Tranmere visited Carlisle United this afternoon for a 3pm kick-off in the First Round of the FA Cup.
Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “The FA Cup is huge for us and it’s an opportunity financially for us to bring money into the club. So we will go for it and hopefully get the rewards that can come your way if you do well in it. We’ll go and attack and hopefully, that will come our way.”
“I think we’re going to know each other [Carlisle] a lot better than we would most other teams. We’re obviously disappointed with our performance against them last week so we’ll be looking to improve on that so we’re looking forward to it.
Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Carlisle United
|Carlisle United 2||v||1 Tranmere Rovers|
For the first time since 2011, when Tranmere lost to Cheltenham, they are out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.
Carlisle progressed through to the second round of the FA Cup after securing a 2-1 win at Brunton Park.
Tranmere came close to taking an early lead at eight minutes when a Kane Hemmings right footed shot from the centre of the box was saved in the centre of the goal by 6′ 9″ Carlisle keeper, Tomas Holy.
However, it was Carlisle that took the lead, when Jordan Gibson’s close-range shot found the top left corner of Doohan’s net.
Carlisle controlled the rest of the first half and they kept their advantage as the half time whistle blew.
Dynel Simeu thought he had drawn Rovers level a few minutes after the restart when he beat Holy to the ball in the air and headed home, but it was disallowed when he was judged to have handled the ball.
Tranmere’s next attempt at goal was a long time coming. At 64 minutes, Josh Hawkes tried a shot from the centre of the box, but his effort was blocked.
Two minutes later the action was at the other end, when substitute Jayden Harris increased the Cumbrian’s lead to two goals.
Tranmere bagged a consolation goal, when four minutes after coming on as a sub for Tom Davies, Neill Byrne”s close-range header found the back of the net.
Rovers visit Swindon Town on Saturday 12 November for their next game of the 2022/23 season.
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Post Match Interview
Carlisle United – Formation 5-3-2
1 Tomas Holy GK
20 Jack Ellis DF
3 Jack Armer DF
22 Jon Mellish DF
6 Paul Huntington DF
5 Morgan Feeney (C) DF
7 Jordan Gibson MF
8 Callum Guy MF
4 Owen Moxon MF
16 Tobi Sho-Silva FW
15 Taylor Charters FW
30 Michael Kelly SUB
25 Finley Back SUB
33 Duncan Idehen SUB
17 Corey Whelan SUB
27 Nicolas Bollado SUB
29 Jayden Harris SUB
12 Sonny Hilton SUB
Referee: Declan Bourne
Assistants: Chris Isherwood & Lewis Raper
Fourth official: Helen Conley
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 5-3-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
18 Kyle Jameson DF
5 Tom Davies DF
26 Dynel Simeu DF
7 Kieron Morris MF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
6 Chris Merrie MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
22 Paul Lewis FW
23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
19 Neill Byrne SUB
11 Josh Hawkes SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
8 Reece McAlear SUB
20 Elliott Nevitt SUB
32 Samuel Taylor SUB
League 2 season attendance
|2022/23 Total home attendance||55672|
|2022/23 Total away attendance||36191|
|2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)||91863|
|2022/23 Average home attendance||6186|
|2022/23 Average away attendance||4524|
|2022/23 Total average attendance||5355|
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