Tranmere take hard-earned point at Hartlepool

Tranmere visited Hartlepool this evening for a 7:45pm kick-off in their fourth game of the 2022/23 League Two season.

Ahead of the game, Rovers will have felt emboldened following their performance against Gillingham, with goals from Elliot Nevitt, Ethan Bristow and Josh Dacres-Cogley sealing a 3-0 victory.

Match Report: Hartlepool v Tranmere Rovers

Hartlepool United 0 v 0 Tranmere Rovers
HT 0-0

Tranmere Rovers had to settle for a goalless draw away at Hartlepool this evening.

Tranmere were favourites based on this season’s form with Hartlepool having notched up four winless matches.

Kick off followed a minute’s silence for former Hartlepool player Lenny Johnrose, who died earlier this week aged 52 following a battle with motor neurone disease.

At 15 minutes, Hartlepool dropped a clanger and nearly gifted Tranmere the lead. A simple, short back pass was intercepted by Hemmings, but to the relief of the home fans, keeper Killip saved the day.

Ner the half-hour mark, the roles were reversed and it was Hartlepool’s chance on goal. Ryan Hastie saw only keeper Doohan between him and the goal, but Doohan’s chest denied his effort.

Hartlepool came out refreshed for the second half and certainly had more of a spring in their step. Wesley McDonald created a space in Tranmere’s box, but his shot was high and wide.

Another sloppy Hartlepool back pass should have resulted in Rovers taking the lead. However, Elliott Nevitt paused just a little too long and he sliced his shot wide.

Tranmere had to settle for one point, giving them four points in the last two games. But, we’re only saying that because it sounds better than four points in four games.

Rovers now sit firmly in the middle of the table in 13th position, six points behind League leaders Salford.

Rovers visit Newport County for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday August in their next 2022/23 League 2 fixture. They then host Newcastle United at Prenton Park in the second round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday 24 August for a 7:45pm kick off.


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

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Hartlepool United – Formation 3-4-2-1
1 Ben Killip GK
5 Euan Murray DF
24 Alex Lacey DF
23 Rollin Menayese DF
2 Jamie Sterry MF
3 David Ferguson MF
8 Nicky Featherstone (C) MF
10 Callum Cooke MF
9 Josh Umerah FW
7 Jake Hastie FW
11 Wesley McDonald FW

21 Kyle Letheren SUB
14 Brody Paterson SUB
26 Reghan Tumilty SUB
4 Mouhamed Niang SUB
20 Mohamad Sylla SUB
17 Ellis Taylor SUB
19 Jack Hamilton SUB

Paul Hartley

Match Officials
Thomas Kirk
Assistants: Helen Edwards and Kevin Mulraine
Fourth official: Graeme Fyvie

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 5-3-2
1 Ross Doohan GK
2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF
3 Ethan Bristow DF
18 Kyle Jameson DF
14 Jordan Turnbull DF
19 Neill Byrne DF
8 Reece McAlear MF
22 Paul Lewis MF
6 Chris Merrie MF
10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW
20 Elliott Nevitt FW

23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB
15 Ben Hockenhull SUB
29 Max Fisher SUB
11 Josh Hawkes SUB
17 Rhys Hughes SUB
16 Jon Nolan SUB
25 Joel Mumbongo SUB

Micky Mellon

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