ROVERS roared back into play-off contention with victory over Chesterfield at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The players looked determined to bounce back from the midweek defeat at Bury as they put pressure on the visitors straight from the kick-off and Ollie Clarke finished off a fine move by rifling a volley into the net within the first minute.
The Spireites looked like a side fighting relegation and the Gas were eager to take full advantage.
Gaffney added to our tally in the 18th minute with a fine finish after he was set up by the hard-working James.
Shots were being rained on their goal and only their goalkeeper was keeping the score down.
Rovers were relentless in their pursuit of a third to put the game to bed in the first half and got their reward as James was bundled over in the area and a penalty was awarded.
The on-loan striker is still waiting to break his duck though, as his attempt was saved. Fans are still supportive of him, recognising his tremendous workrate and ability to bring others into play.
We continued to pile on the pressure, with Lines and Clarke pulling the strings in midfield, ably supported by Bodin and Montano on the wings.
We were unable to add to our tally and went in at the break with a 2-0 lead, but it could easily have been four or five.
The second half was a scrappier affair as the team could not maintain the energy and drive of the first 45 minutes. Chesterfield posed little threat but were containing our attacking options more effectively.
Our inability to score again almost came back to haunt us our opponents pulled a goal back with five minutes to go, but it just proved to be a consolation.
The win leaves us in eighth place, three points outside of the play-off zone. A win at bottom of the table Coventry on Saturday will keep up the pressure on the teams above us.