Poor performance sees Tranmere draw to bottom-placed Grimsby

Following on from Saturday’s great performance at Wembley, Tranmere Rovers visited Blundell Park this evening with a view to further improve their chances of automatic promotion.

Before tonight’s game, Grimsby Town were languishing at the bottom of the table with just 26 points from 33 games.

Match Report – League 2 – Grimsby Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0

However, Tranmere failed to bounce back after their defeat in the EFL Trophy final and were held to a 0-0 draw by bottom-placed Grimsby in a scrappy meeting between the two teams.

With Rovers fifth in the League Two table at kick-off and one of three teams on 57 points, four points off the automatic promotion places, drawing to Grimsby seems a missed opportunity.

There were chances for each side, but neither were able to break the deadlock.

In the 17th minute, a free-kick by Liam Feeney found Paul Lewis, whose header produced a great save from Mariner’s goalie, James McKeown.

Grimsby Town’s Julien Lamy chanced a right footed shot from long range, but was saved at the 38 minute mark.

During a Grimsby attack, Ray very nearly turned the ball into his own net and had it have crossed the line would have been the cherry on the icing of a cake made of disappointment.

The best second-half chance for Tranmere came following a foul on Woolery at 60 minutes when George Ray headed over the bar from a Feeney free-kick.

Tranmere host Exeter at 3pm on Saturday 20 March in their next League 2 game.

Matt Hibbert’s thoughts…

A terrible performance and one that all Tranmere fans feared as we’ve seen this a million times before, every single one of the lads underperformed massively.

It’s a big chance missed to close the gap on the top 3, Grimsby are 8 points adrift at the bottom and we didn’t look much better, to be honest, a hugely frustrating evening.

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

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These fans express their opinion on today’s game.

From a Grimsby fan …

And Tranmere fans …


Grimsby Town
1 James McKeown
2 Luke Hendrie
15 Harry Clifton
22 Elliott Hewitt
26 Rollin Menayese
20 Jay Matete
18 Filipe Morais
8 Giles Coke
42 Julien Lamy
21 Lenell John-Lewis (C)
9 James Hanson

13 Ollie Battersby
6 Luke Waterfall
45 Joe Adams
4 Danny Rose
7 Matt Green
16 Ira Jackson Jr
40 Stefan Payne

Paul Hurst

Christopher Pollard


Tranmere Rovers
1 Scott Davies (C)
18 Calum MacDonald
3 Liam Ridehalgh
26 Peter Clarke
21 George Ray
8 Jay Spearing
22 Paul Lewis
19 Liam Feeney
28 David Nugent
14 Kaiyne Woolery
11 Corey Taylor

13 Joe Murphy
6 Emmanuel Monthe
15 Alister Crawford
16 Nya Kirby
35 Danny Lloyd
7 Kieron Morris
12 Charlie Jolley

Keith Hill

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