Bristol Rovers woes under manager Ben Garner continued as they were beaten at home by struggling Shrewsbury Town.
The visitors suffered defeat to relegation-haunted Tranmere in midweek, with neither side looking convincing in this tie. It was left to former Telford man Daniel Udoh to break the deadlock; a driving run by Ro-Shaun Williams presented him with a chance he buried from 20 yards.
In tough conditions, the game was hard to watch at times. Jamal Blackman was the more active keeper in the opening period, preventing Udoh from opening the scoring and denying Callum Lang.
The home fans had little to cheer, one second-half header from Alfie Kilgour the sum of their positive intent. Before Udoh scored the decisive goal.
When the final whistle sounded, boos rang out around the Memorial Stadium, with manager Ben Garner undoubtedly the focus of their anger. The Gas are still 14th with 42 points, which should be enough to assure safety, but they’ve won once in 17 matches across all competitions and that’s causing huge concern for these supporters.
— Sam (@TAMMYSZN) February 29, 2020
Do the right thing @Official_BRFC and get rid of the clown Garner !! This has to stop !
— MarkCarley (@MCarley1983) February 29, 2020
Here we go
It’s 5pm on a Saturday night and it’s time for the Muppets.
We were 4th at Xmas but we were a park the bus team.2expect a transition into a football playing side needs time and a pre season
Allow him to get his own players in then judge him
We’re sounding like ?heads pic.twitter.com/sJCBnDytAb
— Richard (@RichardGashead) February 29, 2020
Enough is enough one win in 17 ain't good enough bye bye little ben
— Paul Rendall (@prendall68) February 29, 2020
Yeah we may have lost again and only taken 8 out of our last 45 points but Coughlan conceded 3 to these hahaha Ben Garner tactical masterclass
— James♠️ (@JamesUTG) February 29, 2020
You’re getting sacked in the morning
— mac ? (@macnoad) February 29, 2020
Disgraceful. Garner has more lives than a cat. We can only win against 10 men.. just.
Shambolic, surely he has to go. What has he done to suggest improvements?
— Poke Grookey (@pokegrookey) February 29, 2020
Without doubt the worst performance of the season. Clueless formation and shambolic players.
— MGB (@larasam4) February 29, 2020
another defeat, seems that the style of play is not working or something else is wrong in the dressing room
— paul stephens (@masterpaul43) February 29, 2020
It's hard to be a Gashead sometimes. Coughlan left when we were second in the league. He had grinded out results playing a brand of football that some fans regarded as non watchable. Garner comes in & registers 1 win in 14 ? Maybe go back to route 1 then recruit better in summer
— James (@jaymer76) February 29, 2020