Match report League 2 – Tranmere Rovers 1, Walsall 3

At Prenton Park, this afternoon, 2,000 Tranmere Rovers supporters saw a game from the stands for the first time since February. It was not, however, a game that they will look back on fondly.

Tranmere have been in red-hot form, having not lost a game in their last nine. Fans saw their side go down 3-1 to Walsall, in a lack-lustre performance.

Walsall’s Rory Holden had two shots on target early on. One effort was saved and one cleared off the line by Clarke before Elijah Adebayo banged one home from a Wes McDonald cross at 18 minutes.

Tranmere appeared to take this as a wake-up call and sprang into life as Liam Feeney volleyed from 18 yards at 30 minutes to level things up.

At the start of the second half, with the score all level, there was everything to play for. But three minutes later, it was Walsall who were in front through a scrappy 20-yard goal by McDonald.

With the score at 2-1 to the visitors, Tranmere had a bit of an uphill struggle, but surely given their recent form, two goals for a win was within reach? It was never to be; Walsall extended their lead at 67 minutes as Scarr stabbed the ball in from a corner.

In this summary of all summaries, this fan harks back to the olden days …

Fans always try and find someone to blame after a defeat. This supporter knows where to place the blame …

While this tweeter put it very simply …

TRANMERE ROVERS

1 Davies
2 O’Connor
26 Clarke
6 Monthe
18 MacDonald
8 Spearing
7 Morris
19 Feeney
22 Lewis
9 Vaughan
11 Blackett-Taylor

Substitutes

3 Ridehalgh
4 Nelson
10 Ferrier
13 Murphy
14 Woolery
17 Khan
35 Lloyd-McGoldrick

Referee: Martin Coy

Attendance: 2000

WALSALL FC

13 Rose
2 Norman
6 Scarr
5 J Clarke
3 Jules
22 Holden
8 Kinsella
12 Bates
15 McDonald
23 Osadebe
11 Adebayo

Substitutes

1 Roberts
7 Sinclair
9 Lavery
10 Gordon
16 Guthrie
24 White
28 Scrimshaw

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