Tranmere draw at promotion chasing Swindon

Tranmere visited Swindon Town yesterday for a 3pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “We’ve got to show more of an attitude towards the jobs that come their way from the first minute and be resilient about it. We know the way that we want to play and we know what the principles are of that but we’ve got to go out there and be consistently good at them. I think recently we’ve been getting disappointed that things haven’t gone our way or we haven’t been playing at the levels, physically, that we should be doing. 

“We’re a club with high standards so we’re expected to go out there and do all of those things well, with and without the ball. We’ve had a good week of training with a lot of good talking too with the young squad that we’ve got but we keep reminding them of what they need to do to keep improving.

“Confidence is always a factor but only if you allow it to be and you don’t focus on what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s about going out there and doing what you do for the team and being good at that with the right mentality.”

Match Report: Swindon Town v Tranmere Rovers

Swindon Town 1 v 1 Tranmere Rovers
Wakeling (30′)GoalsHawkes (9′)
Hutton (30′)AssistsMerrie (9′)
HT 1-1

Tranmere had to settle for a share of the points in yesterday’s fixture against Swindon Town.

Josh Hawkes got Rovers off the mark on nine minutes, when he made a well-timed run behind the Swindon defence and his shot from the centre of the box neatly found its way into the bottom left corner of Solomon Brynn’s net.

Kane Hemmings would have had an easy tap in from an Elliott Nevitt cross, but Swindon defender, Frazer Blake-Tracey, intercepted the cross.

Swindon drew level on the half hour, through a close-range shot from Jacob Wakeling that beat Ross Dooham into the top left corner of the net.

Rovers started the second half brightly, but efforts at goal were few and far between,

A scare came for Tranmere in the 82nd minutes, when Swindon found the back of the net through an effort from Wakeling that was drilled into the far corner. The home fans’ cheers were quelled when the realisation came that the linesman’s flag was up for offside.

Ross Doohan saved the day for Tranmere with five minutes left by clawing away a tremendous effort from Swindon’s Louis Reed. Reed’s free-kick from 25 yards was dipping and heading for the goal, but Doohan’s agility kept the score at one a piece.

Jordan Turnbull received a red card as he fouled Blake-Tracey as the both challenged for the ball.

Tranmere host AFC Wimbledon on Saturday 19 November for a 3pm kick off in their next game of the 2022/23 League Two season.

Match Highlights


Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes
Credit: Tony Coombes

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

Post Match Interviews


Swindon Town – Formation 3-5-2
1 Solomon Brynn GK
20 Frazer Blake-Tracy DF
34 Ciaran Brennan DF
26 Cian Harries DF
2 Remeao Hutton MF
3 Ellis Iandolo MF
7 Ben Gladwin (C) MF
10 Ronan Darcy MF
23 Saidou Khan MF
15 Luke Jephcott FW
24 Jacob Wakeling FW

41 Jack Copland SUB
6 Mathieu Baudry SUB
22 Marcel Lavinier SUB
17 Ricky Aguiar SUB
5 Louis Reed SUB
33 Morgan Roberts SUB
9 Tomi Adeloye SUB

Scott Lindsey

Match Officials
Lee Swabey
Assistants: Damith Bandara and Scott Williams
Fourth official: James Vallance

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
26 Dynel Simeu DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
6 Chris Merrie MF
11 Josh Hawkes MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
19 Neill Byrne SUB
5 Tom Davies SUB
18 Kyle Jameson SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB

Micky Mellon

Attendance: 9425

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
2022/23 Total home attendance55672
2022/23 Total away attendance45616
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)101288
2022/23 Average home attendance6186
2022/23 Average away attendance5068
2022/23 Total average attendance5627

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