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Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Stevenage

Tranmere ended a three-match losing streak by comfortably beating nine-man Stevenage 2-0 at Prenton Park.

Goals in either half from Kieron Morris and James Norwood earned Rovers a well-deserved three points following a dominant display.

Connor Jennings provided assists for both strikes, the first a clever clipped cross towards the back post that was deftly nodded into the bottom corner.

Visiting goalkeeper Paul Farman had a string of saves to make throughout the match, particularly after the break, as he denied Jennings, Jonny Smith and Norwood.

And the latter eventually got his goal, his 20th of the league season, by running on to a low pass, rounding the 'keeper and firing into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Stevenage finished the match with nine men, with defender Ben Nugent the first to receive his marching orders when awarded a second booking for chopping Jennings down.

And then in injury time, substitute Elijah Adebayo, who had only been on the pitch for 22 minutes, picked up a straight red for elbowing Mark Ellis.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 4NelsonSubstituted forEllisat 34'minutes
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 19MorrisSubstituted forSmithat 84'minutes
  • 12McCullough
  • 17Perkins
  • 27Pringle
  • 10Norwood
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forDagnallat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 16Ellis
  • 18Smith
  • 22Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 29Dagnall

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31NugentBooked at 75mins
  • 3Hunt
  • 24MakasiSubstituted forGibsonat 58'minutes
  • 8ByromBooked at 42minsSubstituted forIonttonat 45'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 12Chair
  • 28Guthrie
  • 9RevellSubstituted forAdebayoat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 16Iontton
  • 23Gibson
  • 25Henry
  • 27Byrne
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 35Dyson
  • 36Adebayo
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,283

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away2
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Stevenage 0.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Dismissal

Elijah Adebayo (Stevenage) is shown the red card.

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Stevenage).

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Luther Wildin.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Paul Farman.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Chris Dagnall replaces Connor Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Johnny Smith replaces Kieron Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Stevenage 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ben Nugent (Stevenage) for a bad foul.

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Stevenage).

David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Elijah Adebayo replaces Alex Revell.

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Johnny Hunt.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Jordan Gibson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jordan Gibson replaces Moses Makasi.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ilias Chair (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Moses Makasi (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Ben Nugent (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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