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Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Aldershot Town

James Norwood scored a second-half brace as Tranmere strengthened their hold on second spot in the National League with a 2-0 victory over Aldershot at Prenton Park.

Norwood almost put the hosts ahead just four minutes in but his long-range effort went wide, before his glancing header from Adam Buxton's cross was kept out by Shots goalkeeper Lewis Ward.

Rovers defender Steve McNulty did well to keep out an Aldershot threat as the game approached the hour mark, but it was the home side that took the lead as Larnell Cole picked out Norwood, who made no mistake when one-on-one with Ward with 20 minutes remaining.

Norwood completed his brace 10 minutes later as he tapped home following an error in the Aldershot defence as he claimed his 19th goal of the season.

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Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2Buxton
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 9CookSubstituted forHarrisat 83'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 4Sutton
  • 7TollittSubstituted forColeat 43'minutes
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forManganat 90+3'minutes
  • 11JenningsBooked at 67mins
  • 15Norburn
  • 24Hughes

Substitutes

  • 8Harris
  • 19Mangan
  • 22Taylor
  • 29Cole
  • 34Traoré

Aldershot

  • 34Ward
  • 3Alexander
  • 5Evans
  • 17KellermanSubstituted forMcClureat 74'minutes
  • 12Kabamba
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 15McQuoid
  • 19McDonnell
  • 20Kinsella
  • 22Reynolds
  • 27TaylorSubstituted forFenelonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 7Fenelon
  • 10McClure
  • 16Gallagher
  • 21Fowler
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
5,444

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces James Norwood.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jay Harris replaces Andy Cook.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matt McClure replaces Jim Kellerman.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

  8. Booking

    Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Bobby-Joe Taylor.

  10. Second Half

    Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  11. Half Time

    First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Aldershot Town 0.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Larnell Cole replaces Ben Tollitt.

  13. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  14. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield442511863461786
2Tranmere4222101073423176
3Sutton United4321101263501373
4Boreham Wood4419151059431672
5Fylde4420111381552671
6Aldershot4319141061491271
7Wrexham441718949381169
8Dover4318131257401767
9Ebbsfleet421716957461167
10Bromley4217121367501763
11Dag & Red421711146254862
12Maidenhead United421413155762-555
13Gateshead4212181257461154
14Leyton Orient421412165453154
15Halifax441315164856-854
16Eastleigh431217146168-753
17Solihull Moors431311194554-950
18Maidstone United441214184963-1450
19Hartlepool431213184961-1249
20Woking44129235273-2145
21Barrow421014184860-1244
22Torquay431010234067-2740
23Chester44713243975-3634
24Guiseley41612233575-4030
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