Bristol Rovers Join Torquay United In Relegation
Bristol Rovers’ 94-year stay as a Football League club is at an end after losing 1-0 against Mansfield Town in their final game of the 2013/14 League Two season.
Rovers’ relegation into Non-league Football was confirmed after both Northampton and Wycombe won. The Pirates were three points above the drop zone following last weekend’s 2-1 win over Wycombe and needed just a point guarantee survival.
A first-half volleyed from Mansfield Town midfielder Colin Daniel condemned them to relegation. The Gas knew they needed a goal to avoid relegation, but a lack of goals has cost the south west side all season and both David Clarkson and Mark McChrystal hit the woodwork in search of an equaliser.
Manger Darrell Clarke told the official club website after the game “The players have to look at themselves as individuals and ask if they have done enough.
“Have they lived their lives right, have they given everything in every match they have played this season.
“I think there are some lads in the changing room who have done that, but you get relegated because there are quite a lot of lads in there who haven’t as well.”
Bristol Rovers will join Torquay United who also dropped to the Conference Premier after just five seasons back in the Football League.