Tranmere held to a draw by lowly Mansfield

Rovers hosted Mansfield Town at Prenton Park for their latest League Two clash, at 3pm this afternoon.

Following Tranmere’s dramatic game on Tuesday night, when persistence earned Keith Hill’s men a point against Colchester United and with 10 games remaining, the Tranmere men are 4th on League Two and still outside the automatic positions, albeit only on goal difference.

Mansfield drew their previous game last Tuesday night against Forest Green Rovers. The Stags were placed at 18th position in the table before today’s kick-off. 

Match Report – League 2 – Tranmere Rovers 1, Mansfield Town 1

A first-half goal failed to secure three points for Tranmere at their home game against Mansfield this afternoon. Kaiyne Woolery netted the ball in the 48th minute, but Mansfield brought one back with 14 minutes of normal time left on the clock.

The Tranmere team wore black arm bands in memory of former player/manager Frank Worthington who died earlier this week, aged 72.

Captain Scott Davies was stretchered off in the tenth minute, due to an injury and Joe Murphy replaced him between the sticks.

The players appeared to find their rhythm after the stoppage. But, what appeared to be great goal opportunities were missed by the home side.

The second half continued the same with Tranmere missing a golden opportunity to increase the lead, when Feeney tried to make the most of a poor Mansfield clearance, but his effort scuttled wide.

Mansfield bagged their equalizer at 76 minutes through a volley from Stephen Quinn and put paid to Tranmere’s efforts to secure 3 points.

Tranmere couldn’t quite find the back of the net a second time, but the 1-1 draw means they have moved into the automatic promotion places.

Tranmere visit Cheltenham Town on Good Friday 2 April for a 3pm kick-off in their next League 2 game.

Matt Hibbert’s thoughts…

Not the greatest performance but a point that takes us into the top 3.

Easter weekend is huge, Cheltenham away and Cambridge at home will go along way to seeing where we end up come May.

Matt Hibbert – Presenter, This is Tranmere Podcast

Matt Hibbert, Paul Harper and Jake Keogh present the “This is Tranmere” podcast available on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts & Spotify with post-match reaction for every Tranmere game. #TRFC #SWA

These are the links to the Tranmere v Mansfield podcast:
Apple podcasts

These fans express their opinion on today’s game…

Colchester United
1 Scott Davies (C)
17 Otis Khan
18 Calum MacDonald
26 Peter Clarke
21 George Ray
8 Jay Spearing
14 Kaiyne Woolery
15 Alister Crawford
19 Liam Feeney
7 Kieron Morris
22 Paul Lewis

13 Joe Murphy
4 Sid Nelson
3 Liam Ridehalgh
16 Nya Kirby
35 Danny Lloyd
27 Jake Burton
28 David Nugent

Keith Hill

Will Finnie

Tranmere Rovers
31 Aidan Stone
12 Kellan Gordon
3 Malvind Benning
6 Farrend Rawson
14 James Perch (C)
10 George Maris
7 Harry Charsley
29 Jason Law
16 Stephen Quinn
19 Jamie Reid
9 Jordan Bowery

1 Marek Stech
5 Ryan Sweeney
8 Ollie Clarke
32 George Lapslie
20 Stephen McLaughlin
25 Keaton Ward
27 Tyrese Sinclair

Nigel Clough

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