The FA Cup - Second Round
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Tranmere Rovers 5-1 Chichester City

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FA Cup: Tranmere Rovers 5-1 Chichester City highlights

Eighth-tier Chichester City bravely held off League One Tranmere Rovers for more than an hour before succumbing to a heavy defeat in the FA Cup second round.

Morgan Ferrier netted an 11-minute hat-trick after the break as Micky Mellon's side ran out comfortable winners in the end at Prenton Park.

Chichester, the lowest ranked side left in the competition, received a bye in the first round after drawing expelled Bury and had done well to keep Tranmere at bay, until four goals in 13 second-half minutes killed the tie.

Corey Blackett-Taylor began the scoring, pouncing from a couple of yards after Ferrier's header hit the crossbar.

Ferrier then burst through and finished coolly before he cleverly lobbed in his second from outside the area.

The striker completed his hat-trick shortly after, turning in Jake Caprice's cross, although he appeared to be in an offside position.

Blackett-Taylor completed the rout with a fine first-time finish into the corner, but Chichester did grab a consolation through Ryan Peake's last-minute header.

The final scoreline was cruel on the West Sussex side, although the 104 places between the two teams showed as Chichester ran out of energy.

Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I think on these occasions it's important that you give the credit to Chichester. Without a doubt I thought they were excellent in the first half.

"In terms of our performance, it's difficult. You just have to make sure you get through however you have to do that.

"The important thing here is that we're going to be in the third-round draw but credit to Chichester. Their players gave it a right good go."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 4Nelson
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Morris
  • 17Perkins
  • 8PotterSubstituted forDannsat 62'minutes
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 18Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forJenningsat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 10FerrierSubstituted forMullinat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 9Mullin
  • 11Jennings
  • 24Maddox
  • 25Pilling
  • 35Danns
  • 45Payne

Chichester City

  • 1Mowthorpe
  • 2Davidson
  • 5CodySubstituted forPeakeat 77'minutes
  • 6Heath
  • 3Hutchings
  • 10Rowlatt
  • 8HorncastleBooked at 57mins
  • 11HaithamSubstituted forAxellat 67'minutes
  • 23Iordache
  • 9JonesSubstituted forBiggsat 83'minutes
  • 7Clack

Substitutes

  • 4Peake
  • 13Ender
  • 14Dunn
  • 16Bennetts
  • 17Axell
  • 19Wild
  • 21Biggs
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,370

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamChichester City
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Chichester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Chichester City 1.

Dangerous play by Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers).

Rory Biggs (Chichester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 5, Chichester City 1. Ryan Peake (Chichester City) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Axell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chichester City. Conceded by Connor Jennings.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Offside, Chichester City. Matt Axell tries a through ball, but Josh Clack is caught offside.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matt Axell.

Attempt saved. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 5, Chichester City 0. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Chichester City. Rory Biggs replaces Scott Jones.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Paul Mullin is caught offside.

Booking

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Matt Axell (Chichester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jamie Horncastle (Chichester City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Rob Hutchings.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Morgan Ferrier.

Foul by Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Rob Hutchings (Chichester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chichester City. Ryan Peake replaces Connor Cody.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 4, Chichester City 0. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Caprice with a cross.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Horncastle.

Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Corey Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Chichester City 0. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emmanuel Monthe following a fast break.

Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gicu Iordache (Chichester City).

Attempt saved. Sid Nelson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Steven Mowthorpe.

Attempt saved. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieron Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Chichester City. Matt Axell replaces Kaleem Haitham.

Offside, Chichester City. Lloyd Rowlatt tries a through ball, but Josh Clack is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kaleem Haitham (Chichester City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Chichester City 0. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Neil Danns replaces Darren Potter.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Chichester City 0. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jake Caprice with a cross.

Booking

Jamie Horncastle (Chichester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Horncastle (Chichester City).

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