George’s Sports Report #10

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Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week – Tranmere have had a fantastic week with two games and two wins. Tuesday night saw the Super White Army return to winning way after a superb second-half performance to clinch an impressive 1-0 victory over league leaders Lincoln. The visitors had dominated the first half but James Norwood – who was sent off in injury time – scored his eighth goal of the season on 62 minutes and Rovers were able to hold out for a gutsy win.

Scott Davies produced a brilliant save from a John Akinde header early on before Shay McCartan went around the Rovers keeper moments later only to see his shot cleared off the line by Luke McCullough.

The hosts spent the majority of the opening 45 minutes defending, but the introduction of Harvey Gilmour at half time proved the catalyst for Tranmere’s upturn in fortunes after the break. Rovers had two dubious penalty appeals waved away but just past the hour mark they were rewarded for their efforts when a flick over the top from Ollie Banks was met by Norwood who rolled the ball past Josh Vickers into the net.

The goal scorer was dismissed in injury time for a second yellow but Tranmere held on for a brilliant win.

Tranmere Rovers 1 – 0 Lincoln City

Yesterday saw us back on the road and a Harvey Gilmour double inspiring a Tranmere victory against Morecambe in a superb and fiery encounter at the Globe Arena. On-loan Sheffield United man Gilmour was Rovers’ hero as his sensational second in the 89th minute won it for the visitors.

Morecambe took the lead with a superb individual goal from Rhys Oates after 13 minutes. The Morecambe forward made it three goals from three games with a superb, low 25-yard shot that flew past Scott Davies and into the bottom corner.

Tranmere hit back just before the half-hour mark with a well-worked free-kick. Gilmour floated the ball into the Morecambe area and Ollie Banks used his height and strength to head past Barry Roche from six yards out.

The Shrimps were denied a penalty for handball before Micky Mellon’s side took the lead four minutes before the break. Zoumana Bakayogo was found on the overlap down the left and produced the perfect cross for Gilmour to beat Roche with a diving header from eight yards out.

Rovers added a third on 54 minutes when Jonny Smith struck a sweet left-foot curler past Roche from the edge of the Morecambe box.

The game continued to flow from end to end, with Davies saving smartly from Liam Mandeville before the Shrimps added a second when Vadaine Oliver headed home Zak Mills’ cross from close range after 73 minutes. The home side then levelled seven minutes later when Andrew Tutte’s cross into the area was flicked by AJ Leitch-Smith past Davies from 12 yards out.

The action didn’t stop there, however, as Gilmour curled home Bakayogo’s lay-off to earn the win.

The game ended with a fracas involving both sets of players, with Tranmere goalkeeping coach Eric Nixon being shown a red card.

Morecambe 3 – 4 Tranmere Rovers

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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

8 Comments on “George’s Sports Report #10”

  1. Going to miss them blooming Giants again ? The way she’s shaping up . Last time we got there just in time to see his feet floating off towards the Irish Sea !


  2. I was driving home from visiting my sister last night and I had a police car right up my arse for the whole journey…

    I wish her kids would put their bloody toys away!!!!

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