The first-half goal from Saunders was the only goal of the game. Bristol Rovers won 1-0 (1-0) at home to Oldham in the England League Two.
Both teams have had a tough start to the season. Bristol Rovers claimed their first win and Oldham are without points after three games.
Both teams play again on Saturday, as Bristol Rovers host Exeter at St. James Park and Oldham host Colchester.