Match Report – League 2 – Tranmere Rovers 3, Port Vale 1

Keith Hill’s men hosted Port Vale at Prenton Park this afternoon with goals from Kaiyne Woolery and James Vaughan securing victory.

With this result, Tranmere move into the automatic promotion places in League Two with fans hoping they can keep it that way until the end of the season.

Rovers’ Paul Lewis had an attempt denied by the bar from six yards, following a corner.

Kaiyne Woolery opened the scoring at 17 minutes with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Jay Spearing.

A Woolery assist for Vaughan paid off when he launched a die-straight shot that went in off the post to make it 2-0 after 30 minutes.

Vaughan scored either side of half-time and either side of a goal from Port Vale’s Jake Taylor just before half-time.

Vaughan should have made it three moments later but he was left ruing the missed chance as Taylor fired a low shot through keeper Scott Davies to pull one back before the break.

Vaughan squandered two chances, one just after Tranmere’s second goal and another, just minutes into the second half, from just 8 yards out, volleying directly at the Port Vale goalie, Brown.

Tranmere fans will be celebrating following this afternoon’s match, which notches up a run of five league wins and places them at third in the league.

Matt Hibbert’s thoughts…

Another solid performance, up into the automatic placed, didn’t really get out of 2nd gear and didn’t need to.

Some lovely football played especially in that 25-minute spell in the first half; Tranmere should’ve been 3 or 4 up at half-time.

It’s all about keeping the momentum going, we’re playing Saturday/Tuesday now for the rest of the season, we need some luck with injuries/covid, and then we’ve got every chance of being up there come May.

Matt Hibbert – Presenter, This is Tranmere Podcast

Matt Hibbert, Paul Harper and Jake Keogh present the “This is Tranmere” podcast available on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts & Spotify with post-match reaction for every Tranmere game. #TRFC #SWA

These are the links to the Tranmere v Port Vale podcast:
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These fans express their opinion on today’s game …

Tranmere Rovers
1 Scott Davies (C)
17 Otis Khan
18 Calum MacDonald
26 Peter Clarke
6 Emmanuel Monthe
8 Jay Spearing
22 Paul Lewis
19 Liam Feeney
9 James Vaughan
14 Kaiyne Woolery
35 Danny Lloyd

13 Joe Murphy
2 Lee O’Connor
21 George Ray
15 Alister Crawford
16 Nya Kirby
7 Kieron Morris
12 Charlie Jolley

Keith Hill

Alan Young

Port Vale
1 Scott Brown
15 Zak Mills
11 Cristian Montaño
6 Nathan Smith
3 Adam Crookes
4 Luke Joyce
17 Jake Taylor
10 Tom Conlon (C)
14 Kurtis Guthrie
7 David Worrall
21 Devante Rodney

32 Tom Scott
5 Leon Legge
33 Mustapha Olagunju
20 Scott Burgess
27 Alex Hurst
8 Manny Oyeleke
34 Will Swan

Danny Pugh