Tranmere make it five-in-a-row with win over Crewe

Tranmere hosted Crewe Alexandra yesterday for a 7:45pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “We love the Friday nights and there’s always a special atmosphere at Prenton Park so we’re really looking forward to it. The players love it and the fans love it so it will be a good game to be involved in.

“We’re still pushing to improve the group because we know that there is still a lot of improvement to be made so we keep pushing them to get better and better. You’re never happy with where you’re at because you always want to push forward and get to a better place. 

“We’re very pleased at the moment but like I say, we need to keep pushing. We’re not sitting here and patting ourselves on the back thinking we’ve cracked anything yet, we’ve got to keep going. Even though we’re getting results and winning games, there’s always parts of the game you can get better at. We’re certainly moving in the right direction.

Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Crewe Alexandra

Tranmere Rovers 3 v 0 Crewe Alexandra
Simeu (22′)
Nevitt (56′, 90′)
Goals
Morris (22′)
Dacres-Cogley (56′)
Assists
HT 1-0

Tranmere notched up their fifth consecutive league win yesterday with a 3-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra at Prenton Park last night.

Two goals from Elliott Nevitt and a single from Southampton loanee defender Dynel Simeu were plenty enough to ensure that Rovers took the three points in front of an electric home crowd.

Whilst possession was equally shared, Crewe didn’t get a single shot on target for the entire game, as Tranmere managed seven shots on target, making three of them count.

The first attempt at goal came from Kane Hemmings in the sixth minute, but his shot from outside the box was too high.

Just after 20 minutes, Kieron Morris’ left footed shot from outside the box was saved by Crewe’s keeper, Arthur Okonkwo.

Just a minute later, Dynel Simeu’s close range shot found its way into the Crewe net, marking the defender’s first goal for the club.

Before half time, Tranmere had two more attempts at goal through Morris and Nevitt, but as the whistle blew, The score remained at 1-0.

Tranmere’s second goal came 10 minutes into the second half when sub Nevitt’s close range header neatly found the top left corner of the Crewe goal.

Nevitt struck again with another close range shot in the 90th minute and ensured Tranmere mark up another victory.

Tranmere visit Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday 18 October in the EFL Trophy and visit Harrogate Town on Saturday 22 October in their next game of the League Two season.

Match Highlights

Gallery

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

Fans’ Twitter Reaction



Post Match Interviews

Line-ups

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
22 Paul Lewis FW
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW

Substitutes
23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
19 Neill Byrne SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
8 Reece McAlear SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB
20 Elliott Nevitt SUB

Manager
Micky Mellon

Match Officials
Referee:
Simon Mather
Assistants: Conor Brown and Hristo Karaivanov
Fourth official: Lewis Smith

Crewe Alexandra – Formation 4-2-3-1
13 Arthur Okonkwo GK
2 Kelvin Mellor DF
3 Rio Adebisi DF
6 Luke Offord (C) DF
5 Rod McDonald DF
8 Conor Thomas MF
25 Joel Tabiner MF
20 Eli King MF
18 Thakgalo Leshabela MF
11 Daniel Agyei MF
9 Courtney Baker-Richardson FW

Substitutes
1 Dave Richards SUB
22 Billy Sass-Davies SUB
4 Michael Williams SUB
17 Lachlan Brook SUB
24 Charlie Finney SUB
14 Oliver Finney SUB
19 Bassala Sambou SUB

Manager
Alex Morris

Attendance: 8001

League Table

League 2 season attendance

DateOpponentHome
Attendance
Away
Attendance
20/07/2022Stevenage6111
06/08/2022Mansfield Town7128
13/08/2022Gillingham5414
16/08/2022Hartlepool Utd4072
20/08/2022Newport County4070
27/08/2022Colchester Utd5041
03/09/2022Leyton Orient6578
13/09/2022Bradford City5864
17/09/2022Salford City3175
24/09/2022Walsall5845
01/10/2022Barrow6123
08/10/2022Sutton Utd3007
14/10/2022Crewe Alexandra8001
2022/23 Total home attendance36544
2022/23 Total away attendance33875
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)70429
2022/23 Average home attendance6092
2022/23 Average away attendance4839
2022/23 Total average attendance5466

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