Tranmere suffered their first defeat of the season yesterday as they were rescued by Joe Romanski. They fought back from two goals down to win 3-2 against 10-man Tranmere at the County Ground. Jonny Smith and James Norwood fired Rovers ahead after just 13 minutes, but Town responded through goals from Elijah Adebayo, Marc Richards and Romanski after Jay Harris’ sending-off.
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.
James Norwood inspired Tranmere to roar back from a two goal deficit to draw at Stevenage on their first game back in League Two. Stevenage took the lead when defender James Ball punished Rovers for failing to clear their lines as he fired home from just inside the box. Joel Byrom, in his second spell as a Stevenage player following his return to Broadhall Way in June, bent the ball past Scott Davies to make it 2-0.
Hello Toasters, I am George the bear who Mr Bearkeeper introduced to you all recently. I am here as Jammy Toast’s new Sports Correspondent with special responsibility for covering Tranmere Rovers. So what better way of starting my new job than popping over and having a word with probably Tranmere’s most famous ever player – John Aldridge, or Aldo to the initiated. On 11th July 1991, The Super White Army bagged a bargain when the Republic of Ireland international swapped the sunny shores of Spain and Real Sociedad for a return to Merseyside, only this time donning a white shirt instead of red from his time at Liverpool. A decade at one club is rare feat in football. However, John Aldridge cemented his name in Tranmere Rovers history through that very accomplishment.
As many of you will be aware we are staunch supporters of Tranmere Rovers here at Jammy Toast. For the last couple of years we have followed the club’s fight to return to the Football League, culminating in last season’s promotion back into Division Two. We have followed the club through thick and thin. We started attending matches at Prenton Park back in the 1980s when the club was in the old Fourth Division. We were there the night we had to play for our very survival needing to win against Exeter City at the end of the 1986/87 season. Gary Williams turned himself into a club legend by scoring the goal that kept Tranmere in the Football League. In the 1-0 win, he headed a goal in the 84th minute from an Ian Muir cross in front of Tranmere’s biggest home crowd for many years – 6,983. This ensured Tranmere’s survival against relegation into the then GM Vauxhall Conference, a fate which could have resulted in the end of Tranmere Rovers.
Davidd and I are 57 years and during those years we have watched some great sporting events. Today, we would like to continue our series of posts where we recall our memories of those events featuring some of our greatest heroes. We have lived through England winning the World Cup (we were a little young, though), Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, Stoke City winning the League Cup and Botham’s Ashes. Some great times and even more great memories which we hope to share with you during the coming months. Today we would like to share our memories off…
Tranmere Rovers are ninety minutes away from reclaiming a place in the Football League today. Here at Jammy Toast we are on edge and nervous about the outcome of today’s game. However, for someone with his heart and money invested in the fortunes of Tranmere, Mark Palios is remarkably relaxed about the fine line between waking up as the owner of a Football League or National League club on Monday morning. “You cannot rely on one game, you have to step back,” he says of the National League play-off final against Forest Green Rovers.