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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Brackley Town: Kaiyne Woolery sends hosts into round three

Substitute Kaiyne Woolery scored a beautiful goal to send League Two Tranmere Rovers into the FA Cup third round at the expense of Brackley Town.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Woolery came off the bench on the hour mark to curl in off the right-hand post from 18 yards.

The closest sixth-tier Brackley came was when Shepherd Murombedzi's left foot shot went wide from 12 yards.

The third-round draw is live on BBC One at 19:00 GMT on Monday.

The game was Brackley's fifth in this year's competition, and while they acquitted themselves well against a team 56 places higher in the football pyramid, they lacked the necessary quality in the final third to present any meaningful problems to Tranmere.

The win is Keith Hill's second since taking charge of the Merseyside club last weekend.

Tranmere Rovers boss Keith Hill speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a difficult fixture - it was a good goal. They made it very awkward with the two defensive midfielders they played with and our diamond.

"We had to try and stretch the game in the second half and get the ball into the wide areas. It's a good goal and I'm so glad that the substitutions worked.

"I'm pleased with the performance and the clean sheet and we're into the next round."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Davies
  • 18MacDonald
  • 26Clarke
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Spearing
  • 7Morris
  • 17KhanSubstituted forLewisat 60'minutes
  • 19FeeneySubstituted forWooleryat 60'minutes
  • 11Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 82'minutes
  • 9Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 10Ferrier
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Woolery
  • 22Lewis
  • 28Banks
  • 35Lloyd-McGoldrick

Brackley Town

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lewis
  • 2McNally
  • 6Dean
  • 5ColemanSubstituted forFlowersat 90+4'minutes
  • 3FranklinSubstituted forChambersat 77'minutes
  • 7Lowe
  • 4Byrne
  • 8Murombedzi
  • 11Armson
  • 9Ndlovu
  • 10MitfordSubstituted forYorkat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Myles
  • 14York
  • 15Flowers
  • 16Chambers
  • 17Hinds
  • 18Phillips
  • 19Worby
Referee:
Tom Nield

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBrackley Town
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Brackley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Brackley Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Brackley Town. Harry Flowers replaces Ethan Coleman.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Ethan Coleman (Brackley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Shane Byrne (Brackley Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Lloyd (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Vaughan with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Shane Byrne (Brackley Town).

  11. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Kaiyne Woolery tries a through ball, but Paul Lewis is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Dean (Brackley Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ethan Coleman.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Lewis.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Danny Lloyd replaces Corey Blackett-Taylor.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Brackley Town. Ashley Chambers replaces Connor Franklin.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    James Armson (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Brackley Town. Danny Lewis tries a through ball, but Lee Ndlovu is caught offside.

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