Bristol Rovers 3-0 Southend - 09-Dec-2017 : Match Report

09 December 2017
Perfect 10 for Billy Bodin as Bristol Rovers beat Southend

Billy Bodin netted his 10 goal of the season to set Bristol Rovers on course for a 3-0 League One win over Southend at the Memorial Stadium.

The home side went ahead after 15 minutes when Bodin tricked his way past Stephen Hendrie inside the box and buried a left-footed volley from close range.

Ellis Harrison made sure of the points with a low 74th-minute finish from the edge of the box after Bodin had set him up.

And Liam Sercombe put the icing on the cake four minutes from time, shooting home after Rory Gaffney's drive had been parried by Southend

Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley made fine saves to deny Bodin, Harrison, Lee Brown and Tom Lockyer as his side were outplayed for long periods.

But the visitors had first-half chances, with Josh Wright firing wide from inside the penalty area and substitute Jermaine McGlashan failing to make contact with a Ryan Leonard cross with the goal at his mercy.