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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
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.
Fans’ Twitter Reaction
Gutted we didn't win that, 5 in a row makes a draw feel disappointing 😂— Trisha (@tranmeretrish1) October 22, 2022
Gutted we didn't win that, 5 in a row makes a draw feel disappointing 😂
16/18 points with 3 home games to come. Not bad. #SWA— Mark Borrill (@bozzatrfc) October 22, 2022
16/18 points with 3 home games to come. Not bad. #SWA
I’ll take that. 6 games without defeat and 1 goal conceded in that time. Much better in the second half and good to see us pushing for the win away from home. Highlight was Simeu manhandling about 5 of their players on his own during that the scuffle at the end. Up the Tranmere https://t.co/fBef4wWYa0— Ian Reynolds (@Ian_Reynolds87) October 22, 2022
I’ll take that. 6 games without defeat and 1 goal conceded in that time. Much better in the second half and good to see us pushing for the win away from home. Highlight was Simeu manhandling about 5 of their players on his own during that the scuffle at the end. Up the Tranmere https://t.co/fBef4wWYa0
Gutted that it’s not 3pts but a draw is a fair result in the end!#TRFC #SWA 🔵⚪️ https://t.co/rpPy4knzgK— Phil Duong #WeStandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 (@philipduong) October 22, 2022
Gutted that it’s not 3pts but a draw is a fair result in the end!#TRFC #SWA 🔵⚪️ https://t.co/rpPy4knzgK
6 league games unbeaten, 7 in all comps, nothing wrong with a point on the road…. up the Tranmere💪— Robert Topham (@RobertTopham7) October 22, 2022
6 league games unbeaten, 7 in all comps, nothing wrong with a point on the road…. up the Tranmere💪
Can't grumble there. Actually tried to win the game and tbf they're a team desperate to not get another defeat. 3 home games on the spin and we march on. Up The Whites.— Leon Kearney (@TheLeonKearney) October 22, 2022
Can't grumble there. Actually tried to win the game and tbf they're a team desperate to not get another defeat. 3 home games on the spin and we march on. Up The Whites.
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Post Match Interview
Harrogate Town – Formation 4-4-1-121 Peter Jameson GK20 Kayne Ramsay DF15 Jaheim Headley DF23 Rory McArdle DF3 Joe Mattock DF6 Warren Burrell MF16 Alex Pattison MF4 Josh Falkingham (C) MF9 Daniel Grant MF29 Luke Armstrong FW28 Matty Daly FW
Substitutes1 Mark Oxley SUB24 Kyle Ferguson SUB2 Miles Welch-Hayes SUB17 Joshua Austerfield SUB10 Josh Coley SUB19 Tyler Frost SUB12 Sam Folarin SUB
Match OfficialsReferee: Ollie YatesAssistants: Johnathon Bickerdike and David AventFourth official: Christopher Ward
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-21 Ross Doohan GK2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF3 Ethan Bristow DF26 Dynel Simeu DF14 Jordan Turnbull DF4 Lee O’Connor MF7 Kieron Morris MF6 Chris Merrie MF11 Josh Hawkes MF20 Elliott Nevitt FW10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
Substitutes23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB19 Neill Byrne SUB18 Kyle Jameson SUB17 Rhys Hughes SUB8 Reece McAlear SUB16 Jon Nolan SUB27 Jake Burton SUB
League 2 season attendance
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