Tranmere grab a late winner at Carlisle

Ahead of last night’s trip to Brunton Park, Tranmere Rovers were looking to get back to their winning ways following the draw to Oldham on Saturday.

The last time the two sides met resulted in a 1-0 win to Tranmere at Prenton Park in Keith Hill’s first game in charge at the Club.

Match Report – League 2 – Carlisle 2, Tranmere Rovers 3

James Vaughan snatched a late winner for Tranmere Rovers a exciting 3-2 win at Carlisle.

Rovers twice came from behind to bag a deserved win as they moved within two points of the automatic League Two promotion places.

Carlisle didn’t hang about and only three minutes into the game, an unmarked Josh Kayode connected with a left-field cross to tap home from close range.

But Kaiyne Woolery levelled the score in the 21st minute following some great attacking play when he poked the ball past Carlisle goalie, Paul Farman.

Just six minutes later, Anderton restored Carlisle’s lead with a powerful strike from the edge of the penalty box.

Vaughan brought the score level again at 43 minutes when his cross from the left-hand side caught Farman by surprise, distracted by a run by Woollery, and somehow Vaughan’s cross went over the line.

The striker showed his importance at the other end of the field once again when he cleared Kayode’s powerful header off the line, to deny the hosts a third

Just minutes after Nugent was subbed on, he played an fabulous pass into the box for Vaughan to poke home from close range in the 87th minute, to snatch the three points.

Matt Hibbert’s thoughts…

A huge 3-2 win up at Carlisle in horrendous conditions, coming from behind twice and to win it late on was the icing on the cake.

I said after Saturday we’d find out a lot about this squad tonight in terms of character, and they rose to the occasion.

Matt Hibbert – Presenter, This is Tranmere Podcast

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These fans express their opinion on today’s game …

Carlisle United
21 Paul Farman
2 George Tanner
3 Nick Anderton (C)
32 Rhys Bennett
6 Aaron Hayden
8 Callum Guy
7 Joe Riley
12 Jon Mellish
14 Joshua Kayode
20 Gime Toure
11 Omari Patrick

1 Magnus Norman
13 Rod McDonald
16 Brennan Dickenson
19 Dean Furman
9 Lewis Alessandra
31 Cedwyn Scott
10 Offrande Zanzala

Chris Beech

Ben Speedie

Tranmere Rovers
1 Scott Davies (C)
4 Sid Nelson
18 Calum MacDonald
26 Peter Clarke
21 George Ray
8 Jay Spearing
22 Paul Lewis
19 Liam Feeney
9 James Vaughan
14 Kaiyne Woolery
35 Danny Lloyd

13 Joe Murphy
2 Lee O’Connor
3 Liam Ridehalgh
15 Alister Crawford
16 Nya Kirby
7 Kieron Morris
28 David Nugent

Keith Hill