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Tranmere visited Walsall today for a 3pm kick-off in their latest fixture in the 2022/23 League Two season.
Ahead of the game, Micky Mellon said, “It’s always important to get results, we always say that. We need to try and keep the consistency in the way that we’re performing to try and give us the best chance of getting results. We’re still working with a very young squad and we know what they’re capable of because we’ve all seen that now.
“We know what the formula is now and we know that the players are capable of that and we just need to keep executing that in order to keep winning games. I believe, that for this group, is was all about mentality and doing their jobs on the pitch, not losing their focus. We all know that they can play, they wouldn’t be here if they couldn’t play football. They all know what it takes now to get those results.”
Match Report: Walsall v Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere earned their second away win of the season today at Walsall with a last-minute strike from Elliott Nevitt.
Nevitt, who was subbed on at the hour mark, scored the winner with practically the last touch of the game securing Tranmere three badly needed points.
Nevitt headed home a rebound from a strike by Kieron Morris that was parried by Walsall keeper Owen Evans.
There were only five attempts at goal during the first half, and not one of them was towards the Walsall goal. After the break, Tranmere had a bit more determination and urgency. At 50 minutes, Josh Dacres-Cogley was set up by Chris Merrie, but his shot from the right side of the box was saved.
Just under 10 minutes later, Merrie had his own chance, but his shot from outside the box was saved.
Walsall keeper Owen Evans was now earning his keep and was tested in the 77th minute by a Kane Hemmings shot from outside the box.
Walsall’s best chance came in the 71st minute as Taylor Allen flicked on Tom Knowles’ near-post corner but Rovers keeper Ross Doohan clawed it away.
Tranmere were creating better chances during the second half and Jordan Turnbull saw his headed effort saved in the top centre of the goal.
Deep into added time, Kieren Morris’ strike at goal was blocked by the Walsall keeper, but Nevitt was on hand to nod in the rebound, securing Tranmere a deserved three points.
Walsall’s winless run now extends to 11 games in all competitions, while Tranmere notched up a fifth clean sheet in their past eight League Two matches.
Tranmere host Barrow on Saturday 1 October for a 3pm kick off in their next game of the League Two season.
Fans’ Twitter Reaction
Up the away winning whites! #swa #TRFC— Jamie (@weeds1990) September 24, 2022
Up the away winning whites! #swa #TRFC
IN-NEVITT-ABLE— LUX ET ROBUR (@luxetrobur) September 24, 2022
Not a classic. Much better second half. We are a totally different team when Morris plays. We certainly looked like the side trying to win it, although if Maddox scores it's a different result. You can't beat a 96th minute winner. #SWA #TRFC— Steve Sanford (@Steve_Sanford) September 24, 2022
Not a classic. Much better second half. We are a totally different team when Morris plays. We certainly looked like the side trying to win it, although if Maddox scores it's a different result. You can't beat a 96th minute winner. #SWA #TRFC
Tranmere are magic 😮💨— Callum Dyer (@CallumDyer8) September 24, 2022
Tranmere are magic 😮💨
i got the notification that we scored and dropped a customers pint all over myself but it was worth it i love you @ElliottNevitt #TRFC— ryley (@MiIesuu) September 24, 2022
i got the notification that we scored and dropped a customers pint all over myself but it was worth it i love you @ElliottNevitt #TRFC
Back-to-back away wins for Tranmere for the first time in nearly a year. Feels massive #TRFC— Matt Jones (@mattjones_sport) September 24, 2022
Back-to-back away wins for Tranmere for the first time in nearly a year. Feels massive #TRFC
Post Match Interviews
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Walsall – Formation 4-3-1-21 Owen Evans GK30 Liam Bennett DF21 Taylor Allen DF5 Donervon Daniels (C) DF26 Peter Clarke DF8 Liam Kinsella MF17 Jack Earing MF10 Tom Knowles MF16 Jacob Maddox MF11 Andy Williams FW39 Danny Johnson FW
Substitutes3 Liam Gordon SUB6 Emmanuel Monthe SUB2 Hayden White SUB14 Brandon Comley SUB23 Isaac Hutchinson SUB20 Danny Cashman SUB15 Douglas James-Taylor SUB
Match OfficialsReferee: Ben TonerAssistants: Lee Freeman and Grant TaylorFourth official: Lewis Raper
Tranmere Rovers – Formation 4-4-21 Ross Doohan GK2 Josh Dacres-Cogley DF3 Ethan Bristow DF26 Dynel Simeu DF14 Jordan Turnbull DF8 Reece McAlear MF17 Rhys Hughes MF6 Chris Merrie MF11 Josh Hawkes MF10 Kane Hemmings (C) FW22 Paul Lewis FW
Substitutes23 Mateusz Hewelt SUB19 Neill Byrne SUB18 Kyle Jameson SUB30 Arthur Lomax SUB7 Kieron Morris SUB27 Jake Burton SUB20 Elliott Nevitt SUB
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