scott McGleish FW Whitehawk Free
30 June 2012 Charlie Reece MF Worcester City Free
30 June 2012 Charlie Clough DF Dorchester Town Free
30 June 2012 Lance Cronin GK Macclesfield Town Free
30 June 2012 Michael Boateng DF Bromley Free
30 June 2012 Kayne McLaggon FW Weston-super-Mare Free
30 June 2012 Darren Jefferies MF Frome Town Free
30 June 2012 Lamar Powell FW Bath City Free
30 June 2012 James Dale MF Released
2 July 2012 Craig Stanley MF Aldershot Town Free
1 August 2012 Mustapha Carayol MF Middlesbrough Undisclosed
2 August 2012 Chris Zebroski FW Cheltenham Town Undisclosed
1 October 2012 Mitch Harding FW Gloucester City Loan
1 October 2012 Jordan Goddard MF Gloucester City Loan
27 December 2012 Derek Riordan FW Released
1 January 2013 Wayne Brown MF Turun Palloseura Free

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

As of 27 April 2013
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
2 DF Northern Ireland Michael Smith 38 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 41 2 4 0
3 DF Scotland Jim Paterson 26 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 29 0 2 0
4 DF England Danny Woodards 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 2 0
5 DF Scotland Garry Kenneth 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 4 1
6 DF England Tom Parkes 40 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 41 1 12 1
7 FW Scotland David Clarkson 26 6 1 1 1 0 1 0 29 7 2 0
8 MF England Matthew Gill 11 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 0 2 0
9 FW England Matt Harrold 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 1 0
10 FW Wales Eliot Richards 40 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 42 6 4 1
11 MF Germany Fabian Broghammer 36 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 38 3 2 0
14 DF England Lee Brown 39 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 42 3 2 0
15 MF England Oliver Norburn 35 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 3 3 1
16 MF England Joe Anyinsah 31 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 32 4 3 0
17 FW Wales Ellis Harrison 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 3 0
18 FW England Mitch Harding 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
19 DF Scotland Adam Virgo 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 0 2 0
20 GK England Conor Gough 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 MF England Ollie Clarke 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
25 MF Northern Ireland Seanan Clucas 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 4 0
26 FW England Ryan Brunt 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 4 0
29 DF Northern Ireland Mark McChrystal 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0
30 DF England Tom Lockyer 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
33 MF Brazil Alefein Santos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 FW France Oumare Tounkara 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 1 0
Players to have appeared for Bristol Rovers who have left:
GK Philippines Neil Etheridge 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
FW Scotland Derek Riordan 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
FW England Tom Eaves 16 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 7 1 0
DF England Guy Branston 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
MF England Wayne Brown 18 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 21 0 2 1
MF Northern Ireland Matthew Lund 18 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 2 6 1
DF Republic of Ireland Cian Bolger 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
GK England Sam Walker 11 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 14 0 0 0
MF Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3 6 0
DF England Clayton McDonald 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
GK England Steve Mildenhall 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0
FW England Tom Hitchcock 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 3 3 0

Top scorers[edit]

Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Tom Eaves 7 0 0 0 7
David Clarkson 6 1 0 0 7
Eliot Richards 6 0 0 0 6
Ryan Brunt 5 0 0 0 5
Joe Anyinsah 4 0 0 0 4
Fabian Broghammer 3 0 0 0 3
Oliver Norburn 3 0 0 0 3
Lee Brown 3 0 0 0 3
Ellis Harrison 3 0 0 0 3
John-Joe O'Toole 3 0 0 0 3
Tom Hitchcock 3 0 0 0 3
Michael Smith 1 0 1 0 2
Matthew Lund 2 0 0 0 2
Danny Woodards 2 0 0 0 2
Oumare Tounkara 2 0 0 0 2
Matt Harrold 2 0 0 0 2
Guy Branston 1 0 0 0 1
Garry Kenneth 1 0 0 0 1
Tom Parkes 1 0 0 0 1

Updated to games played on 27 April 2013.
Source: Soccerbase

Apps = Appearances made; Goals = Goals scored.

End of season awards[edit]

Player of the Year Young Player of the Year Youth Team Player of the Year Goal of the Season Clubman of the Year
Michael Smith Tom Parkes Matt Macey Oliver Norburn
vs. Cheltenham Town
John Ward

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
League Two 14th 18 August 2012 27 April 2013
League Cup 1st round 1st round 14 August 2012 14 August 2012
Football League Trophy 1st round 1st round 4 September 2012 4 September 2012
FA Cup 1st round 1st round 3 November 3 November

Last updated: 27 April 2013
Source: Competitions

League Two[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Gillingham 46 23 14 9 66 39 +27 83
P Rotherham United 46 24 7 15 74 59 +15 79
P Port Vale 46 21 15 10 87 52 +35 78
4 Burton Albion 46 22 10 14 71 65 +6 76
5 Cheltenham Town 46 20 15 11 58 51 +7 75
6 Northampton Town 46 21 10 15 64 55 +9 73
P Bradford City 46 18 15 13 63 52 +11 69
8 Chesterfield 46 18 13 15 60 45 +15 67
9 Oxford United 46 19 8 19 60 61 -1 65
10 Exeter City 46 18 10 18 63 62 +1 64
11 Southend United 46 16 13 17 61 55 +6 61
12 Rochdale 46 16 13 17 68 70 −2 61
13 Fleetwood Town 46 15 15 16 55 57 −2 60
14 Bristol Rovers 46 16 12 18 60 69 −9 60
15 Wycombe Wanderers 46 17 9 20 50 60 −10 60
16 Morecambe 46 15 13 18 55 61 −6 58
17 York City 46 12 19 15 50 60 −10 55
18 Accrington Stanley 46 14 12 20 51 68 −17 54
19 Torquay United 46 13 14 19 55 62 −7 53
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 14 11 21 54 76 −22 53
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 13 20 46 55 −9 52
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 13 12 21 55 62 −7 51
R Barnet 46 13 12 21 47 59 −12 51
R Aldershot Town 46 11 15 20 42 60 −18 48
Promotion to League One
Qualification to League Two Play-offs
Relegation to Conference National


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 16 12 18 60 70 −10 60 11 4 8 32 28 +4 5 8 10 28 42 −14

Last updated: 27 April 2013.
Source: [1]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H H A A H A H H A H A A H H A A H A H A A H H A A H A A H H A A H H A H H H A H A A H A
Result L D L D L D D W L W D W L L L W L L D L L L D W L W W W D W W L D L W W L W W D W W L D L D
Position 19 20 23 23 23 23 23 21 21 20 21 20 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 22 23 23 24 23 24 24 23 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 17 15 17 15 14 14 13 11 11 12 13 14

Last updated: 27 April 2013.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Scores Overview[edit]

Bristol Rovers score given first.

Opposition Home Score Away Score Double
Accrington Stanley 0-1 0-1 0-2
AFC Wimbledon 1-0 1-3 2-3
Aldershot Town 2-2 2-2 4-4
Barnet 2-1 1-1 3-2
Bradford City 3-3 1-4 4-7
Burton Albion 3-0 1-1 4-1
Cheltenham Town 0-1 1-1 1-2
Chesterfield 3-2 0-2 3-4
Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 4-2 4-3
Exeter City 2-0 2-1 4-1
Fleetwood Town 0-0 3-0 3-0
Gillingham 0-2 0-4 0-6
Morecambe 0-3 1-1 1-4
Northampton Town 3-1 0-1 3-2
Oxford United 0-2 2-0 2-2
Plymouth Argyle 2-1 1-1 3-2
Port Vale 2-0 0-4 2-4
Rochdale 2-1 1-2 3-3
Rotherham United 1-2 3-1 4-3
Southend United 2-3 0-0 2-3
Torquay United 3-2 3-3 6-5
Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 0-2 1-2
York City 0-0 1-4 1-4

Matches[edit]

      Won       Drawn       Lost       Postponed

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League Two[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

See also[edit]

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  74. ^ Match was played over three 30 minutes periods

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