Tranmere share points in home draw to Sutton

Tranmere hosted Sutton today in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.

Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “We’ve had a good little spell ourselves – two results over the last three games, so we’ll look forward to a tough game at home against Sutton. We have played away a lot recently, so it’s always nice to be back at Prenton Park.”

Barring the suspension of Paul Lewis, Mellon said that there were no other major injuries which would exclude players from the fixture, excluding those who are ruled out due to longer-term injuries.

Match Report: Tranmere Rovers v Sutton United

Tranmere Rovers 2 v 2 Sutton United
Hawkes (39′)
Hemmings (58′)
GoalsSmith (11′, 61′)
Turnbull (39′)
Morris (58′)
AssistsBugiel (11′)
Eastmond (58′)
HT 1-1

Tranmere had to settle for a draw at Prenton Park this afternoon as Sutton made it four games on the run without defeat.

It took just over ten minutes for the visitors to take the lead, through a shot from the centre of the box by Alistair Smith into the bottom right corner of Doohan’s net.

Just after 20 minutes, Kieron Morris saw his right-footed shot from outside the box inch over the Sutton crossbar and Kane Hemmings saw his 37th-minute effort saved by Sutton keeper, Jack Rose, in the top centre of the goal.

Five minutes before half time, Tranmere drew level via a Josh Hawkes shot from a tricky angle that defeated Rose and found its mark in the bottom right corner.

Coming from 1-0 down, Tranmere took the lead just before the hour mark, when Morris set up Hemmings who made his effort count with a shot from outside the Sutton box into the bottom left corner of the visitor’s net.

An incredibly bad error by Doohan meant that Tranmere had to settle for a share of the point, when just three minutes later, Smith scored his second of the game (and his second of the season) with a shot into the same spot of the Tranmere net as his first goal.

Tranmere host Walsall for a 3pm kick off on Saturday 14 January in their next game of the 2022/23 League Two season.

Match Highlights


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

Fans’ Twitter Reaction

Post Match Interview


Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
5 Tom Davies DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
4 Lee O’Connor MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
6 Chris Merrie MF
11 Josh Hawkes MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
25 Joel Mumbongo FW

23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
18 Kyle Jameson SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
8 Reece McAlear SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB
27 Jake Burton SUB
20 Elliott Nevitt SUB

Micky Mellon

Match Officials
Marc Edwards
Assistants: Steven Rushton and Gary Hilton
Fourth official: Marvyn Amphlett

Sutton United – Formation 4-4-2
1 Jack Rose GK
22 Joe Kizzi DF
24 Robert Milsom DF
6 Louis John DF
5 Ben Goodliffe DF
15 Craig Eastmond (C) MF
7 Enzio Boldewijn MF
8 Alistair Smith 11‎’‎ MF
11 Will Randall MF
25 Donovan Wilson FW
9 Omar Bugiel FW

34 Lewis Ward SUB
3 Sam Hart SUB
10 Harry Beautyman SUB
16 David Ajiboye SUB
19 Tope Fadahunsi SUB
27 Kylian Kouassi SUB
20 Josh Neufville SUB

Matt Gray

Attendance: 5368

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
10/12/2022Grimsby Town5134
01/01/2023Crewe Alexandra5349
07/01/2023Sutton United5368
2022/23 Total home attendance74083
2022/23 Total away attendance65083
2022/23 Total attendance (Home & Away)139166
2022/23 Average home attendance6174
2022/23 Average away attendance5006
2022/23 Total average attendance5590

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