George’s Sports Report #22

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Hi everyone, hope you have all had a great week. Tranmere Rovers moved to within two points of a place of the League Two play-off spots with a Boxing Day win over Morecambe. Micky Mellon’s hosts led after three minutes when Connor Jennings’ deflected effort fell to Cole Stockton, who struck low from the left of the penalty area into the bottom left corner. Stockton then turned provider for Rovers’ second in the 29th minute.

After controlling Jake Caprice’s cross from the right, he fed top scorer James Norwood who poked home right-footed from close range. It was 3-0 on the stroke of half-time when Jay Harris met Liam Ridehalgh’s cross from the left to guide his header in from six-yards.

Jim Bentley’s Shrimps pulled one back after 66 minutes when left-back Jordan Cranston drove into space and thumped his strike past Scott Davies from distance.

Mellon’s Rovers professionally saw out the game, to climb to eighth, while Morecambe drop to 20th place.

Tranmere Rovers 3 – 1 Morecambe

Tranmere’s play-off push suffered a setback as they were held to a 0-0 draw by struggling Yeovil for the second time this season. Defences dominated at Prenton Park, with both goalkeepers also making important second-half saves to keep the game goalless.

Yeovil’s top scorer Alex Fisher broke through with 10 minutes left but was denied by a brave stop from Rovers keeper Scott Davies, diving at his feet. And in stoppage time Glovers keeper Stuart Nelson dived low to his right to keep out a goalbound header from James Norwood.

Tranmere’s top scorer Norwood wasted a good early chance when he shot wide from a Jay Harris cross and then saw Yeovil keeper Stuart Nelson keep out his low effort after a mistake from Town defender Gary Warren.

Yeovil winger Jordan Green forced a good save from home keeper Scott Davies with a powerful near post shot while Rovers defender Mark Ellis twice came close from set-pieces. But it was the Glovers who spurned the best opportunity of the first half as Yoann Arquin shot straight at Davies from six yards just before the interval when he looked certain to break the deadlock.

Tranmere Rovers 0 – 0 Yeovil Town

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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


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