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Tranmere Rovers 5-0 Bolton Wanderers

Tranmere thrashed troubled Bolton 5-0 to claim their first League One win of the season at Prenton Park.

Morgan Ferrier scored twice while Ollie Banks, Connor Jennings and Stefan Payne also netted in a bruising contest played in a charged atmosphere.

Wanderers' young side held out well for most of the first half but their resistance was broken seven minutes before the break when Banks fired into the roof of the net from just inside the penalty area.

Rovers doubled their advantage two minutes later as Bolton failed to deal with a corner from Kieron Morris, allowing Ferrier to sweep home his first goal for the club.

Ferrier had been lucky to stay on the pitch after a late tackle on Harry Brockbank, but he notched his second moments into the second half with a superb individual goal to make it 3-0.

Tranmere smelt blood, hunting for more goals and they found them when Jennings converted a pull-back from Morris, before substitute Payne diverted a Paul Mullin shot into the net for a fifth.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 22WilsonSubstituted forNelsonat 84'minutes
  • 5RayBooked at 72mins
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 28Banks
  • 17Perkins
  • 7Morris
  • 23Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forPayneat 66'minutes
  • 11Jennings
  • 10FerrierBooked at 28minsSubstituted forMullinat 58'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 8Potter
  • 9Mullin
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 20Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 45Payne

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 21BrockbankBooked at 35mins
  • 4Lowe
  • 30ZoumaBooked at 67mins
  • 38WhiteSubstituted forBoonat 68'minutes
  • 36King-HarmesSubstituted forBrown-Sterlingat 75'minutes
  • 35Graham
  • 8Murphy
  • 14Weir
  • 33BrownSubstituted forRileyat 88'minutes
  • 27Darcy

Substitutes

  • 31Boon
  • 34Senior
  • 39Brown-Sterling
  • 41Richards
  • 42Osigwe
  • 43Alexander
  • 44Riley
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
8,568

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home25
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sid Nelson.

Attempt missed. Ronan Darcy (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by De'Marlio Brown-Sterling with a cross.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Yoan Zouma (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Regan Riley replaces Eddie Brown.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Ronan Darcy tries a through ball, but De'Marlio Brown-Sterling is caught offside.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers).

Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Sid Nelson replaces Kane Wilson.

Attempt missed. Harry Brockbank (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sonny Graham.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Eddie Brown (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Jordan Boon (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

Booking

Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by James Weir.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Boon.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 5, Bolton Wanderers 0. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. De'Marlio Brown-Sterling replaces Callum King-Harmes.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Ronan Darcy (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Harry Brockbank (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Ronan Darcy (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum King-Harmes.

Booking

George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Ray (Tranmere Rovers).

Ronan Darcy (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Yoan Zouma (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Boon (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jordan Boon replaces Joe White.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City33008089
2Blackpool33007259
3Wycombe32105237
4Coventry32103037
5Fleetwood32017526
6Rotherham32013306
7Doncaster31205415
8Ipswich31204315
9Sunderland31204315
10Rochdale31204315
11Oxford Utd31113304
12Shrewsbury31111104
13Tranmere31027523
14MK Dons21013303
15Portsmouth31023303
16Burton310223-13
17Gillingham201123-11
18Wimbledon301235-21
19Accrington201113-21
20Peterborough301236-31
21Bristol Rovers301204-41
22Southend300318-70
23Bolton301207-7-11
24Bury0000000-12
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