Tranmere in battle to share points with Stockport

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 Rovers 0 v 0 Stockport County
HT 0-0

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.

Match Highlights


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

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

Post Match Interviews


Tranmere Rovers – Formation 5-3-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
18 Kyle Jameson DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
26 Dynel Simeu DF
7 Kieron Morris MF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
6 Chris Merrie MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
5 Tom Davies SUB
11 Josh Hawkes SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
22 Paul Lewis SUB
8 Reece McAlear SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB

Micky Mellon

Match Officials
Robert Madden
Assistants: Richard Woodward and Paul Newhouse
Fourth official: Andrew Kitchen

Stockport County – Formation 3-5-2
1 Ben Hinchliffe GK
23 Chris Hussey DF
6 Fraser Horsfall DF
4 Akil Wright DF
16 James Brown MF
28 Calum MacDonald MF
14 Will Collar MF
21 Myles Hippolyte MF
18 Ryan Croasdale MF
19 Kyle Wootton FW
9 Paddy Madden (C) FW

13 Bobby Jones SUB
15 Ryan Johnson SUB
8 Callum Camps SUB
11 Oliver Crankshaw SUB
10 Antoni Sarcevic SUB
29 Connor Jennings SUB
7 Connor Lemonheigh-Evans SUB

Dave Challinor

Attendance: 6800

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
01/11/2022Stockport County6800
2022/23 Total home attendance55672
2022/23 Total away attendance36191
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)91863
2022/23 Average home attendance6186
2022/23 Average away attendance4524
2022/23 Total average attendance5355

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