To celebrate the historic 2014-15 season, Bristol Rovers’ official matchday coverage partners, Screen Soccer, will be releasing a double-disc souvenir DVD.
ROVERS RETURN! (£15.95)
Every kick of the Conference Playoff Final against Grimsby Town at Wembley, plus post-match interviews with Darrell Clarke, Lee Mansell, Matt Taylor, Ellis Harrison and Tom Lockyer.
Re-live all the drama, torment and ultimate ecstasy as Bristol Rovers made an instant return to the Football League with an unforgettable Wembley victory, with your very own double-disc souvenir DVD.
A record Conference Playoff final crowd of 47,029 witnessed arguably the most important match in the club’s history, as Rovers became the first team to reclaim Football League status at the first attempt for ten years. After two relegations in the previous four seasons, including the most dreaded drop of all, Darrell Clarke completed a remarkable transformation of the club, following the depths of that final day heartache against his hometown club Mansfield Town the previous year. All gone now. All forgotten. Rovers are back where we belong.
The Screen Soccer team liaised with BT Sport to capture their excellent multi-camera coverage of the game, which is complemented by Dave Rogers’ commentary, which occasionally has a partisan flavour. The emotional explosion at the end is something that none of us who were there will ever forget and if you weren’t at Wembley this DVD will be the next best thing.
Disc 1: The full 90 minutes as Rovers and Grimsby stood toe-to-toe in an engrossing final, between two teams steeped in Football League history, who finished second and third respectively. After a rocky start, Rovers recovered well to equalise with Ellis Harrison’s 17th goal of a superb season for the young striker, and there were big refereeing decisions at both ends which had a major impact on the outcome.
Disc 2: The heart-stopping drama of extra-time and the almost unbearable penalty shoot-out, as Chris Lines, Matty Taylor, Lee Brown, Angelo Balanta and Lee Mansell carved themselves into Rovers’ history by netting from the spot to seal Rovers’ promotion, with a 5-3 victory. Plus exclusive interviews with the mastermind behind Rovers’ recovery, Darrell Clarke, along with elated players Lee Mansell, Matty Taylor, Ellis Harrison and Tom Lockyer.
This can either be purchased in Pirate Leisure at the Memorial Stadium or online by clicking here.