Tranmere win away against Harrogate

Tranmere visited Harrogate Town on Friday in their latest game of the League 2 season.

Match Report: Harrogate Town v Tranmere Rovers

Harrogate Town 0v2 Tranmere Rovers
GoalsJolley (54′)
Davies (70′)
AssistsJennings (54′)
Hendry (70′)
HT 0-0

Tranmere Rovers concluded 2023 with a consecutive away victory, triumphing 2-0 against Harrogate Town.

Following a goalless first half dominated by the hosts, Nigel Adkins’ team displayed prowess as Charlie Jolley initiated the scoring at 54 minutes.

Captain Tom Davies, scoring his second goal in three games, headed home from Regan Hendry’s corner to clinch maximum points.

This triumph elevates Rovers to 17th place, just three points out of the top half, while Harrogate descends to 14th.

Luke McGee’s notable saves kept the score level in the opening 45 minutes. McGee thwarted March’s close-range flick and Daly’s curling shot, showcasing his goalkeeping prowess.

Tranmere experienced a setback as Connor Wood limped off, replaced by Liverpool loanee James Norris before the first half concluded with the score tied.

Entering the second half, Tranmere aimed for victory. Kieron Morris narrowly missed with a powerful long-range shot that drifted wide.

Rovers seized the lead with a well-executed move, initiated by Rob Apter, who found Connor Jennings. Jolley capitalized on Jennings’ pass to score beneath the diving James Belshaw.

As Harrogate sought an equalizer, Tranmere weathered the storm, displaying resilience. Davies extended the lead by heading home from a precise Hendry corner, securing a two-goal advantage with twenty minutes remaining.

Tranmere capitalized on break opportunities, with Apter’s shot testing Belshaw, who parried it away from danger.

The game concluded with Matty Daly’s close-range miss as Tranmere secured three points and consecutive away victories.

Tranmere host Notts County on New Year’s Day for their next game of the 2023/24 League Two season.

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Line-ups

Harrogate Town – Formation 4-2-3-1
31 James Belshaw GK
20 Kayne Ramsay DF
23 Matthew Foulds DF
15 Anthony O’Connor DF
30 Liam Gibson DF
7 George Thomson (C) MF
18 Jack Muldoon MF
8 Dean Cornelius MF
10 Matty Daly MF
9 Abraham Odoh MF
24 Josh March FW

Substitutes
38 Lewis Thomas SUB
6 Warren Burrell SUB
17 Levi Sutton SUB
11 James Daly SUB
12 Sam Folarin SUB
37 Finn O’Boyle SUB

Manager
Simon Weaver

Match Officials
Referee:
Tom Reeves
Assistants: Conor Brown and Jack Forder
Fourth official: Daniel Woodward

Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-2
1 Luke McGee GK
2 Lee O’Connor DF
27 Connor Wood DF
5 Tom Davies (C) DF
6 Jordan Turnbull DF
4 Brad Walker MF
25 Robert Apter MF
8 Regan Hendry MF
7 Kieron Morris MF
19 Harvey Saunders FW
18 Connor Jennings FW

Substitutes
13 Joe Murphy SUB
26 James Norris SUB
21 Josef Yarney SUB
11 Josh Hawkes SUB
22 Paul Lewis SUB
23 Reece McAlear SUB
12 Charlie Jolley SUB

Manager
Nigel Adkins

Attendance: 3105

League 2 season attendance

2023/24 Total home attendance74844
2023/24 Total away attendance70745
2023/24 Total H&A attendance145589
2023/24 Average home attendance6237
2023/24 Average away attendance5442
2023/24 Average H&A attendance5839

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