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23 August 2013

A very wet night greeted Rovers the last time they visited the Valley on March 3rd in the 2008-09 season.



Rain lashed across the Valley as 20,815 fans packed the stands for the Championship game. Rovers needed the points as they battled stay out of the relegation spots with Charlton in the same fight. 


The fixture was a real six pointer but good football would be hard to come by that was until James Coppinger curled a shot in the top corner in the 50th minutes to give Rovers the lead. 




Then, just as Charlton thought that they could go on and get the win, Rob Styles awarded Rovers a penalty after Richie Wellens was upended in the penalty area. Brian Stock stepped up to score the spot kick and send the Rovers fans home happy. 

Coppinger celebrated in front of the Rovers fans in the driving rain sending the away support into raptures . Charlton forced themselves back in the game when Nicky Bailey equalised on 73 minutes.

Team
Neil Sullivan

Sam Hird

Matthew Mills

Gareth Roberts

James Chambers

Brian Stock

Richie Wellens

John Spicer

Martin Woods

James Coppinger

Paul Heffernan


Substitutions

Jason Price for Paul Heffernan 81

Adam Lockwood for John Spicer 85

Dean Shiels for James Coppinger 90


Cards

James Chambers 55 Y

James Coppinger 59 Y

John Spicer 81 Y


On the bench:

Adam Lockwood

Mark Wilson

Jason Price

James Hayter

Dean Shiels


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