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Tranmere 1-1 Bolton: Match Report

27 Aug 2013 23:02:03

Tranmere 1-1 Bolton: Match Report

Tranmere 1-1 Bolton: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Rovers claim shoot-out success

Owain Fon Williams was Tranmere's hero as his two penalty shoot-out saves rocked Championship side Bolton in a tense Capital One Cup second-round tussle at Prenton Park.


James Rowe hit the winning penalty after Fon Williams saved spot-kicks from Andre Moritz and Alex Baptiste, securing a 4-2 shoot-out success, after Jermaine Beckford's cool finish had cancelled out Cole Stockton's first-half stoppage-time effort in a 1-1 draw.


Tranmere took a deserved lead when Stockton robbed Zat Knight on the edge of the box and coolly curled past Andy Lonergan.


After half-time Darren Pratley and Tom Eaves forced Fon Williams into a superb 58th-minute double save.


However Bolton's two second-half substitutes combined to see the visitors level as Moritz fed Beckford for a 66th-minute finish.


Evan Horwood cleared Eaves' 84th-minute lob off the line, while Bolton later had an effort disallowed after an offside Eaves tapped in Rob Hall's low cross.


In the first-half of extra-time Fon Williams saved well following Beckford's slick turn and shot, while Eaves had another effort ruled out for offside in the second, before Tranmere's goalkeeper made himself a hero.



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