Tranmere in goalless draw at Northampton

Tranmere visited Northampton Town today for a 3pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “It is a place where, for the last few seasons, we haven’t played well. We spoke to the lads, and we’ve said the reasons why we think that we didn’t, we need to try and fix that.

“We haven’t won there for 16 years I think, of course we’ve not played against each other every year, but it’s all there for us, the prize is there for us to go down there and fight for. We know what we have to do well in order to get a result, so we’ve been working on that as well. It’s always a really good place to go and play football, we just have to make sure that we do the things that we haven’t done previously to go down there and get a result.

“We know that our performance has to be good, if we can create the chances that we have been creating and take them then we’ll be fine.”

Match Report: Northampton Town v Tranmere Rovers

Northampton Town 0 v 0 Tranmere Rovers
HT 0-0

Tranmere notched up their ninth game in a row without a win across all competitions with this afternoon’s goalless draw at Northampton Town.

Rovers had the first real chance at goal just before the quarter hour, when Josh Hawkes forced Cobblers’ keeper, Lee Burge, to make a save.

Burge then pulled off an outstanding double save, denying both Kane Hemmings and then Paul Lewis on the rebound.

Both sides had a fair number of attempts at goal for the rest of the half, but as the half time whistle blew, the score remained 0-0.

As the second half progressed, it was much the same, with little difference between the teams’ performances, but as the game settled, Tranmere seemed the better side.

Mickey Mellon brought on Elliott Nevitt in the 53rd minute to try and reinvigorate the Tranmere front line. Ten minutes later, Nevitt supplied Kane Hemmings with a nice ball, but he sent his effort wide.

Tranmere certainly had the better chances in the second half, but as Micky Mellon said, the team needed “more clinical finishing.”

Tranmere visit Grimsby Town for a 3pm kick off on Saturday 10 December in their next game of the 2022/23 League Two season.

Match Highlights


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

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

Post Match Interview


Northampton Town – Formation 4-3-3
1 Lee Burge GK
3 Aaron McGowan DF
22 Akinwale Odimayo DF
6 Sam Sherring DF
5 Jon Guthrie (C) DF
4 Jack Sowerby MF
8 Ben Fox MF
17 Shaun McWilliams MF
19 Kieron Bowie FW
11 Mitchell Pinnock FW
7 Sam Hoskins FW

23 Jon Maxted SUB
35 Max Dyche SUB
24 Ryan Haynes SUB
12 Marc Leonard SUB
9 Louis Appere SUB
21 Josh Felix-Eppiah SUB
10 Danny Hylton SUB

Jon Brady

Match Officials
Will Finnie
Assistants: Declan Ford and Steve Durnall
Fourth official: Ravel Cheosiaua

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
5 Tom Davies DF
19 Neill Byrne DF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
6 Chris Merrie MF
11 Josh Hawkes MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
22 Paul Lewis FW

23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
18 Kyle Jameson SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB
20 Elliott Nevitt SUB
32 Samuel Taylor SUB

Micky Mellon

Attendance: 5,601

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
12/11/2022Swindon Town9425
19/11/2022AFC Wimbledon6010
03/12/2022Northampton Town5,601
2022/23 Total home attendance61682
2022/23 Total away attendance51217
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)112899
2022/23 Average home attendance6186
2022/23 Average away attendance5122
2022/23 Total average attendance5645

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