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Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Carlisle United

Jordan Pickford

Tranmere and Carlisle both remain in relegation trouble in League One after a goalless draw at Prenton Park.

Carlisle keeper Jordan Pickford made a number of vital saves for the visitors, denying both Ryan Lowe and Jake Cassidy who had chances to open the scoring.

On the day chairman Peter Johnson revealed the sale of the club had fallen through, Rovers wasted a number of openings throughout the game.

Gary Madine had the Cumbrians' best chances but his shot was easily saved.

Both sides now sit on 40 points, with the same goal difference, but Tranmere are out of the relegation places because they have scored more goals.

Tranmere caretaker manager John McMahon told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"It was our aim to start well and get them on the back foot, which we did.

"As always, the players have stuck at it. We had a great spell for 20 minutes where we penned them in, but when you have pressure like that, you have to score. Unfortunately we haven't.

"[Tranmere captain] James Wallace will be out for three or four weeks with a tear in his groin."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 29Pennington
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 17Power
  • 4Taylor
  • 5GoodisonBooked at 90mins
  • 15KirbySubstituted forAriyibiat 74'minutes
  • 18Jennings
  • 14CassidyBooked at 44mins
  • 9Lowe
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 20Brown
  • 25Ariyibi
  • 28Boland
  • 33Mooney

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 19Symington
  • 4Chantler
  • 30Meppen-WalterSubstituted forBrownat 66'minutes
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 21Berrett
  • 16Potts
  • 29GuySubstituted forByrneat 65'minutes
  • 10Madine
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forGomez Novoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 20Fleming
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Lynch
  • 27Brough
  • 28Brown
  • 32Dempsey
  • 33Gomez Novo
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
5,215

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home15
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Carlisle United 0.

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by David Symington.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers).

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Gboly Ariyibi (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nacho Novo replaces Daniel Redmond.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Jake Kirby.

Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Reece Brown replaces Courtney Meppen-Walter because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Lewis Guy.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves39268572254786
2Brentford38248662352780
3Leyton Orient402210872373576
4Rotherham392112673452875
5Preston402015556381875
6Peterborough38184165952758
7Swindon40169155853557
8Walsall401414124541456
9MK Dons40167175654255
10Sheff Utd38149154042-251
11Port Vale39156185265-1351
12Bradford391115135048248
13Coventry391610137069148
14Gillingham39146195163-1248
15Bristol City401016146263-146
16Crawley361113123844-646
17Oldham401111184355-1244
18Colchester391013164453-943
19Notts County40124245469-1540
20Tranmere391010194769-2240
21Carlisle391010193961-2240
22Crewe401010204775-2840
23Shrewsbury40814183650-1438
24Stevenage39108214060-2038
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