Tranmere hosted Rochdale yesterday evening for a 7:45pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.
Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Rochdale
|Tranmere Rovers 1||v||1 Rochdale|
|Hemmings (39′)||Goals||Henderson (35′)|
|Morris (39′)||Assists||Keohane (35′)|
Tranmere had to share the points with Rochdale yesterday at Prenton Park, but extend their unbeaten run to seven games.
In a scrappy start to the game, it was Tranmere that had the first shot on goal. Unfortunately, Kane Hemmings volleyed his centre-of-the-box shot wide of the goal at 7 minutes.
Tranmere continued their attacking play and it was Hemmings again with another effort on goal at the quarter-hour mark, but he again failed to make it count.
Next up was Kieren Morris who had two attempts at goal; the first sailing over the bar and the second was blocked.
Rovers next chance was from Chris Merrie, aided by Josh Hawkes, but Merrie’s header wasn’t on target and went wide.
The deadlock was broken at 35 minutes against the run of play through veteran striker, Ian Henderson. Poor marking from Tranmere left Henderson with free space and neatly placed the ball past Ross Doohan and into the home side’s net.
Fortunately for the SWA, the visitors’ lead was short-lived. Kane Hemmings headed a quickfire equaliser past Rochdale keeper, Richard O’Donnell, just a few minutes later.
Tranmere kept the pressure on throughout the second half, including a fine-headed effort from Hemmings that was cleared off the Rochdale line by Rochdale’s Toumani Diagouraga.
Try as they might, Rovers could not convert their second-half pressure into three points and were forced to share the spoils in a game that they should have won.
Tranmere host Carlisle United on Saturday 29 October for a 3pm kick off in their next game of the League Two season.
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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
Referee: Andy Haines
Assistants: Gary Hilton and Thomas Harty
Fourth official: Steve Durnall
Rochdale – Formation 4-2-3-1
1 Richard O’Donnell GK
13 Jimmy Keohane DF
24 Cameron John DF
15 Sam Graham DF
6 Ethan Ebanks-Landell (C) DF
20 Toumani Diagouraga MF
17 Tyrese Sinclair MF
7 Liam Kelly MF
8 Jimmy Ball MF
11 Abraham Odoh MF
40 Ian Henderson FW
30 Bradley Kelly SUB
16 Ben Nelson SUB
2 Femi Seriki SUB
14 Ethan Brierley SUB
27 Connor Malley SUB
10 Devante Rodney SUB
21 Rayhaan Tulloch SUB
League 2 season attendance
|2022/23 Total home attendance||42296|
|2022/23 Total away attendance||36191|
|2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)||78487|
|2022/23 Average home attendance||6042|
|2022/23 Average away attendance||4524|
|2022/23 Total average attendance||5283|
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