GARNER WALKS THE PLANK AT PIRATES
The Football League Paper|November 15, 2020
BEN Garner’s 11-month tenure at Bristol Rovers came to an end following this heavy home defeat to Fleetwood Town.
Richard Latham

Garner was sacked after the Pirates’ winless streak stretched to four league matches.

A club statement read: “Bristol Rovers can confirm that it has parted company with manager Ben Garner.

“Tommy Widdrington will be taking charge of first-team duties on a temporary basis, while the club commences the process of appointing a new manager.

“The club would like to thank Ben Garner for all his hard work.”

A Callum Camps free-kick and low finish from Paddy Madden put the visitors 2-0 up. Josh Grant reduced the deficit but Camps struck again before Ched Evans completed the scoring from the penalty spot.

Garner had earlier apologised to Rovers fans for their team’s first-half display at a windswept Memorial Stadium.

He said: “The first-half performance was unacceptable. We didn’t even compete or get the basics right.

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