Tranmere held to a draw by Rochdale

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′)GoalsHenderson (35′)
Morris (39′)AssistsKeohane (35′)
HT 1-1

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.

Match Highlights


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

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

Post Match Interview


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

Match Officials
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

Jim Bentley

Attendance: 5742

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 attendance42296
2022/23 Total away attendance36191
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)78487
2022/23 Average home attendance6042
2022/23 Average away attendance4524
2022/23 Total average attendance5283

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