Tranmere out of FA Cup in first round

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
Gibson (30′)
Harris (66′)
GoalsByrne (82′)
Charters (66′)Assists
HT 1-0

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.

Match Highlights

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

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

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

Paul Simpson

Match Officials
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

Micky Mellon

Attendance: 4154

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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
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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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