Tranmere comfortably beat Salford City

Tranmere hosted Salford this afternoon at the Prenton Park for a 3pm kick-off, in their latest fixture of the 2021/22 League 2 season.

Ahead of today’s match, Micky Mellon said, “We’re definitely moving in the right direction, and I definitely know the type of football that I want to play, and we’re still working with the players to try and do that.

 “We are very good defensively, very strong and resolute and those kinds of qualities can help us get better with the creating and scoring of chances.

“There’s a process that we have to go through to create more chances. We have to get the right team shape and system in order to do that.”

Tranmere Rovers 2 – Salford City 0

Elliott Nevitt’s first professional league goal and a first-half goal from Keiron Morris secured a 2-0 win for Tranmere Rovers against Salford City this afternoon at Prenton Park.

Both teams were reduced to ten men, when Ibou Touray and then Jay Spearing, were both dismissed with straight red cards in separate incidents in the first 45.

It was an up-tempo start by Rovers and in the 13th minute, Salford defender Liam Shephard handled in the penalty area. Salford keeper, Tom King, saved Kieren Morris’ penalty kick, but with sharp wit, fired the rebound into the net.

In scoring his first professional league goal, Elliot Nevitt increased Rovers’ lead with an ‘old school’ diving header.

Salford nearly brought one back straight after, when Brandon Asante fired a strong attempt at goal from 20 yards, which Ross Doohan dealt with easily.

Tranmere controlled the remainder of the game to secure a second back to back home victory and a second win in three matches.

Tranmere visit league leaders Forest Green Rovers in their next League 2 fixture on Saturday 25 September for a 3pm kick-off.

These fans express their opinion on today’s game…

… and Elliot Nevitt had this to say …

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-5-1
25 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Calum MacDonald DF
5 Tom Davies DF
26 Peter Clarke (C) DF
7 Kieron Morris MF
14 Callum McManaman MF
17 Sam Foley MF
8 Jay Spearing MF
15 Josh Hawkes MF
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

4 Nathaniel Knight-Percival SUB
22 Lee O’Connor SUB
21 Mark Duffy SUB
11 Liam Feeney SUB
10 Ryan Watson SUB
16 Paul Glatzel SUB
18 Nicky Maynard SUB

Micky Mellon

Sam Purkiss

Salford City – Formation 4-2-3-1
1 Tom King GK
32 Liam Shephard DF
3 Ibou Touray DF
5 Ashley Eastham (C) DF
6 Corrie Ndaba DF
14 Matty Willock MF
7 Tyreik Wright MF
4 Jason Lowe MF
8 Matthew Lund MF
11 Josh Morris MF
37 Brandon Thomas-Asante FW

2 Zach Jeacock SUB
2 Donald Love SUB
30 Kelly N’Mai SUB
16 Jordan Turnbull SUB
10 Ashley Hunter SUB
9 Tom Elliott SUB
19 D’Mani Mellor SUB

Gary Bowyer

Attendance: 5854

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