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Tranmere hosted Stockport County yesterday for a 7:45pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.
Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Stockport County
Tranmere were made to work hard for a share of the points in last night’s fixture against a vocally supported Stockport County.
It was a drudging, slow start to the game with neither side apparently willing or able to get things moving. After that, it was a thoroughly uneventful first half.
To break the monotony, Kane Hemmings provided Tranmere’s only attempt at goal during the first half, but his 19th-minute shot from outside the box was saved in the centre of the goal by Stockport keeper, Ben Hinchliffe.
Rovers managed just four more attempts at goal in the remainder of the game. In this respect, the visitors were much more pro-active with 15 attempts at goal, but as befitting for the game, only managed to get two on target.
The second half was slightly more lively. Ethan Bristow tried a shot at goal from outside the box on 52 minutes, but his effort was blocked.
Five or so minutes later, Josh Dacres-Cogley had a go with a left footed shot from the right side of the box, but his attempt was too high.
Paul Lewis and Kieron Morris each had a stab at goal, but their efforts were fruitless.
It was only in added time at the end of the game that things started to get interesting, as Stockport piled on the pressure in what was a frenetic end to proceedings.
Stockport had no less than five attempts at goal in the four minutes of added time, with Tranmere bravely defending to take a share of the points. This left Rovers with just one defeat in the last nine, but only aq disappointing two points from their last three games, which were all home games.
Rovers visit Carlisle in the FA Cup on Saturday 5 November.
Fans’ Twitter Reaction
Another frustrating evening We move on #SWA #TRFC pic.twitter.com/Cn6RRhPcsM— Classic Tranmere (@ClassicTranmere) November 1, 2022
Another frustrating evening We move on #SWA #TRFC pic.twitter.com/Cn6RRhPcsM
Fair play to Stockport tonight, cracking away support #trfc #Tranmere— Mayday (@may_day_mohican) November 1, 2022
Fair play to Stockport tonight, cracking away support #trfc #Tranmere
That was nervy at the end. Take a point and a clean sheet I reckon.— Jennifer Roberts (@JenniferRober14) November 1, 2022
That was nervy at the end. Take a point and a clean sheet I reckon.
2 points out of a possible (and achievable) 9 at home. The form has dropped off a cliff faster than Wile E. Coyote#TRFC #SWA— Mike (@Mike1884_) November 1, 2022
2 points out of a possible (and achievable) 9 at home. The form has dropped off a cliff faster than Wile E. Coyote#TRFC #SWA
Good battling game that, we should have nicked it but could have easily lost #swa— Paul Burrows (@PaulBurrowsy) November 1, 2022
Good battling game that, we should have nicked it but could have easily lost #swa
We’ve got to give some of the squad / fringe players a game on Saturday. If only to save a few legs. Up the one goal in three games Whites! #Tranmere— Mike Deeble (@mikedeeble) November 1, 2022
We’ve got to give some of the squad / fringe players a game on Saturday. If only to save a few legs. Up the one goal in three games Whites! #Tranmere
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Post Match Interviews
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 5-3-21 Ross Doohan GK2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF3 Ethan Bristow DF18 Kyle Jameson DF14 Jordan Turnbull DF26 Dynel Simeu DF7 Kieron Morris MF4 Lee O’Connor MF6 Chris Merrie MF10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW20 Elliott Nevitt FW
Substitutes23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB5 Tom Davies SUB11 Josh Hawkes SUB17 Rhys Hughes SUB22 Paul Lewis SUB8 Reece McAlear SUB16 Jon Nolan SUB
Match OfficialsReferee: Robert MaddenAssistants: Richard Woodward and Paul NewhouseFourth official: Andrew Kitchen
Stockport County – Formation 3-5-21 Ben Hinchliffe GK23 Chris Hussey DF6 Fraser Horsfall DF4 Akil Wright DF16 James Brown MF28 Calum MacDonald MF14 Will Collar MF21 Myles Hippolyte MF18 Ryan Croasdale MF19 Kyle Wootton FW9 Paddy Madden (C) FW
Substitutes13 Bobby Jones SUB15 Ryan Johnson SUB8 Callum Camps SUB11 Oliver Crankshaw SUB10 Antoni Sarcevic SUB29 Connor Jennings SUB7 Connor Lemonheigh-Evans SUB
League 2 season attendance
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