Goals for Eoin Doyle, Elias Kachunga, and a deflected George Thomason shot sealed a 3-0 defeat for Rovers at Bolton Wanderers.
A bright start for Rovers came to nothing as the side struggled to make their early chances count. They were hit by a sucker-punch when Eoin Doyle tapped in at the back post with the home side’s first real chance of the evening while Joseph Olowu’s sending off shortly before half-time left Richie Wellens’ men with a mountain to climb.
Elias Kachunga doubled the lead right on half-time, while a horrible deflection was to blame for Bolton stretching their lead just before the hour-mark.
The ten-men of Rovers tired as the match wore on but bodies on the line defending prevented any more goals for the home side.