George’s Weekly Tranmere Report #2

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Tranmere’s return to Sky Bet League Two action at Prenton Park got off to a winning start as they beat a lacklustre Cheltenham in their first home League game since May 2015. James Norwood scored the only goal of the game after 12 minutes with a stunning right-foot volley. Cole Stockton, who signed a one-year-deal with the club earlier this month after leaving Carlisle, had an effort tipped over on the half-hour mark. Micky Mellon’s side could have secured victory late on when midfielder Ollie Banks forced Scott Flinders to make a superb save.

Cheltenham, still searching for their first point of the League Two season, offered very little in a dogged performance. New signing Manny Duku went down holding his face in the home penalty area, following a late first-half challenge from Tranmere captain Stephen McNulty. But he was brought off by an unimpressed Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson.

The last few minutes made for interesting watching for the faithful at Prenton Park, with Rovers trying to double their lead while Cheltenham tried to prevent two defeats in a row. Gilmour drilled a low cross in to Norwood from the right who tried to back-heel it past Flinders but could not finish.

In the dying moments, Cheltenham sent a free kick into the box which was headed away before referee Ben Toner ended a terrific match.

Rovers ended their second match in Sky Bet League Two in eighth place on goal difference, as they look to take a break from league action on Tuesday night to play Walsall at home in the Carabao Cup.

James Norwood’s first-half strike was voted Sky Sports News’ Goal of The Day!

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George Bear

A committed Tranmere Rovers supporter so I am so proud to be appointed Jammy Toast’s Sports Correspondent with responsibility for covering Rovers return to the Football League. From time-to-time I shall also cover other sports related activities which we have an interest in but the Super White Army will be my number one interest. I also love cricket so may well be up late during the upcoming Ashes Tour to Australia! #SWA


6 Comments on “George’s Weekly Tranmere Report #2”

  1. Trying to be nice to my body. So it’s all about balance. I’ve just made fresh carrot and ginger juice while waiting for my cheese toastie to melt. :roflao:

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