Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 0.
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.
Report supplied by Press Association
- 9CookSubstituted forHarrisat 83'minutes
- 7TollittSubstituted forColeat 43'minutes
- 10NorwoodSubstituted forManganat 90+3'minutes
- 11JenningsBooked at 67mins
- 17KellermanSubstituted forMcClureat 74'minutes
- 27TaylorSubstituted forFenelonat 61'minutes
- Alan Young
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 0.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces James Norwood.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jay Harris replaces Andy Cook.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matt McClure replaces Jim Kellerman.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Aldershot Town 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).
Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Bobby-Joe Taylor.
Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Aldershot Town 0.
First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Aldershot Town 0.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Larnell Cole replaces Ben Tollitt.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.