Tranmere defeated at Carlisle

Tranmere visited Carlisle today in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.

Ahead of the game, caretaker manager Ian Dawes said, “We’re lucky here that we’ve got a good group of players who want to learn and that’s not just the younger players but also the senior players.

“They’ve got an appetite to learn and their application towards doing that has been great. It’s a new system and it might take a bit of time to perfect it but over time I’ve seen the improvement.

“The mentality of the group has pleased me the most and wanting to get on the ball and play because that’s half of the battle. Even when we do lose the ball, you need the right reaction to go and get it back.

Match Report: Carlisle United v Tranmere Rovers

Carlisle United 2 v 0 Tranmere Rovers
Dennis (3′, 39′)Goals
Patrick (3′), Armer (39′)Assists
HT 2-0

This afternoon, Tranmere Rovers suffered a 2-0 loss to Carlisle United, who are vying for promotion in League Two.

Kristian Dennis scored both goals to secure the victory for Paul Simpson’s team. Scoring for the first time since January, Dennis put an end to his goal drought and increased his total for the season to 20, helping the hosts secure their first win in five games.

Just three minutes into the match, Rovers found themselves trailing after Mateusz Hewelt’s clearance from Tom Davies’ pass back was intercepted by Omari Patrick in the box. Patrick then passed the ball to Dennis, who was unmarked and had an open shot at the goal, which he converted with his left foot into an empty net.

In the first half, Carlisle were in control and their efforts were rewarded when Dennis scored his second goal of the game, five minutes before half-time. The goal came after Jack Armer headed Owen Moxon’s cross towards Dennis, who was able to slot the ball into the net.

Just before the first half ended, Tranmere’s goalkeeper Mateusz Hewelt made a great save to deny Patrick and prevent Carlisle from extending their lead over the visitors.

An hour into the match, Josh Dacres-Cogley sent a ball towards Mumbongo, but Huntington was able to beat the forward to it in the air and clear it away.

During the added time, Mumbongo pulled the ball back and Chalmers attempted to flick it towards Holy’s post but missed, resulting in Rovers missing their final opportunity to score.

Tranmere host Swindon Town for a 3pm kick off on Monday 10 April in their next game of the 2022/23 League Two season.

Match Highlights

Following shortly …


Credit: Tony Coombes

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

Post Match Interview


Carlisle United – Formation 5-3-2
1 Tomas Holy GK
20 Jack Ellis DF
3 Jack Armer DF
22 Jon Mellish DF
6 Paul Huntington (C) DF
26 Ben Barclay DF
4 Owen Moxon MF
8 Callum Guy MF
35 Alfie McCalmont MF
14 Kristian Dennis FW
10 Omari Patrick FW
30 Michael Kelly SUB
33 Jack Robinson SUB
17 Corey Whelan SUB
28 Jamie Devitt SUB
7 Jordan Gibson SUB
9 Ryan Edmondson SUB
41 Joe Garner SUB

Paul Simpson

Match Officials
Thomas Kirk
Assistants: Darren Williams and Anthony Moore
Fourth official: Lewis Raper

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-1-2-1-2
23 Mateusz Hewelt GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
5 Tom Davies DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
6 Chris Merrie MF
24 Regan Hendry MF
11 Josh Hawkes MF
17 Rhys Hughes MF
26 Harvey Saunders FW
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
4 Lee O’Connor SUB
34 Florent Hoti SUB
33 Jay Turner-Cook SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB
19 Logan Chalmers SUB
25 Joel Mumbongo SUB
32 Samuel Taylor SUB

Ian Dawes

Attendance: 13410

League Table

League 2 season attendance

06/08/2022Mansfield Town7128
16/08/2022Hartlepool Utd4072
20/08/2022Newport County4070
27/08/2022Colchester Utd5041
03/09/2022Leyton Orient6578
13/09/2022Bradford City5864
17/09/2022Salford City3175
08/10/2022Sutton Utd3007
14/10/2022Crewe Alexandra8001
22/10/2022Harrogate Town2316
01/11/2022Stockport County6800
12/11/2022Swindon Town9425
19/11/2022AFC Wimbledon6010
03/12/2022Northampton Town5,601
10/12/2022Grimsby Town5134
01/01/2023Crewe Alexandra5349
07/01/2023Sutton United5368
28/01/2023Leyton Orient5946
04/02/2023Stockport County10231
07/02/2023Doncaster Rovers5775
11/02/2023Salford City6516
14/02/2023Bradford City15482
18/02/2023Mansfield Town6282
28/02/2023Crawley Town5104
04/03/2023Hartlepool United6320
18/03/2023Newport County5496
25/03/2023Colchester United3420
31/03/2023Harrogate Town5861
07/04/2023Carlisle United13410
2022/23 Total home attendance121635
2022/23 Total away attendance122750
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)244385
2022/23 Average home attendance6082
2022/23 Average away attendance6138
2022/23 Total average attendance6110

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