Old boy strikes in Saints romp

A first-half double from Rickie Lambert turned the game against his old club and kept Saints' faint promotion hopes alive with a 5-1 away win.

Last Updated: 13/04/10 at 23:13 Post Comment

Lambert (centre): Netted a brace

Lambert (centre): Netted a brace

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Rovers took the lead against the run of play on 24 minutes when Jose Fonte fouled Jo Kuffour and Jeff Hughes sent Kelvin Davis the wrong way from the penalty spot.

But Lambert headed Saints level on 43 minutes and then produced a trademark 30-yard free-kick to put them in front just before the break.

Morgan Schneiderlin's 25-yard volley on 53 minutes emphasised the visitors' superiority before Adam Lallana side-footed their fourth on 73 and Jason Puncheon shot home from the edge of the box two minutes later.

Rovers lost centre-back Steve Elliott with a 48th-minute injury and from then on slick Saints always looked capable of running up a big score.

A thrilling game saw plenty of goalmouth action at both ends and the result might have been different if Andy Williams had not shot wide for Rovers when put clear by Kuffour on 25 minutes.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 22 November 2014
15:00
Bradford 1-1 Gillingham Report
Bristol C 0-1 Preston Report
Chesterfld 2-1 Barnsley Report
Colchester 0-1 Coventry Report
Crawley 2-2 Scunthrpe Report
Fleetwood 0-1 Walsall Report
Leyton Or 4-1 Crewe Report
MK Dons 1-0 Port Vale Report
Notts Co 1-2 Yeovil  
Peterboro 1-2 Swindon Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Van Gaal stays grounded after first away win propels United into the top-four

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal played down his side’s first away win of the season at Arsenal.

Premier League: Counter-attacking Manchester United punish wasteful Arsenal

Manchester United hit Arsenal on the break at the Emirates to earn a 2-1 win - their first away victory of the season.

Premier League: West Brom boss Alan Irvine questions Costa goal in Chelsea defeat

Alan Irvine was unhappy with Chelsea's first goal in their defeat at Stamford Bridge, feeling Diego Costa was offside.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property