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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Tranmere came from behind to earn a draw against Accrington at Prenton Park, a result that leaves both clubs hovering perilously above the League One relegation zone.

Captain Sean McConville opened the scoring for the visitors but Kieron Morris drew Rovers level before the end of an entertaining first half.

Playing on the front foot from the off, the visitors took the lead early on when Tranmere failed to deal with a corner, allowing McConville to sidefoot home from close range.

Things got worse for the hosts just past the half-hour mark when goalkeeper Scott Davies hobbled off, forcing 22-year-old Luke Pilling to make his first league appearance of the season.

Stanley continued to force the issue but they were pegged back eight minutes before the break, when Corey Blackett-Taylor burst down the left and crossed for Morris to volley home the equaliser.

The second half could not live up to the first but Jordan Clark came close for Stanley, hitting the bar with a deft chip. Eventually both sides had to settle for a point each.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesSubstituted forPillingat 32'minutes
  • 14Caprice
  • 4Nelson
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 35Danns
  • 17Perkins
  • 7MorrisSubstituted forWoodsat 86'minutes
  • 11Jennings
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 10FerrierSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 8Potter
  • 9Mullin
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 24Maddox
  • 25Pilling
  • 45Payne

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 18RodgersBooked at 35minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 50'minutes
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 12MaguireSubstituted forSherifat 74'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 16Barclay
  • 42Diallo
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forPritchardat 44'minutes
  • 19Bishop
  • 32Charles

Substitutes

  • 2Johnson
  • 6Sherif
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10Pritchard
  • 30Bursik
  • 34Alese
  • 36Opoku
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
5,751

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Morgan Ferrier.

Attempt blocked. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Joe Pritchard with a cross.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Attempt blocked. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lamine Sherif.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Corey Taylor.

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

Foul by Ben Barclay (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Joe Pritchard.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Calum Woods replaces Kieron Morris.

Foul by Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers).

Sadou Diallo (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Luke Pilling tries a through ball, but Morgan Ferrier is caught offside.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Lamine Sherif (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Lamine Sherif replaces Joseph Maguire.

Foul by Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley).

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Monthe.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Dimitar Evtimov (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieron Morris.

Foul by Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley).

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Danns with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Pritchard with a cross following a set piece situation.

Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sid Nelson (Tranmere Rovers).

Ben Barclay (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Ipswich18106228131536
3Peterborough1995542251732
4Blackpool198832922732
5Bristol Rovers189452724331
6Coventry1971022421331
7Oxford Utd1886437191830
8Rotherham1993730191130
9Fleetwood179263023729
10Portsmouth187742820828
11Sunderland187562420426
12Shrewsbury186751619-325
13Doncaster166642518724
14Gillingham196672221124
15Burton186662120124
16Rochdale2064102233-1122
17Lincoln City186392022-221
18Accrington194782529-419
19Wimbledon1945102330-717
20Tranmere184592233-1117
21MK Dons1942131630-1414
22Southend2013162057-376
23Bolton163581138-272
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