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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Tranmere Rovers

A goal in each half proved enough for Fleetwood as they eased to a 2-1 victory against Tranmere.

Josh Morris and Paddy Madden struck as the hosts secured their fourth win in five games in all competitions.

Morris' free-kick had Fleetwood in front after only 15 minutes.

He curled high into the top corner after Jordan Rossiter had been tripped on the edge of the Rovers box.

Kyle Dempsey thought he had made it two when he converted Danny Andrew's cross, but he was adjudged offside.

Rovers were unlucky when Manny Monthe's goal-bound looping header was bundled off the line by Fleetwood full-back Andrew.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy then nodded inches wide from substitute Corey Blackett-Taylor's precise cross.

After the restart, the hosts went close when another sub, Ched Evans, volleyed into the side-netting after latching on to Morris' lay-off.

Madden made it 2-0 with eight minutes left after Lewie Coyle's cross was not cleared, before Rovers sub Paul Mullin ensured a tense finish as he touched home Cameron Borthwick-Jackson's effort.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 31Crellin
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Souttar
  • 3Andrew
  • 15CouttsSubstituted forEvansat 57'minutes
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forSowerbyat 76'minutes
  • 8Dempsey
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forHunterat 57'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 11Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 9Evans
  • 10McAleny
  • 12Dunne
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 5RaySubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 37'minutes
  • 4Nelson
  • 6Monthe
  • 14Caprice
  • 8PotterSubstituted forPerkinsat 64'minutes
  • 11Jennings
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson
  • 18Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forMullinat 86'minutes
  • 10Ferrier
  • 7Morris

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 9Mullin
  • 17Perkins
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 24Maddox
  • 25Pilling
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
3,811

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans tries a through ball, but Ashley Hunter is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Mullin with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 1. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson following a corner.

Attempt missed. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Jordan Rossiter.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. David Perkins replaces Darren Potter.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Andrew with a headed pass.

Foul by Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town).

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

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Hand ball by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey with a headed pass.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Emmanuel Monthe tries a through ball, but Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Wes Burns.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans replaces Paul Coutts.

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paddy Madden with a headed pass.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Emmanuel Monthe tries a through ball, but Morgan Ferrier is caught offside.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by William Crellin.

goal

As It Stood

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2Ipswich16104227121534
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1793528151330
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Sunderland167542317626
11Portsmouth166642316724
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Gillingham185672121021
15Burton155551816220
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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