Own goal gifts Hartlepool three points

Tranmere visited Hartlepool this evening for a 7:45pm kick-off in their latest game of the 2021/22 League 2 season.

Rovers have been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride through their last few games, with two wins, two losses, and a draw in their last five.

Hartlepool are firmly mid-table but haven’t lost a game in their last five.


Match Report: Hartlepool v Tranmere Rovers

Hartlepool Utd 1 v 0 Tranmere Rovers
Clarke (45’+1 og)

Tranmere suffered another disappointing defeat this evening away to Hartlepool. An own goal from Peter Clarke secured victory for the hosts.

A Hartlepool free-kick taken by David Ferguson proved to be the last attack of the first half. Sadly for Tranmere, in a busy penalty area, Peter Clarke manage to glance the ball into the corner of the Rovers net.

Prior to the goal, there were very few chances. The only real opportunity was created by Hartlepool, when Luke Molyneux trickled a ball straight to Tranmere keeper, Ross Doohan.

Tranmere were slightly more energised at the start of the second half and pushed on for an equaliser. An attempt by Kieron Morris was scrambled away by the Hartlepool defence.

Rovers’ best chance came from Kane Hemmings when a close-range strike was superbly pushed behind by Hartlepool keeper, Ben Killip.

Hemmings missed a headed attempt on goal from the ensuing corner, but he headed over from close range.

During stoppage time, Lewis Warrington tried a long shot but it ended too close to Killip and Hartlepool held on to their one goal lead as the final whistle blew.

Tranmere host Port Vale for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 19 February in their next League 2 fixture.

Hartlepool – Formation 4-3-3
1 Ben Killip GK
2 Jamie Sterry DF
3 David Ferguson DF
16 Neill Byrne DF
5 Timi Odusina DF
8 Nicky Featherstone (C) MF
28 Bryn Morris MF
22 Tom Crawford MF
7 Omar Bogle FW
10 Luke Molyneux FW
12 Joe Grey FW

31 Nicholas Bilokapic SUB
4 Gary Liddle SUB
20 Reagan Ogle SUB
21 Isaac Fletcher SUB
6 Mark Shelton SUB
30 Joe White SUB
11 Marcus Carver SUB

Graeme Lee

Match Officials
Rebecca Welch
Assistants: Kevin Mulraine, Robert Atkin
Fourth official: Graeme Fyvie

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
17 Sam Foley MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
19 Lewis Warrington MF
15 Josh Hawkes MF
10 Kane Hemmings FW
12 Charlie Jolley FW

13 Joe Murphy SUB
4 Nathaniel Knight-Percival SUB
14 Callum McManaman SUB
6 Chris Merrie SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB
9 Emmanuel Dieseruvwe SUB
21 Joshua McPake SUB

Micky Mellon

Attendance: TBC

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