90th minute winner for Tranmere at Oldham

Tranmere visited Oldham Athletic last night for a 7:45pm kick-off, in their latest fixture of the 2021/22 League 2 season.

Following a 4-0 thumping by Leyton Orient in the F.A Cup on Saturday, fans will have been hoping to see a much-improved performance against an Oldham side who Tranmere beat in the Papa John’s Trophy just a few weeks ago at Prenton Park.

Oldham Athletic 0 – Tranmere Rovers 1

GoalsJolley (90′)
AssistsMorris (90′)

Thanks to a Charlie Jolley goal in the 90th minute, Tranmere’s visit to Oldham was the result the fans wanted and needed. It was a one-sided game, but it was a struggle for Tranmere to find the back of the net against the League 2 minnows.

There were some changes to the team that were hammered in the FA Cup on Saturday including a start for Charlie Jolley, and given his goal, he was a fortuitous addition to the team sheet.

In the second minute, Oldham had a crack at goal, when Benny Couto struck, forcing Ross Dohan to perform a clever near-post save. This was followed by a strong attempt at goal by Davis Keillor-Dunn, who struck a curling effort that only found the crossbar.

Lady luck and the wind was on Rover’s side in the 30th minute when Oldham found the back of Doohan’s net via a deflection from a corner. However, the goal was ruled out, due to the ball rolling out of the quadrant as the corner was taken.

At the start of the second half, with the game at a 0-0 stalemate, Oldham were the more positive side. Calum McDonald had to make a goalline clearance from an attempt by Zak Dearnley.

Keillor-Dunn had another go at goal from six yards, but somehow managed to head the ball wide, much to the relief of the visiting fans.

Fresh-off-the-bench Morris caused concern for the hosts and he forced an excellent save from Latics’ keeper with a 20-yard shot, before Jolley settled the fans’ nerves with his 90th-minute goal.

Tranmere visit Exeter City in their next League 2 fixture at 3pm on Saturday 11 December.


And these fans have their say …


Oldham Athletic – Formation 4-2-3-1
1 Jayson Leutwiler GK
7 Nicky Adams DF
33 Benny Couto DF
6 Carl Piergianni (C) DF
5 Harrison McGahey DF
18 Jamie Bowden MF
11 Zachary Dearnley MF
4 Ousseynou Cissé MF
34 Harry Vaughan MF
10 Davis Keillor-Dunn MF
9 Hallam Hope FW

40 Luke Southerington SUB
22 Raphael Diarra SUB
3 Sam Hart SUB
17 Jack Stobbs SUB
24 Dylan Bahamboula SUB
8 Callum Whelan SUB
29 Junior Luamba SUB

Selim Benachour

Andy Haines

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
25 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Calum MacDonald DF
5 Tom Davies DF
26 Peter Clarke (C) DF
8 Jay Spearing MF
14 Callum McManaman MF
17 Sam Foley MF
15 Josh Hawkes MF
20 Elliott Nevitt FW
12 Charlie Jolley FW

3 Joe Murphy SUB
22 Lee O’Connor SUB
21 Mark Duffy SUB
11 Liam Feeney SUB
7 Kieron Morris SUB
10 Ryan Watson SUB
18 Nicky Maynard SUB

Micky Mellon

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