Ellis Harrison Helps Bristol Rovers Climb Off the Bottom of League Two

By: Elaine Brand |
28/01/13 |
Ellis Harrison

Ellis Harrison’s superb goal helped Bristol Rovers to a convincing win over Rotherham United on Saturday, as they climbed off the bottom of the League Two table.

Rotherham’s Claude Davis was sent-off on his debut for the Millers as they slipped out of the play-off spots.

It was Davis who bundled over Ryan Brunt to earn Rovers a penalty, which was converted by midfielder Lee Brown.

The defender then received a second yellow card just before half-time.

Youngster Ellis Harrison then made it 2-0 after running down the left and cutting in to finish with aplomb.

Ellis Harrison’s superb solo effort made it 2-0 and Joe Anyinsah drilled home a third before substitute David Noble grabbed a consolation.

It was a memorable first senior goal for 18-year-old Harrison, who turns 19 this week and is in his first year as a professional after coming through the club’s youth set-up.

He had only been on the pitch for two minutes, having come on as a substitute for Eliot Richards, when he picked up the ball on the half-way line, weaved through the Millers’ defence and fired a fierce right-footed shot past Andy Warrington.