Fine Tranmere performance earns a win at Exeter

Tranmere visited Exeter City this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off, in their latest fixture of the 2021/22 League 2 season.

Ahead of today’s game, manager Micky Mellon said, “It’s always a really tough place to go, for a whole host of reasons, they’re always a team that’s competing at that end of the division, so no matter when you go you know it’s going to be a tough game.

“So, we’ll go there expecting that. Knowing it’s going to be a really tough afternoon and we know that we’ve got to be at our best at the things that we believe will give us a good chance of getting a result. So we’ll go there and do that.”

Exeter City 0V 1 Tranmere Rovers
GoalsNevitt (17′)

Tranmere played well against a tough Exeter side this afternoon to grab themselves a well earned and deserved three points.

Elliott Nevitt scored the only goal to give Tranmere a 1-0 League Two win at St James Park, with a cracking turn from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the Grecians’s net.

Tranmere came out in top gear for the second half. An early attempt from Josh Hawkes saw his shot saved by Exeter keeper Cam Dawson.

At 47 minutes, Calum MacDonald stabbed a left footed shot from a difficult angle but missed the target to the left. Ten minutes later, Peter Clarke’s head found the ball from a corner, but again went wide to the left.

Exeter had a few attacks at goal, but all came to nothing. It was a fight to the final whistle, but Tranmere held out.

The game ended with a red at the 90+8 mark when Tranmere sub, Callum McManaman, was sent off for a two-footed attempted tackle on Exeter’s Kyle Taylor.

Tranmere host Leyton Orient for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 18 December in their next League 2 fixture.

And these fans have their say …

Exeter City – Formation 4-2-3-1
1 Cameron Dawson GK
12 Joshua Key DF
23 Colin Daniel DF
5 George Ray DF
34 Alex Hartridge DF
29 Harry Kite MF
17 Kyle Taylor MF
8 Archie Collins MF
7 Matt Jay (C) MF
31 Josh Coley MF
20 Jevani Brown FW

40 Scott Brown SUB
2 Jake Caprice SUB
27 Jonathan Grounds SUB
26 Pierce Sweeney SUB
21 Callum Rowe SUB
11 Padraig Amond SUB
30 Owura Edwards SUB

Matt Taylor

Robert Madley

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
7 Kieron Morris MF
17 Sam Foley MF
15 Josh Hawkes MF
12 Charlie Jolley FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

13 Joe Murphy SUB
22 Lee O’Connor SUB
11 Liam Feeney SUB
14 Callum McManaman SUB
6 Chris Merrie SUB
10 Ryan Watson SUB
18 Nicky Maynard SUB

Micky Mellon

Attendance: 4850

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