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Tranmere hosted Barrow yesterday afternoon for a 3pm kick-off, in their latest fixture of the 2021/22 League 2 season.
Ahead of the game, manager Micky Mellon said, “There’s nothing like Boxing Day and New Years Day games. It’s always been a place in the calendar that we always look forward to. It’s a period we look forward to performing in and seeing fans come together to watch football at this time of the year.”
With both Liverpool and Everton games being postponed this weekend, Prenton Park will host the only professional game on Merseyside and Micky is urging as many people as possible to back the lads at Prenton Park.
Here's how The Bluebirds will line-up this afternoon at Tranmere Rovers…#BarrowAFC #NoHomeKit pic.twitter.com/AVZa1Ots4F— Barrow AFC (@BarrowAFC) December 26, 2021
Here's how The Bluebirds will line-up this afternoon at Tranmere Rovers…#BarrowAFC #NoHomeKit pic.twitter.com/AVZa1Ots4F
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Tranmere’s run now extends to five league wins on the trot following yesterday afternoon’s win over Barrow at Prenton Park.
Rovers got off to a great start, taking the lead on 7 minutes with a goal from Nicky Maynard. A Jay Spearing pass from a free-kick was placed perfectly for Maynard who slotted the ball past Barrow keeper, Paul Farman.
Barrow had a couple of chances during the first half, the best a Josh Gordon header at the 20-minute mark.
The second half saw a rejuvenated Barrow side who looked dangerous on the counter but they never managed to take advantage in the final third.
Following a couple of chances on goal from Maynard and Feeney, it was Kieron Morris who secured the three points for the home side. A pass from Elliot Nevitt lined up perfectly for Morris to fire a shot past Farman at his near post.
Rovers saw out the rest of the game and now sit at 3rd in the League 2 table, occupying an automatic promotion spot, just two points behind second-placed Northampton.
Tranmere visit Hartlepool United for a 7:45pm kick-off on Wednesday 29 December in their next League 2 fixture.
MICKY MELLON'S SUPER WHITE ARMY!#TRFC #SWA— Tranmere Rovers FC (@TranmereRovers) December 26, 2021
MICKY MELLON'S SUPER WHITE ARMY!#TRFC #SWA
Well in boys another 3 points another clean sheet, No problems today straight forward, an easy afternoon #SWA #TRFC pic.twitter.com/gbnc84A7FT— Classic Tranmere (@ClassicTranmere) December 26, 2021
Well in boys another 3 points another clean sheet, No problems today straight forward, an easy afternoon #SWA #TRFC pic.twitter.com/gbnc84A7FT
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-225 Ross Doohan GK22 Lee O’Connor DF3 Calum MacDonald DF5 Tom Davies DF26 Peter Clarke (C) DF8 Jay Spearing MF7 Kieron Morris MF17 Sam Foley MF15 Josh Hawkes MF20 Elliott Nevitt FW18 Nicky Maynard FW
Substitutes13 Joe Murphy SUB24 Kyle Hayde SUB21 Mark Duffy SUB11 Liam Feeney SUB6 Chris Merrie SUB10 Ryan Watson SUB27 Jake Burton SUB
Leyton Orient – Formation 3-4-2-11 Paul Farman GK18 Joe Grayson DF6 Mark Ellis (C) DF4 Jason Taylor DF24 Remeao Hutton MF2 Connor Brown MF13 Tom White MF8 Michael Jones MF12 Josh Gordon FW35 Jordan Stevens FW15 Robbie Gotts FW
Substitutes21 Josh Lillis SUB25 Festus Arthur SUB16 Tom Beadling SUB11 Josh Kay SUB33 Luke James SUB10 Offrande Zanzala SUB