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Tranmere Rovers 3-0 Ebbsfleet United

James Norwood was the two-goal hero for Tranmere as they breezed past Ebbsfleet at Prenton Park.

After a quiet start, Andy Cook lit the blue touch paper for the hosts in the 16th minute with a fierce shot from outside the box that flew past goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore.

Rovers were in full control in the first half and Ashmore had to save from Norwood before a goal-bound rebound effort from Ollie Norburn was cleared off the line.

Norwood, however, did double Tranmere's lead with another of his left-footed curlers from a long ball up field 10 minutes before the break.

The striker added his second and the hosts' third with a well-taken one-on-one opportunity to wrap up the points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 22Taylor
  • 31Clarke
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 15NorburnSubstituted forHughesat 73'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 4Sutton
  • 8Harris
  • 18GinnellySubstituted forTollittat 73'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 11Jennings
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 19minsSubstituted forManganat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tollitt
  • 19Mangan
  • 24Hughes
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Gumbs

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 5Winfield
  • 24Magri
  • 4RanceBooked at 55mins
  • 26Bush
  • 25CoulsonSubstituted forBubbat 60'minutes
  • 2McCoy
  • 11WestonBooked at 13mins
  • 16Payne
  • 27Wilson
  • 9Kedwell

Substitutes

  • 3Connors
  • 7Powell
  • 8Drury
  • 21Jordan
  • 23Bubb
Referee:
Daniel Middleton
Attendance:
5,138

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jeff Hughes replaces Oliver Norburn.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ben Tollitt replaces Josh Ginnelly.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Ebbsfleet United 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Bradley Bubb replaces Luke Coulson.

Booking

Dean Rance (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 2, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Ebbsfleet United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Ebbsfleet United 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Ebbsfleet United 0. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Myles Weston (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wrexham321511637241356
2Macclesfield3116873933656
3Aldershot311510649321755
4Tranmere32159851302154
5Sutton United3015784435952
6Dover311312643261751
7Bromley31148953371650
8Boreham Wood311311745321350
9Fylde321310956411549
10Dag & Red31129104840845
11Eastleigh32101485150144
12Ebbsfleet32101394139243
13Maidenhead United311011104243-141
14Gateshead3091383831740
15Woking31116144048-839
16Maidstone United31911113848-1038
17Leyton Orient3198143946-735
18Hartlepool31810133545-1034
19Halifax31810133243-1134
20Barrow30710133743-631
21Solihull Moors3186173246-1430
22Chester31512142751-2427
23Torquay3259182853-2524
24Guiseley30410162756-2922
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