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  • Date:08 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Prenton Park
  • Attendance:4,110
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:28 +3.28

The referee books Eliot Richards for unsporting behaviour.

91:25 +1.25

Jeff Hughes decides to take the corner short.

91:07 +1.07

The ball is sent over by Mark McChrystal, clearance made by James Tunnicliffe.

90:30 +0.30

Will Hoskins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tony Warner restarts play with the free kick.

88:49

Will Hoskins takes a shot. Save by Tony Warner.

86:55

Gavin Williams goes off and Eliot Richards comes on.

85:01

The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.

81:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Will Hoskins. Direct free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

80:36

Headed effort from inside the area by Cian Bolger misses to the left of the target.

80:03

Harry Pell fouled by Andy Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lines.

79:24

Lucas Akins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zoumana Bakayogo.

79:03

Harry Pell takes a shot. Save by Tony Warner.

78:23

Adam McGurk challenges Cian Bolger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

77:54

John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.

76:48

Unfair challenge on Lateef Elford-Alliyu by Chris Lines results in a free kick. Robbie Weir restarts play with the free kick.

76:13

Gavin Williams takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

73:04

The ball is sent over by Gary Sawyer, Lateef Elford-Alliyu makes a clearance.

71:22

Effort from inside the area by Zoumana Bakayogo misses to the right of the goal.

70:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Will Hoskins by Mark McChrystal. Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

70:14

The ball is delivered by Ian Goodison.

68:56

Harry Pell takes a shot. Tony Warner makes a save.

66:28

Harry Pell on for Charles Reece.

63:36

Lateef Elford-Alliyu comes on in place of Joss Labadie.

61:22

The referee shows Stuart Campbell a yellow card.

60:11

Corner taken short by Aaron Cresswell, clearance by Danny Senda.

59:44

Gary Sawyer booked.

58:04

Stuart Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Joss Labadie. Free kick taken by Robbie Weir.

56:48

John Welsh challenges Stuart Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.

55:40

The ball is sent over by Gavin Williams, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jeff Hughes misses to the left of the goal.

54:44

Unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Mark McChrystal results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charles Reece.

53:43

The official flags Will Hoskins offside. Free kick taken by Tony Warner.

51:03

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

50:06

Aaron Cresswell decides to take the corner short, clearance made by Danny Senda.

48:06

Centre by Andy Robinson, clearance by Stuart Campbell.

47:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by James Tunnicliffe. Joss Labadie takes the direct free kick.

47:14

Gary Sawyer crosses the ball, Will Hoskins produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:00

Chris Lines crosses the ball, Robbie Weir manages to make a clearance.

45:34 +0.34

Gavin Williams challenges Zoumana Bakayogo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the indirect free kick.

44:57

Shot from just outside the area by Joss Labadie goes over the bar.

42:25

Aaron Cresswell decides to take the corner short, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.

41:45

The ball is swung over by Andy Robinson, Danny Senda manages to make a clearance.

40:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Enoch Showunmi. Indirect free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

39:13

A cross is delivered by Andy Robinson, save by Conrad Logan.

38:39

The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, save made by Conrad Logan.

37:57

The ball is crossed by Aaron Cresswell. The referee penalises Adam McGurk for handball. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

36:40

Ash Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Adam McGurk.

36:02

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Aaron Cresswell, clearance made by Cian Bolger.

34:58

The ball is swung over by Gary Sawyer, Mark McChrystal makes a clearance.

34:25

Will Hoskins produces a cross, Gavin Williams takes a shot. Mark McChrystal gets a block in.

33:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor by James Tunnicliffe. John Welsh takes the free kick.

32:12

Charles Reece takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

30:56

Aaron Cresswell takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

28:47

Zoumana Bakayogo concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Williams. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Williams.

27:48

The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell, Effort on goal by Joss Labadie from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

25:56

Will Hoskins takes a shot. Save made by Tony Warner.

24:52

Zoumana Bakayogo crosses the ball, Shot on goal by Enoch Showunmi from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

23:00

The referee blows for offside against Jeff Hughes. Tony Warner takes the free kick.

22:11

John Welsh takes a shot. Blocked by Cian Bolger. Corner taken left-footed by Aaron Cresswell from the left by-line, Gavin Williams makes a clearance.

21:45

Centre by Danny Senda, clearance by Ian Goodison.

21:16

Shot by Will Hoskins from inside the penalty box hits the post.

18:05

Chris Lines fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Bristol Rovers.

16:15

Joss Labadie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams. Stuart Campbell takes the free kick.

14:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tunnicliffe on Andy Robinson. Aaron Cresswell produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

12:54

The ball is swung over by Ash Taylor, clearance made by Gary Sawyer.

12:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Robbie Weir. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gavin Williams from left wing, save by Tony Warner.

10:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joss Labadie by Stuart Campbell. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

9:44

The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, save made by Conrad Logan.

6:29

John Welsh produces a cross, save made by Conrad Logan.

6:17

The ball is swung over by Robbie Weir, clearance made by Cian Bolger.

5:23

Effort from outside the penalty box by Andy Robinson goes wide left of the target.

3:46

Foul by Jeff Hughes on John Welsh, free kick awarded. Robbie Weir takes the free kick.

2:51

Centre by Chris Lines, Andy Robinson makes a clearance.

0:52

Gavin Williams produces a cross.

Match Preview

Parry waiting on duo Tranmere boss Les Parry will check on the fitness of goalkeeper Tony Warner and winger Andy Robinson ahead of the home clash with Bristol Rovers. Both players picked up knocks during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Charlton and will be assessed closer to kick-off. Warner sustained a thigh strain and Robinson picked up a groin injury, leaving Parry facing a nervous wait over their availability. Ash Taylor also picked up a knock at The Valley but it is unlikely to rule the midfielder out the clash with Dave Penney's men. However, highly-rated rookie striker Dale Jennings will miss out again with a groin injury. Parry said: "He's the type of player who needs to feel he's right so we're going to rest him for a few days before we push him on again." Bristol Rovers boss Dave Penney will be without defender Jerel Ifil. The centre-back, who recently arrived at the club on a non-contract basis, was dismissed in Saturday's 2-0 defeat to fellow-strugglers Dagenham for a professional foul and will now serve a one-match ban. Cian Bolger or James Tunnicliffe could replace the 28-year-old in the starting line-up. Fellow defender Danny Coles is almost certain to miss out after being stretchered off during the second half of the weekend's defeat with an ankle injury, although the severity of the problem is still unknown. Captain Stuart Campbell made his return from a hamstring problem against the Daggers and is expected to continue in midfield, while left-back Gary Sawyer could continue following his return from a thigh problem.

Formation:433Manager: Les Parry

Tranmere

Formation: 451Manager:

Bristol Rovers

  • Tony Warner
  • Robbie Weir
  • Ian Goodison
  • Mark McChrystal
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Joss Labadie
  • Ash Taylor
  • John Welsh
  • Andy Robinson
  • Enoch Showunmi
  • Zoumana Bakayogo
  • SUBS
  • Joe Collister
  • Nick Wood
  • Michael Kay
  • Maxime Blanchard
  • Adam McGurk
  • Lucas Akins
  • Lateef Elford-Alliyu

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Match Report

Pirates respond to sacking with win Bristol Rovers responded to the sacking of manager Dave Penney on Monday by picking up only their third win in 22 attempts in a 1-0 at Tranmere. The vital goal came in the 19th minute with Chris Lines blasting home from the edge of the box after a poor clearance. The Pirates almost doubled the lead three minutes later but Will Hoskins's shot struck a post. Rovers goalkeeper Tony Warner then denied Hoskins in the 27th minute before John Welsh saw a good effort deflected over as Tranmere tried to get back on terms. At the other end a Charlie Reece shot rebounded away off a defender and Hoskins wasted a good chance soon after the re-start before Bristol keeper Conrad Logan saved a close-range shot by Andy Robinson. Tranmere huffed and puffed but little went right for them in front of goal and the result could have been worse with Hoskins wasting an easy late chance for the visitors.

Form Guide

    WLLLDD
  • Tranmere
  • VS
  • Bristol Rovers
  • LLWLLL

Last Meetings

  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 1
  • Tranmere
  • 28/09/2010
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 0
  • Tranmere
  • 13/03/2010
  • Tranmere
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 19/12/2009
  • Tranmere
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 05/04/2009
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 2 - 0
  • Tranmere
  • 13/12/2008
  • Bristol Rovers
  • 1 - 1
  • Tranmere
  • 23/02/2008

Top Scorers

Tranmere

  • E Showunmi 8
  • L Elford-Alliyu 5
  • D Jennings 5
  • J Welsh 4
  • I Goodison 2
  • A Cresswell 2
  • J Labadie 2
  • S Wootton 2
  • Z Bakayogo 1

Bristol Rovers

  • W Hoskins 15
  • J Kuffour 5
  • J Hughes 4
  • B Anthony 3
  • C Lines 2
  • R Howe 1
  • W Brown 1

Goals

Tranmere

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 40
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 37
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 13 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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