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Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Early goals in both halves were enough to give Tranmere victory over Bolton.

Just four minutes in Danny Lloyd found the net from 20 yards after Ryan Delaney failed to clear Liam Feeney's cross.

The visitors grew into the half with Eoin Doyle firing narrowly over with their best chance of the opening 45 minutes.

Lloyd then wasted an opportunity for a second, but another goal did come just eight minutes into the second period.

Delaney upended Feeney as he got a shot off in the box and James Vaughan slotted home his 12th of the season from the spot.

Twenty five minutes from time Bolton were back in it as Antoni Sarcevic turned Doyle's near-post cross past keeper Scott Davies.

Substitute Arthur Gnahoua then drew a save from Davies before firing wide, with Ian Evatt's side looking likely to grab a leveller.

Bolton kept pushing but Davies stood firm, producing a superb late one-handed save to deny Alex Baptiste.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Davies
  • 17Khan
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 57mins
  • 6MontheBooked at 40mins
  • 18MacDonald
  • 22Lewis
  • 8Spearing
  • 19Feeney
  • 35Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forMorrisat 80'minutes
  • 9Vaughan
  • 14WoolerySubstituted forKirbyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Morris
  • 10Ferrier
  • 11Blackett-Taylor
  • 13Murphy
  • 16Kirby
  • 21Ray
  • 23Payne

Bolton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6DelaneyBooked at 75mins
  • 32Jackson
  • 10Sarcevic
  • 18Tutte
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forBaptisteat 77'minutes
  • 23IsgroveSubstituted forDelfounesoat 62'minutes
  • 9Doyle
  • 31ElbouzediSubstituted forGnahouaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Crellin
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 8Comley
  • 21Brockbank
  • 24Gnahoua
  • 25Thomason
  • 27Baptiste
Referee:
Neil Hair

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Jackson.

  5. Post update

    Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Calum MacDonald (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Nya Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Santos.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricardo Santos (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Jackson following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Tranmere Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nya Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ben Jackson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kieron Morris replaces Danny Lloyd.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

  19. Post update

    Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Paul Lewis (Tranmere Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge25126738231542
2Forest Green2411853122941
3Newport2311753425940
4Carlisle21123632201239
5Salford24108631191238
6Morecambe2311573133-238
7Cheltenham2310763223937
8Exeter2299444281636
9Leyton Orient24113103427736
10Tranmere2310582828035
11Walsall2581163233-135
12Crawley229763428634
13Mansfield2471163230232
14Oldham2494113943-431
15Colchester237972833-530
16Port Vale2585123437-329
17Bolton2477102837-928
18Harrogate2376102428-427
19Scunthorpe2482142534-926
20Bradford226792025-525
21Barrow2358103032-223
22Stevenage224991725-821
23Grimsby2556141943-2421
24Southend2455141536-2120
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