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Stevenage 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

League Two strugglers Stevenage were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Tranmere, but the result was enough to keep them out of the relegation zone.

Chances were few and far between in what was a disappointing spectacle at the Lamex Stadium, as the home side remained above second-from-bottom Grimsby on goal difference by extending their unbeaten league run to four games.

Following a scrappy opening, Stevenage had the first proper chance in the 27th minute when Luke Norris rose to meet Luther James-Wildin's cross, but Tranmere keeper Scott Davies held his header.

The closest either team came to scoring in the first half was when Morgan Ferrier's cross was misjudged by home goalkeeper Jamie Cumming and the ball bounced off his near post.

Rovers had a good opening in the 57th minute when James Vaughan turned well on Ferrier's pass, only to be denied by Cumming's leg.

Debutant Matty Stevens then almost helped find the elusive breakthrough for the hosts when his shot across goal just evaded the lunging Norris at the back post, as the scoreline remained blank.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cumming
  • 2Wildin
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3Coker
  • 7Carter
  • 40Lines
  • 19ReadSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
  • 10MarshSubstituted forAitchisonat 78'minutes
  • 17ListSubstituted forStevensat 45'minutes
  • 36NorrisSubstituted forNewtonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 11Newton
  • 13Johnson
  • 23Smith
  • 26Pett
  • 27Aitchison
  • 35Stevens

Tranmere

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Davies
  • 17Khan
  • 26Clarke
  • 6Monthe
  • 18MacDonald
  • 28BanksSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 69'minutes
  • 8SpearingBooked at 65mins
  • 22Lewis
  • 14WoolerySubstituted forFeeneyat 56'minutes
  • 9VaughanBooked at 90mins
  • 10FerrierSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Morris
  • 11Blackett-Taylor
  • 13Murphy
  • 19Feeney
  • 21Ray
  • 24Hayde
  • 35Lloyd-McGoldrick
Referee:
Lee Swabey

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Stevens (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Cuthbert following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Lines with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Aitchison (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Booking

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Jack Aitchison (Stevenage) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Aitchison (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Scott Davies.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Stevens (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Lines.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Matt Stevens (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Corey Blackett-Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Calum MacDonald.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Corey Blackett-Taylor replaces Morgan Ferrier.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Aitchison replaces Tyrone Marsh.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Smith replaces Arthur Read.

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