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Saturday's West football round-up

  • CHAMPIONSHIP

BRISTOL CITY 3 - 5 BLACKBURN ROVERS

Jordan Rhodes scored his first two goals for Blackburn on Saturday at Bristol City. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City's unbeaten home record is over after losing to Blackburn in an eight goal thriller at Ashton Gate.

Albert Adomah put City ahead after just 44 seconds, but £8 million man Jordan Rhodes levelled the scores with his first goal for Blackburn in the 28th minute.

The visitors went 2-1 up ten minutes into the second half through Nuno Gomes, but Stephen Pearson equalised for City after good work from Adomah.

Ruben Rochina put Rovers back into the lead in the 81st minute, but they were ahead for just two minutes, as substitute Sam Baldock fired home from 25 yards.

The former Premier League champions silenced the Ashton Gate crowd with two more goals in added time to win 5-3.

We had to work for our goals, but each of Blackburn's should have been prevented.

I was very disappointed in that aspect of our play, particularly as there were so many positives going forward.

Albert Adomah caused them so many problems. We felt we could score goals against Blackburn, but I never envisaged us conceding five.

It's important we get back to winning ways quickly at Peterborough on Tuesday.

It's no secret that I am looking to sign a new centre-back, but we defend as a team and there were some bad decisions made today.

– Derek McInnes, Bristol City manager

It's great to be top of the Championship, even this early in the season, but it goes without saying that we need to improve defensively.

We should have more points because we scored three at Leeds and only got a draw. It's our goals-against column that needs working on.

But tonight we can enjoy an excellent win over a very good Bristol City team, who will take a lot of points home and away this season.

– Steve Kean, Blackburn Rovers manager
  • LEAGUE ONE

CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 2 SWINDON TOWN

Paul Benson scored Swindon's second equaliser at Carlisle. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Swindon fell behind twice at Carlisle, but they fought back both times.

Former Town loanee Jake Jervis put the home side ahead on the quarter hour mark.

Swindon restored parity 15 minutes later. Paul Benson’s flick landed invitingly for Adam Rooney and he scored from 20 yards.

Paolo Di Canio's men were level for just a minute, as Jervis put the Cumbrians back into the lead with his second goal of the afternoon.

But Town equalised for a second time just two minutes later when Benson fired in from the edge of the area.

MILTON KEYNES DONS 1 - 0 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil slipped to their second successive defeat after losing 1-0 at MK Dons.

Charlie MacDonald scored the only goal of the game sixteen minutes from time, racing on to Darren Potter's ball over the top.

The Glovers' best chance fell to Luke Ayling, but his header hit a combination of defender and post.

  • LEAGUE TWO

CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 - 3 PORT VALE

Cheltenham lost at home for the second successive game, despite taking the lead through Jermaine McGlashan.

Southend scored two goals on either side of half-time through Sean Clohessy (44) and Britt Assombalonga (49).

Then in the 52nd minute, Mark Phillips headed in Kevan Hurst's free-kick to finish the job.

Jermaine McGlashan put Cheltenham ahead against Southend. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

GILLINGHAM 4 - 0 BRISTOL ROVERS

Winless Bristol Rovers suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at Gillingham.

The home side opened the scoring after just 5 minutes. Tom Parkes fouled Danny Kedwell in the area, and the striker got up to fire the penalty past Sam Walker in the Rovers goal.

Kedwell doubled the advantage ten minutes later with a header, before Charlie Lee nodded in a third goal on the stroke of half-time.

The Pirates miserable afternoon was completed when Chris Whelpdale headed in a fourth late in the game.

The win lifts Gillingham back to the top of League Two, with Rovers still second from bottom.

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