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Tranmere visited Sutton United this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off in their latest game of the 2021/22 League 2 season.
Ahead of the match, Assistant Manager, Ian Dawes, said of the wins against Mansfield and Harrogate, “It’s been vital that we won those two games. If you look at how tight it is at the moment there are no second chances now, you’ve got to win your games, if you don’t win your games you can’t look around hoping for results to go your way. We’ve got to win now and take care of our own business.”
Looking to the clash against Sutton, he continued, “I think all the games in this league are different, I think if you look at the teams we are playing against the variety in the styles of play is contrasting, even if you look at Sutton moving towards them on Saturday.
“Sutton will be a completely different game again from the last two, you’ve got to be adaptable in this league and you’ve got to be able to go and beat whoever is put in front of you and the style of play that is put in front of you.
“It’s not easy, that’s why it takes the best to get promoted.”
Match Report: Sutton United v Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere pegged a goal back to hold Sutton to a 1-1 draw today, away at Gander Green Lane.
Sutton took the lead on 15 minutes through defender Ben Goodliffe assisted by Enzio Boldewijn. Goodliffe’s head met a cross from Boldewijn following a corner and the ball found itself in the bottom left corner of Joe Murphy’s net.
During the first half, Tranmere were not finding much in the way of a way towards the Sutton goal. By half time, Sutton had nine shots on goal, compared to a single effort from Rovers.
However, the half time team talk appeared to pep the team up and by the end of the game, Tranmere had 14 shots on goal compared to 13 for United.
Just before half time, Joe Murphy denied Sutton a second goal when he made a great save from a shot from the left side by Omar Bugiel.
Josh Hawkes levelled the scoreline at 68 minutes when his left-footed shot found the top left corner of Dean Bouzanis’ goal, marking his fifth goal of the season.
Tranmere are now three games without a defeat and sit at fifth in the table.
Tranmere visit Colchester United for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 26 March in their next League 2 fixture.
We take a point back to The Wirral after a much improved second half…Thank you for your brilliant support this afternoon, safe trip home!#TRFC #SWA— Tranmere Rovers FC (@TranmereRovers) March 19, 2022
We take a point back to The Wirral after a much improved second half…Thank you for your brilliant support this afternoon, safe trip home!#TRFC #SWA
Probably of taken a point away from home to be honest. It could of been a lot worse. On to the next one.Forza Les Blancs✊️#SWA #TRFC— R O B B O (@Stephen65958915) March 19, 2022
Probably of taken a point away from home to be honest. It could of been a lot worse. On to the next one.Forza Les Blancs✊️#SWA #TRFC
Good point away from home in the end. Just wish we’d try and play football like we did in the 2nd half for the whole game #trfc #swa— matt (@matt15y) March 19, 2022
Good point away from home in the end. Just wish we’d try and play football like we did in the 2nd half for the whole game #trfc #swa
Well earned point Tranmere #swa— Barb Davies (@barb_davies) March 19, 2022
Well earned point Tranmere #swa
Not a bad point for @TranmereRovers at a tough place to go! #SWA— Alex Hay (@AlexHay2) March 19, 2022
Not a bad point for @TranmereRovers at a tough place to go! #SWA
Happy with a point after the first half performance.Must of been some talking too at half time!#swa #trfc— Tim Roberts (@Tim77Roberts) March 19, 2022
Happy with a point after the first half performance.Must of been some talking too at half time!#swa #trfc
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Colchester United – Formation 4-4-21 Dean Bouzanis GK22 Joe Kizzi DF3 Ben Wyatt DF5 Ben Goodliffe 15’ DF4 Coby Rowe DF18 Adam Lovatt MF7 David Ajiboye MF15 Craig Eastmond (C) MF20 Enzio Boldewijn MF26 Richie Bennett FW9 Omar Bugiel FW
Substitutes13 Brad House SUB12 Stuart Nelson SUB8 Kenny Davis SUB14 Craig Dundas SUB19 Ricky Korboa SUB27 Kylian Kouassi SUB
Match OfficialsReferee: Will FinnieAssistants: Conor Farrell and Michael WebbFourth official: Stephen Brown
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-213 Joe Murphy GK2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF3 Calum MacDonald DF5 Tom Davies DF26 Peter Clarke (C) DF19 Lewis Warrington MF21 Joshua McPake MF22 Lee O’Connor MF15 Josh Hawkes MF20 Elliott Nevitt FW10 Kane Hemmings FW
Substitutes25 Ross Doohan SUB4 Nathaniel Knight-Percival SUB17 Sam Foley SUB14 Callum McManaman SUB6 Chris Merrie SUB27 Jake Burton SUB12 Charlie Jolley SUB
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