Tranmere 2-0 Crawley Town

Zoumana Bakayogo - Tranmere v Crawley

Tranmere stayed top of League One with first-half goals from David Amoo and Zoumana Bakayogo sealing a comfortable victory over Crawley.

Amoo opened the scoring just before the half-hour with a close-range header.

Bakayogo doubled Tranmere's lead with his looping cross hitting the post and rebounding in off keeper Paul Jones.

Crawley pushed to pull a goal back and Josh Simpson went close but his effort was turned behind by Rovers keeper Owain Fon Williams.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

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Crawley need to improve - Barker

"We want to keep competing at this level, so we need to improve.

"Both goals were avoidable, we are not going to disrespect Tranmere, but when you've come and matched a team at the top of the league, it feels we're not a million miles away.

"We can't keep mentioning possession if we're not going to win matches.

"We need to ask a few more questions of the opposition back four at times."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Bakayogo
  • 23 Daniels Booked
  • 06 Palmer
  • 10 Robinson (Akpa Akpro - 67' )
  • 17 Power
  • 11 McGurk (Harrison - 76' )
  • 18 Amoo
  • 20 O'Halloran

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 03 Black
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Harrison
  • 16 Stockton
  • 22 Bell-Baggie
  • 26 Akpa Akpro

Crawley Town

  • 01 P Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Connolly
  • 12 Walsh
  • 13 Hunt Booked
  • 07 Clarke
  • 11 Simpson
  • 15 Bulman Booked (Sparrow - 67' )
  • 16 Adams (Elford-Alliyu - 67' )
  • 21 M Jones (Smith - 76' )
  • 09 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 25 Kuipers
  • 08 Torres
  • 10 Sparrow
  • 18 Cooper
  • 17 Akinde
  • 20 Elford-Alliyu
  • 23 Smith
Ref: Mason
Att: 5,011

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

3 7

Corners

3 8

Fouls

15 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:37

Foul by Danny Harrison on Matthew Sparrow, free kick awarded. Billy Clarke produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

90:00 +2:09

Unfair challenge on Mark Connolly by Liam Palmer results in a free kick. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:39

David Hunt sends in a cross, clearance by Ash Taylor.

90:00 +0:30

The ball is delivered by Jonte Smith.

89:23

Outswinging corner taken by David Hunt, Donervorn Daniels manages to make a clearance.

88:09

Max Power produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

87:49

Short corner taken by Liam Palmer.

87:42

Zoumana Bakayogo sends in a cross, Joe Walsh manages to make a clearance.

84:14

David Amoo produces a cross, clearance by Joe Walsh.

83:44

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

82:48

Liam Palmer challenges Billy Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

81:50

Lateef Elford-Alliyu sends in a cross, clearance by Donervorn Daniels.

81:30

Mat Sadler takes the inswinging corner, Liam Palmer makes a clearance.

81:12

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

80:44

Centre by Gary Alexander, Ash Taylor gets a block in.

79:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Mark Connolly takes the indirect free kick.

79:39

Jonte Smith crosses the ball, clearance made by Donervorn Daniels.

76:51

Unfair challenge on Danny Holmes by Lateef Elford-Alliyu results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

75:36 Substitution

Substitution Mike Jones leaves the field to be replaced by Jonte Smith.

75:10 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harrison on for Adam McGurk.

74:58

David Amoo produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

73:59

Adam McGurk produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

72:40

The ball is delivered by David Hunt, Headed effort from inside the box by Gary Alexander misses to the right of the target.

72:40 Booking

Booking Caution for Donervorn Daniels.

71:24

Donervorn Daniels challenges Mike Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:12

The ball is swung over by Adam McGurk, clearance made by Mark Connolly.

69:12

Unfair challenge on Mark Connolly by Liam Palmer results in a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

66:15 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Lateef Elford-Alliyu coming on for Nicky Adams.

66:15 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Matthew Sparrow coming on for Dannie Bulman.

66:15 Substitution

Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro replaces Andy Robinson.

66:15 Booking

Booking Dannie Bulman receives a caution.

66:08

Dannie Bulman handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ash Taylor takes the free kick.

65:34

Corner taken left-footed by Mat Sadler, Zoumana Bakayogo manages to make a clearance.

65:19

Corner taken by Nicky Adams.

65:00

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

64:35

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mat Sadler, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

64:09

A cross is delivered by David Hunt, Billy Clarke takes a shot. Danny Holmes gets a block in.

64:00

Mat Sadler delivers the ball, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.

60:56

Long range shot from Josh Simpson misses to the left of the goal.

59:38

David Amoo challenges Dannie Bulman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

58:02

Dannie Bulman produces a cross, save by Owain Fon Williams.

54:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Amoo. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

53:06

Shot from just outside the box by Dannie Bulman goes over the bar.

52:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ash Taylor on Gary Alexander. Nicky Adams crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Owain Fon Williams.

51:08

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mat Sadler, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

49:32

Corner taken by Andy Robinson played to the near post, clearance by Mark Connolly.

48:01

Liam Palmer concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Clarke. Shot comes in from Nicky Adams from the free kick.

46:30

Ash Taylor takes a shot.

46:01

Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Robinson, clearance made by Mat Sadler.

46:01 Booking

Booking David Hunt is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:46

Foul by David Hunt on Andy Robinson, free kick awarded.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam McGurk on Mat Sadler. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

42:24

Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Donervorn Daniels results in a free kick. Mat Sadler crosses the ball in from the free kick, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

42:08

Zoumana Bakayogo takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

41:02

The ball is crossed by Mike Jones.

39:44

Donervorn Daniels handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed by Nicky Adams, Andy Robinson manages to make a clearance.

38:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Zoumana Bakayogo - Tranmere 2 - 0 Crawley Zoumana Bakayogo grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 2-0 Crawley Town.

38:36

The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo,

37:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael O'Halloran. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

36:28

Effort on goal by Gary Alexander from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

36:09

Short corner worked by Billy Clarke.

35:47

Effort from inside the six-yard area by Billy Clarke hits the post. Danny Holmes gets a block in.

35:26

Mike Jones takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

33:40

Andy Robinson crosses the ball, save by Paul Jones.

32:28

Mat Sadler crosses the ball, Liam Palmer makes a clearance.

32:09

Donervorn Daniels gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Dannie Bulman.

29:38 Goal scored

Goal! - David Amoo - Tranmere 1 - 0 Crawley David Amoo grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Tranmere 1-0 Crawley Town.

29:32

Max Power sends in a cross,

28:50

Billy Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Power. Max Power restarts play with the free kick.

27:46

Ash Taylor takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

27:34

The ball is swung over by Max Power, clearance by Mark Connolly.

26:33

Gary Alexander is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

25:57

Liam Palmer challenges Billy Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dannie Bulman.

25:48

The ball is sent over by Adam McGurk, clearance made by Mark Connolly.

24:59

Dannie Bulman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk. Adam McGurk takes the direct free kick.

24:08

The ball is delivered by Dannie Bulman, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.

23:25

Adam McGurk produces a cross.

22:59

Short corner worked by Adam McGurk.

20:16

Max Power has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

20:01

Mike Jones delivers the ball, clearance made by Donervorn Daniels.

18:08

Unfair challenge on Mat Sadler by Adam McGurk results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nicky Adams, Adam McGurk manages to make a clearance.

17:56

Centre by Nicky Adams, clearance by Ash Taylor.

17:13

Effort on goal by David Amoo from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

15:38

Mark Connolly produces a cross, Effort on goal by Nicky Adams from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

15:00

Short corner worked by Mat Sadler.

14:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Simpson by Andy Robinson. Direct free kick taken by David Hunt.

14:32

Centre by Billy Clarke, clearance made by Donervorn Daniels.

13:12

Mat Sadler fouled by Danny Holmes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Walsh.

12:11

Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

11:51

The ball is sent over by Adam McGurk, Liam Palmer takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

11:38

The ball is swung over by Andy Robinson, clearance by Mark Connolly.

11:01

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

9:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Nicky Adams. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

8:30

Shot by Gary Alexander from outside the box goes over the net.

7:49

The referee blows for offside against Michael O'Halloran. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

6:15

Centre by Danny Holmes.

3:54

Joe Walsh takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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