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02 Jul 2010 12:02:00

Lions' promotion bid dented

Tranmere kept alive their hopes of League One survival with a battling 2-0 victory over promotion contenders Millwall.A penalty on the stroke of half-time from Ian Thomas-Moore lifted the Merseysiders and they went on to dominate for much of the second period before on-loan Leeds midfielder Andy Robinson sealed the points.In a first half of few chances Shaleum Logan went closest for Tranmere while Steve Morison, Neil Harris, Jimmy Abdou and Chris Hackett all missed the target for Millwall.Neither goalkeeper had a real save to make in the opening 45 minutes before Rovers went ahead in first-half stoppage time.Thomas-Moore was adjudged to have been tripped by Paul Robinson and netted the resulting spot-kick into the right corner with David Forde going the wrong way.Substitute Lewis Grabban headed wide from a 57th-minute corner for the visitors with his first touch when he should have done better.Rovers doubled their lead after 66 minutes with superb strike by Robinson from 25 yards.


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