Tranmere held to a draw at Harrogate

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

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “Winning games of football is great but we don’t allow things to get too high or too low, that’s not the way we set up the environment here.

“Winning is what football is all about but the message is still the same, we keep pushing forward and keep producing those performances with that mentality and that attitude to keep doing that.

“The minute you believe that you’re going to get given anything and it’s not going to take pure hard work, then you will find yourself in trouble. We keep the place level-headed.”

Match Report: Harrogate Town v Tranmere Rovers

Harrogate Town 1 v 1 Tranmere Rovers
Daly (37′)GoalsTurnbull (57′)
Armstrong (37′)Assists
HT 1-0

Tranmere maintained their unbeaten run, but couldn’t quite break the 1-1 deadlock on the road at Harrogate this afternoon.

Jordan Turnbull notched up his first goal of the season with his 57th-minute strike.

Rovers played sloppily during the first half and despite attempts at goal from Elliott Nevitt, Josh Hawkes, Kieron Morris, and Kane Hemmings, it was Harrogate who took the lead.

Harrogate’s Matty Daly took full advantage of a rebounding ball from 25 yards out, and with the help of a little deflection, the ball found its way into the Tranmere net at 37 minutes.

The otherwise evenly matched first half ended with Harrogate leading by a single goal.

Fan-favourite Dynel Simeu was the first Tranmere player to have a crack at goal during the second half, but his headed effort was saved by Harrogate keeper, Peter Jameson.

It was Jordan Turnbull who made his effort count just a few minutes later, with his close-range shot high in the centre of the goal following a corner, with Simeu assisting.

Nevitt tried on goal again, but his shot from the centre of the box was blocked, denying him from making his second shot on target count.

Further attempts from Simeu, Hawkes, Hemmings, Morris, and Nevitt brought the total shots for Tranmere to 14, with five on target, with Harrogate only managing one shot on target for the game.

Despite the efforts of the visitors, they had to go home with a share of the points, but can take solace in the fact that Daly’s goal was the first conceded in over eight hours of football.

Tranmere host Rochdale on Tuesday 25 October for a 7:45pm kick off in their next game of the League Two season.

Match Highlights


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

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

Post Match Interview


Harrogate Town – Formation 4-4-1-1
21 Peter Jameson GK
20 Kayne Ramsay DF
15 Jaheim Headley DF
23 Rory McArdle DF
3 Joe Mattock DF
6 Warren Burrell MF
16 Alex Pattison MF
4 Josh Falkingham (C) MF
9 Daniel Grant MF
29 Luke Armstrong FW
28 Matty Daly FW

1 Mark Oxley SUB
24 Kyle Ferguson SUB
2 Miles Welch-Hayes SUB
17 Joshua Austerfield SUB
10 Josh Coley SUB
19 Tyler Frost SUB
12 Sam Folarin SUB

Simon Weaver

Match Officials
Ollie Yates
Assistants: Johnathon Bickerdike and David Avent
Fourth official: Christopher Ward

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
20 Elliott Nevitt FW
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW

23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
19 Neill Byrne SUB
18 Kyle Jameson SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
8 Reece McAlear SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB

Micky Mellon

Attendance: 2316

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
2022/23 Total home attendance36544
2022/23 Total away attendance36191
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)72745
2022/23 Average home attendance6092
2022/23 Average away attendance4839
2022/23 Total average attendance5308

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