Tranmere visited Sutton today for a 3pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.
Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “Through the team we’re growing all of the time and they’ll get better all of the time. I’m enjoying watching the players develop because we’re pushing them and pushing them to see how far we can push them to be the best that they can be.
“We’re in a good place. Development is fine and people love development at the start but I understand that you’ve got to get results and if you can get results whilst developing then it can buy the group time to build on that.
“At the minute, we’re winning games of football and building on their development by doing that because they’re still relatively inexperienced players but I’m excited by it.”
Match Report: Sutton United v Tranmere Rovers
|Sutton United 0||v||2 Tranmere Rovers|
|Goals||Hemmings (19′ pen) |
Tranmere made it four wins on the trot with their 2-0 away victory over Sutton United.
Rovers’ recent form is improving with four clean-sheet wins in a row, and they appear to have broken their away curse with three consecutive away wins. Is momentum building?
The first chance of the game came two minutes after the whistle when Sutton’s Will Randall took a punt and missed to the left. This was an indication of what was to come, as Sutton failed to get a shot on target for the whole game.
Five minutes later at the other end, attempts from Josh Hawkes and Chris Merrie came to nothing.
Kane Hemmings opened the scoring in the 19th minute after Paul Lewis was brought down in the penalty area by Joe Kizzi. Hemmings cooly slotted the ball into the bottom left of the net, despite the Sutton keeper diving the right way.
Josh Hawkes saw two of his efforts fail to count, firstly by missing the target at the top right and then a few minutes later, he saw his shot at the centre of the goal saved by keeper, Ward.
Four minutes into added time at the end of the first half, Paul Lewis took a right footed shot from the centre of the Sutton box that neatly found its way in to the net, doubling Tranmere’s advantage.
Early on in the second half, Hemmings, Hawkes, and Lee O’Conner each had a stab at goal, but to no avail.
With 20 minutes to go, Jordan Turnbull’s header from the right of the six-yard box was close, but missed to the right.
In the final minutes of the game, both Elliott Nevitt and Rhys Hughes had failed attempts at the Sutton goal.
Tranmere host Crewe Alexandra in their next game of the League Two season on Friday 14 October for a 7.45pm kick off.
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Post Match Interviews
Sutton United – Formation 4-4-2
34 Lewis Ward GK
22 Joe Kizzi DF
24 Robert Milsom DF
6 Louis John DF
4 Coby Rowe DF
15 Craig Eastmond (C) MF
20 Josh Neufville MF
18 Adam Lovatt MF
11 Will Randall MF
9 Omar Bugiel FW
23 Charley Kendall FW
13 Brad House SUB
26 Aaron Pierre SUB
21 Luke Gambin SUB
7 Enzio Boldewijn SUB
19 Tope Fadahunsi SUB
27 Kylian Kouassi SUB
39 Kwame Thomas SUB
Referee: Darren Drysdale
Assistants: Conor Farrell and Adrian Tranter
Fourth official: Stuart Butler
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-2-3-1
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
26 Dynel Simeu DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
6 Chris Merrie MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
11 Josh Hawkes MF
22 Paul Lewis MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
19 Neill Byrne SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
8 Reece McAlear SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB
20 Elliott Nevitt SUB
League 2 season attendance
|2022/23 Total home attendance||28553|
|2022/23 Total away attendance||33875|
|2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)||62428|
|2022/23 Average home attendance||5711|
|2022/23 Average away attendance||4839|
|2022/23 Total average attendance||5275|
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