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  • Date:04 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Prenton Park
  • Mendy (43) Mendy (43)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

92:48 +2.48

Lee Tomlin challenges Kayleden Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Darville.

91:40 +1.40

Tommy Rowe sends in a cross.

88:57

The ball is swung over by Lee Tomlin, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.

87:31

A cross is delivered by Liam Darville, Chris Whelpdale manages to make a clearance.

86:43

Shot from outside the box by Tommy Rowe misses to the left of the target.

86:06

Corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line, Enoch Showunmi manages to make a clearance.

85:13

Dave Hibbert fouled by Liam Darville, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Lewis.

83:24

Grant McCann gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maximo Blanchard. Grant McCann is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

81:03

Grant McCann has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

80:18

The ball is swung over by Tommy Rowe, save by Joe Collister.

80:01

George Boyd delivers the ball, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.

78:26

Centre by George Boyd, Joe Collister makes a save.

77:23

James Wesolowski takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joe Collister.

76:02

The ball is sent over by Chris Whelpdale, save by Joe Collister.

75:28

A cross is delivered by James Wesolowski, clearance by Ian Goodison.

74:52

The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell, save made by Joe Lewis.

73:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Hibbert on Jermaine Grandison. Joe Collister takes the free kick.

71:29

Arnaud Mendy challenges Lee Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Arnaud Mendy a yellow card. Grant McCann fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

71:01

Effort from outside the penalty box by Kayleden Brown goes wide right of the target.

70:14

Grant McCann replaces Aaron Mclean.

67:42

Aaron Mclean has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

66:39

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Fraughan, Ian Goodison produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

64:49

(Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Kayleden Brown coming on for Adam McGurk.

64:22

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball, clearance made by Tommy Rowe.

64:11

The ball is crossed by Aaron Cresswell, Tommy Rowe manages to make a clearance.

62:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Arnaud Mendy. Direct free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

58:08

Ian Goodison concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Tomlin. Lee Tomlin produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Liam Darville.

57:07

The ball is swung over by Liam Darville, Chris Whelpdale manages to make a clearance. Ryan Fraughan delivers the ball in from the corner.

56:26

Arnaud Mendy fouled by Dave Hibbert, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Collister.

55:46

Charlie Lee leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Tomlin.

54:17

Effort from the edge of the box by James Wesolowski goes wide of the left-hand upright.

53:58

Foul by Maximo Blanchard on Dave Hibbert, free kick awarded. George Boyd restarts play with the free kick.

52:53

Effort from outside the penalty box by Aaron Cresswell goes wide left of the target.

47:37

Dave Hibbert fouled by Ryan Fraughan, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by George Boyd from right wing.

47:17

Centre by Tommy Rowe, clearance made by Ian Goodison.

46:31

Dave Hibbert has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

45:56

Arnaud Mendy challenges Dave Hibbert unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Boyd crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Liam Darville.

45:26 +0.26

Foul by Liam Darville on Ryan Bennett, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by George Boyd from left wing, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.

43:57

Arnaud Mendy gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-0 Peterborough.Ryan Fraughan provided the assist for the goal.

41:44

Aaron Mclean has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

41:07

Aaron Cresswell produces a cross.

40:12

George Boyd takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

39:19

The ball is delivered by Chris Whelpdale.

37:19

The official flags Craig Mackail-Smith offside. Joe Collister takes the direct free kick.

35:21

George Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Arnaud Mendy. Corner from the left by-line taken by George Boyd, Ryan Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Joe Collister. Corner taken by George Boyd.

31:58

Unfair challenge on Ian Thomas-Moore by Tommy Rowe results in a free kick. Joe Collister takes the free kick.

31:32

Tommy Rowe crosses the ball, Jermaine Grandison makes a clearance.

29:55

Effort on goal by Charlie Lee from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

28:49

The referee penalises Enoch Showunmi for handball. George Boyd restarts play with the free kick.

27:25

A cross is delivered by Chris Whelpdale, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.

25:16

Maximo Blanchard concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. Ryan Bennett takes the direct free kick.

22:20

The referee blows for offside. Joe Collister takes the free kick. (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Dave Hibbert coming on for Arron Davies.

16:50

Enoch Showunmi has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

12:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Kelvin Langmead. Ryan Fraughan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Aaron Mclean makes a clearance.

11:19

Arnaud Mendy concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wesolowski. Free kick crossed right-footed by Arron Davies from left channel.

7:49

Arnaud Mendy concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Mclean. Ryan Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

6:59

The referee blows for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Joe Collister restarts play with the free kick.

5:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Lee on Ryan Fraughan. Ian Goodison takes the free kick.

3:45

Maximo Blanchard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean. Direct free kick taken by George Boyd. The ball is sent over by Arron Davies, save by Joe Collister.

3:17

Shot from outside the box by Adam McGurk misses to the left of the target.

0:44

Adam McGurk takes a shot. Ryan Fraughan takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Arron Davies. Save made by Joe Lewis. Foul by Aaron Mclean on Aaron Cresswell, free kick awarded. Joe Collister restarts play with the free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The first half comes to an end.

The second half begins.

Match Preview

Injury woe for Rovers Tranmere boss Les Parry has several injury concerns ahead of the visit of Peterborough. Midfielder John Welsh was withdrawn at half-time during Tuesday`s Johnstone`s Paint Trophy clash with Accrington with a calf problem and could be out for a number of weeks. Parry used three loan players and a trio of recent signings against John Coleman`s side while eight injured senior players watched from the sidelines. The long casualty list includes striker Ian Thomas-Moore, who is set to remain at Prenton Park despite being heavily linked with a move to Rotherham. Parry said: "The issue of Ian's move is dead now and I think he will be here for the rest of the season." Coventry defender Jermaine Grandison and Derby midfielder Arnaud Mendy, signed on loan earlier in the week, are set to make their league debuts. Peterborough could be without defender Gabriel Zakuani. Zakuani was back on the bench for the 3-0 win at Plymouth last weekend after recovering from a groin injury but could still be called up to travel to Cameroon with the DR Congo squad. Captain Grant McCann is away with the Northern Ireland squad who play a European Championship qualifier in Slovenia on Friday night but is flying back after the game and will be at Prenton Park. He could play if he does not feature for his country. Right-back Mark Little is beginning a six-week lay-off after injuring his knee and midfielder Lee Frecklington (knee) and winger Chris Whelpdale (thigh) remain on the sidelines. Winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing rounds out the absentees after he picked up a knee injury.

Formation:433Manager: Les Parry

Tranmere

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Johnson

Peterborough

  • Joe Collister
  • Liam Darville
  • Jermaine Grandison
  • Ian Goodison
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Arnaud Mendy
  • Maximo Blanchard
  • Ryan Fraughan
  • Adam McGurk
  • Enoch Showunmi
  • Ian Thomas-Moore
  • SUBS
  • Tim Cathalina
  • Nick Wood
  • Kayleden Brown
  • Max Power
  • Andy Coughlin
  • Zoumana Bakayogo
  • Lucas Akins

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Match Report

Mendy striker sinks Posh Tranmere secured their first league win 1-0 against Peterborough courtesy of a debut goal from loan signing Arnaud Mendy. It needed a smart one-handed save by visiting keeper Joe Lewis to keep out an Adam McGurk header inside the first minute. McGurk also fired across the face of the goal after a defensive error before Enoch Showunmi header over. Charlie Lee wasted a good opportunity for the visitors before a deflected George Boyd shot cannoned off the woodwork in the 36th minute. From the subsequent corner Aaron McLean saw a header tipped over by keeper Joe Collister. Tranmere edged in front in the 45th minute with an excellent low finish from 12 yards by Derby loanee Mendy ater he was set up by Ryan Fraughan. James Wesolowski wasted a good chance approaching the hour, Kelvin Langmead grazed the bar with a free-kick and Wesolowski saw a snap-shot well held by Collister as the visitors searched in vain for an equaliser

possession


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