National League
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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Grimsby Town

Steven Jennings
Steven Jennings' Tranmere missed out on the play-offs despite winning five of their last seven games

Tranmere missed out on a place in the National League play-offs despite a final-day victory over Grimsby.

Rovers, relegated from the Football League last year, needed to win to have any chance of extending their season.

And although Steven Jennings slotted in from six yards to give them victory, Braintree's victory over Altrincham ended their hopes.

Grimsby's defeat means they finish fourth and will play Braintree in the play-offs.

The first leg will be played at Blundell Park on Thursday evening, with the return in Essex on the afternoon of Sunday, 8 May.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7VaughanSubstituted forHoganat 66'minutes
  • 15Riley
  • 4Jennings
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 17Mekki
  • 8HarrisBooked at 35mins
  • 20Hughes
  • 11MaynardSubstituted forKirbyat 75'minutes
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 5Hogan
  • 9Taylor-Fletcher
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mackreth
  • 23Kirby

Grimsby

  • 24Warrington
  • 2Tait
  • 3Robertson
  • 16Clay
  • 23East
  • 5Pearson
  • 34Jennings
  • 28Henderson
  • 20ArnoldSubstituted forMarshallat 54'minutes
  • 18PittmanSubstituted forVenneyat 62'minutes
  • 35HobanSubstituted forBogleat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bogle
  • 14Marshall
  • 15Clifton
  • 17Venney
  • 22Nsiala
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
6,637

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers).

Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Marcus Marshall tries a through ball, but Marcus Marshall is caught offside.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers).

Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Attempt blocked. Conor Henderson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Craig Clay (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Lois Maynard.

Foul by Josh Venney (Grimsby Town).

Liam Hogan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Omar Bogle replaces Pat Hoban.

Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

Josh Venney (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Venney (Grimsby Town).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Grimsby Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Hogan replaces Lee Vaughan.

Foul by Conor Henderson (Grimsby Town).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Josh Venney replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by Ryan Jennings (Grimsby Town).

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Danny East (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham4630115873057101
2Forest Green462611969422789
3Braintree4623121156381881
4Grimsby4622141082453780
5Dover4623111275532280
6Tranmere4622121261441778
7Eastleigh4621121364531175
8Wrexham462091771561569
9Gateshead461910175970-1167
10Macclesfield461991860481266
11Barrow461714156471-765
12Woking461710197168361
13Lincoln City461613176968161
14Bromley46179206772-560
15Aldershot46168225472-1856
16Southport461413195265-1355
17Chester461412206771-454
18Torquay461312215476-2251
19Boreham Wood461214204449-550
20Guiseley461116194770-2349
21Halifax461212225582-2748
22Altrincham461014224873-2544
23Kidderminster46913244971-2240
24Welling46811273573-3835
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