Match Report – EFL Trophy – Tranmere Rovers 2, Peterborough United 1

Tranmere Rovers hosted Peterborough United at a damp Prenton Park this evening with goals from Danny Lloyd and Paul Lewis securing victory and progression to the semi-finals of the EFL Trophy.

Peterborough substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris converted from the spot in the 91st minute to pull one back, following a foul in the area by Otis Khan.

As has been commonplace in recent games, Tranmere were not without the odd scare here and there. A back pass to Joe Murphy somehow nearly trickled over the line, but luckily, the lightest of breezes must have stopped the ball in its path.

Nya Kirby, with his second start for the Club, unleashed a powerful strike which narrowly missed in the 21st minute.

Former Peterborough man Lloyd curled in a free-kick from 25-yards to the far left hand corner, opening the scoring at 38 minutes, after Calum MacDonald was fouled by Ethan Hamilton.

Peterborough kept the pressure on the hosts and during the 63rd minute, substitute Samuel Szmodics’ attempt on goal was denied by an alert Murphy in the Tranmere goal.

At the other end, a cross from Khan was met by Lewis’ head to give Tranmere their second of the evening.

Peterborough were awarded a penalty after a late challenge by Khan; Clarke-Harris converted from the spot at 91 minutes.

These fans express their opinion on today’s game …

Tranmere Rovers
13 Joe Murphy
3 Liam Ridehalgh
21 George Ray
4 Sid Nelson
17 Otis Khan
18 Calum MacDonald
2 Lee O’Connor
16 Nya Kirby
22 Paul Lewis (C)
7 Kieron Morris
35 Danny Lloyd

1 Scott Davies
5 Mark Ellis
24 Kyle Hayde
25 George Nugent
27 Jake Burton
20 Danny Walker-Rice
14 Kaiyne Woolery

Keith Hill

Samuel Barrott

Peterborough United
1 Christy Pym
18 Frazer Blake-Tracy
4 Nathan Thompson (C)
24 Niall Mason
19 Idris Kanu
16 Harrison Burrows
22 Ethan Hamilton
14 Louis Reed
26 Flynn Clarke
7 Mohamed Eisa
17 Ricky Jade-Jones

13 Daniel Gyollai
5 Mark Beevers
27 Kyle Barker
12 Reece Brown
15 Sammie Szmodics
23 Joe Ward
9 Jonson Clarke-Harris

Darren Ferguson