Playoff hopes kept alive with Tranmere win over Oldham

Tranmere hosted Oldham yesterday afternoon for a 3pm kick-off in their latest game of the 2021/22 League 2 season.

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “We’ve got the suspended lads back in the squad. Tom Davies is available again, we’ll lose Callum McManaman with concussion, Joe Murphy is back in the squad again, he’s trained today and yesterday so he’s back in the group.

“(We’re) back towards a full quota again.

“We’ll try and take care of business and we’ll just keep going as that’s what you’re expected to do and that’s what we’ll continue to do.

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Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Oldham Athletic

Tranmere Rovers 2 v 0 Oldham Athletic
Hawkes (27′)
Hemmings (62′)
O’Connor (27’m)
Warrington (62′)
HT 1-0

It was another home victory for Tranmere Rovers yesterday as they beat Oldham Athletic 2-0 at Prenton Park.

Josh Hawkes and Kane Hemmings secured a win for Tranmere over already-relegated Oldham.

Rovers dominated the whole first half, denying Oldham any opportunity to strike, resulting in a very quiet first half for Joe Murphy. 

Hawkes struck in the 27th minute when he picked up the ball on the edge of the box, before dispatching a dazzling strike which left Oldham keeper, Jayson Leutwiler, with no chance.

With half an hour to go, Rovers secured the win when Lewis Warrington played a nice ball perfectly to Hemmings, who made sure it counted, with a right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Hemmings had the chance of a second goal in the last moments of the game but was denied by a save from the Oldham keeper.

Tranmere now sit two points off a play-off place with one game to go, at Leyton Orient on Saturday 7 May.

Tranmere visit Leyton Orient for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 7 May in their next 2021/22 League 2 fixture.

Match Highlights

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
13 Joe Murphy GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Calum MacDonald DF
5 Tom Davies DF
26 Peter Clarke (C) DF
22 Lee O’Connor MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
19 Lewis Warrington MF
15 Josh Hawkes MF
10 Kane Hemmings FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

25 Ross Doohan SUB
24 Kyle Hayde SUB
17 Sam Foley SUB
8 Jay Spearing SUB
12 Charlie Jolley SUB
18 Nicky Maynard SUB
21 Joshua McPake SUB

Micky Mellon

Match Officials
Neil Hair
Assistants: Grant Taylor and Paul Stonier
Fourth official: Martin Woods

Oldham Athletic – Formation 4-2-3-1
1 Jayson Leutwiler GK
2 Jordan Clarke (C) DF
3 Sam Hart DF
32 Will Sutton DF
15 Kyle Jameson DF
26 Alex Hunt MF
10 Davis Keillor-Dunn MF
28 Christopher Missilou MF
34 Harry Vaughan MF
17 Jack Stobbs MF
29 Junior Luamba FW

40 Luke Southerington SUB
7 Nicky Adams SUB
33 Benny Couto SUB
27 Jamie Hopcutt SUB
8 Callum Whelan SUB
19 Vani Da Silva SUB
9 Hallam Hope SUB

Micky Mellon

Attendance: TBC

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