Added time goal scuppers Tranmere’s chance of victory

Tranmere hosted Port Vale this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off in their latest game of the 2021/22 League 2 season.

Ahead of the game and reflecting on the Hartlepool game, Micky Mellon said, “Obviously we don’t like losing games of football, but we come straight back in again and we’ll get back on the things that have got us to second in the league.”

On today’s game, he said, “It will be about making sure that we understand that all we’ve got to do is get on to the things that we know that we can do well and have been doing well, in order to win games of football.”

Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Port Vale

Tranmere Rovers 1 v 1 Port Vale
Hawkes (50′)GoalsProctor (90+4′)
Hemmings (50′)AssistsGibbons (90+4′)

Tranmere suffered another disappointing result this afternoon at home to Port Vale. A 94th-minute goal from substitute Jamie Proctor secured a share of the points for the visitors.

Tranmere are now on 56 points, just one point ahead of Northampton who have two games in hand and three points ahead of 4th placed Exeter who have three games in hand.

Rovers had control during the early parts of the game and had a fantastic opportunity to take the lead shortly before the half-hour when Elliott Nevitt nicely set up Josh Hawkes, but his attempt on goal was not on target.

For the last fifteen minutes of the first half the pace dropped for both sides and neither were able to make an impression.

Tranmere made an enthusiastic start to the second half and it wasn’t long until the deadlock was broken.

Josh Hawkes delighted the home fans when he smoothy finished a Tranmere attack, potting the ball past Port Vale keeper, Tomáš Holý.

Tranmere kept the pressure on, with a notable attempt on goal from Kane Hemmings. Port Vale also turned it up and piled on the Rovers defence who responded admirably.

A Port Vale goal at the 94-minute mark from a header by Jamie Proctor left Tranmere scrambling to find a winner, but as the final whistle blew at 98 minutes, the score was level at 1-1.

Tranmere visit Newport County for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 26 February in their next League 2 fixture.

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
25 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Calum MacDonald DF
26 Peter Clarke (C) DF
5 Tom Davies DF
22 Lee O’Connor MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
19 Lewis Warrington MF
15 Josh Hawkes MF
10 Kane Hemmings FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

13 Joe Murphy SUB
4 Nathaniel Knight-Percival SUB
17 Sam Foley SUB
14 Callum McManaman SUB
6 Chris Merrie SUB
12 Charlie Jolley SUB
21 Joshua McPake SUB

Micky Mellon

Match Officials
David Rock
Assistants: Daniel Flynn, Richard Woodward
Fourth official: Conor Brown

Port Vale – Formation 3-4-1-2
22 Tomas Holy GK
5 Connor Hall DF
4 Brad Walker DF
6 Nathan Smith DF
7 David Worrall MF
15 Chris Hussey MF
23 Tom Pett (C) MF
8 Ben Garrity MF
9 James Wilson FW
24 Kian Harratt FW
30 Joel Cooper FW

26 Aidan Stone SUB
2 James Gibbons SUB
3 Dan Jones SUB
16 Aaron Martin SUB
19 David Amoo SUB
20 Harry Charsley SUB
13 Jamie Proctor SUB

Darrell Clarke

Attendance: TBC

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