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Tranmere   2 - 0   Bristol Rovers

Tranmere 2-0 Bristol Rovers

Tranmere 2-0 Bristol Rovers

Struggling Tranmere grabbed a vital win which condemned Bristol Rovers to a sixth successive away defeat.

Craig Curran put the home side ahead with a fine angled strike from the corner of the box.

The visitors improved after the break and Chris Lines headed against the bar from a Stuart Campbell corner.

But less than a minute later Gareth Edds beat Mikkel Andersen with a well-placed shot into the corner and Tranmere held on for a deserved win.


Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I didn't think getting the job on a full-time basis would have affected me.

"When I first took the job on a caretaker basis I was nervous before games and I started to lose that - but suddenly I was nervous again.

"It was a great result and it was thoroughly deserved."

Bristol Rovers manager Paul Trollope told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We came into the game with our confidence pretty high after a good win against Swindon and were quite desperate to get back to winning ways away from home.

"We really didn't perform at all and got exactly what we deserved. We carried very little threat all game and rarely had a platform to play off.

"The consistency to be amongst the top group is not there at the moment."

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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tranmere 2-0 Bristol R FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Curran 29
  • Edds 56

    Tranmere

    • 01 Daniels
    • 02 Logan
    • 05 Goodison
    • 12 Taylor
    • 24 Bakayogo
    • 04 Edds
    • 06 McLaren
    • 11 Welsh
    • 09 Moore
    • 14 Gornell
    • 25 Curran

    Substitutes

    • 13 Collister,
    • 03 Cresswell,
    • 19 Barnett,
    • 20 Fraughan,
    • 23 Shuker,
    • 16 Macauley,
    • 18 Ricketts

    Bristol Rovers

    • 27 Andersen
    • 02 Regan
    • 06 Elliott
    • 47 Baldwin
    • 03 Wright (Swallow 64)
    • 04 Lines
    • 07 Campbell
    • 11 Hughes yellow card
    • 32 Lescott yellow card (Blizzard 82)
    • 08 A Williams
    • 09 Dickson (Duffy 64)

    Substitutes

    • 51 Evans,
    • 05 Coles,
    • 15 Anthony,
    • 16 Blizzard,
    • 20 Reece,
    • 23 Swallow,
    • 10 Duffy
    Ref: SinghAtt: 4,755
    TRANMERE
    BRISTOL R

    Possession

    • Tranmere 52%
    • Bristol R 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Tranmere 6
    • Bristol R 1

    Attempts off target

    • Tranmere 7
    • Bristol R 7

    Corners

    • Tranmere 5
    • Bristol R 5

    Fouls

    • Tranmere 5
    • Bristol R 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+7:17 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+6:06 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Campbell, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Dominic Blizzard goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 90:00+5:42 The ball is swung over by Craig Curran, clearance made by Stuart Campbell.
    • 90:00+4:29 Andrew Williams takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels.
    • 90:00+4:03 Shaleum Logan crosses the ball, Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 90:00+3:54 John Welsh produces a cross, clearance made by Jeff Hughes.
    • 90:00+2:58 Zoumana Bakayogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy. Stuart Campbell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Shaleum Logan.
    • 90:00+2:00 Ben Swallow delivers the ball, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:32 Shot by Carl Regan from outside the box goes over the net.
    • 86:22 The ball is crossed by Stuart Campbell.
    • 86:03 Ben Swallow delivers the ball, clearance made by Ash Taylor.
    • 85:35 The ball is sent over by Jeff Hughes, Zoumana Bakayogo makes a clearance.
    • 83:40 Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Campbell, clearance by Ian Goodison.
    • 82:12 Chris Lines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell. Paul McLaren restarts play with the free kick.
    • 81:04 Substitution Dominic Blizzard is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Lescott.
    • 79:55 Booking Jeff Hughes is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 79:37 Shot from just outside the box by Craig Curran misses to the left of the goal.
    • 79:00 Ben Swallow crosses the ball, clearance by Ash Taylor.
    • 77:30 The offside flag is raised against Craig Curran. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:04 Stuart Campbell takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 72:51 A cross is delivered by Gareth Edds, Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 71:14 Pat Baldwin challenges Terry Gornell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul McLaren crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
    • 69:19 A cross is delivered by Craig Curran, Terry Gornell takes a shot. Steve Elliott makes a clearance.
    • 68:59 Stuart Campbell sends in a cross, clearance by Paul McLaren.
    • 68:43 Unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by John Welsh results in a free kick. Carl Regan takes the free kick.
    • 68:14 Gareth Edds produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
    • 67:49 Terry Gornell delivers the ball, Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:26 Paul McLaren takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.
    • 66:02 The ball is sent over by Gareth Edds, clearance by Steve Elliott.
    • 64:40 Jeff Hughes challenges Zoumana Bakayogo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
    • 63:32 Substitution Ben Swallow is brought on as a substitute for Mark Wright.
    • 63:32 Substitution Darryl Duffy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Dickson.
    • 63:21 Gareth Edds has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 63:14 A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan.
    • 62:15 Zoumana Bakayogo sends in a cross, save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 61:26 Shaleum Logan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:26 Booking Booking for Aaron Lescott.
    • 61:10 Foul by Aaron Lescott on Craig Curran, free kick awarded.
    • 60:44 The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 58:41 Mark Wright produces a cross, clearance by Ian Goodison.
    • 58:33 Steve Elliott crosses the ball, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.
    • 56:32 Unfair challenge on Mark Wright by Ian Thomas-Moore results in a free kick. Mark Wright takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:28 The assist for the goal came from Zoumana Bakayogo.
    • 55:28 GOAL - Gareth EddsTranmere 2 - 0 Bristol Rovers Gareth Edds scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 2-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 55:11 The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo,
    • 53:45 Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Campbell, Chris Lines takes a shot.
    • 50:19 Chris Dickson is ruled offside. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:09 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+0:34 Unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell by Gareth Edds results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.
    • 39:47 Centre by Andrew Williams, Mark Wright has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 37:48 Inswinging corner taken by Paul McLaren, save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 37:30 Terry Gornell takes a shot.
    • 35:18 Paul McLaren sends in a cross, save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 34:58 Craig Curran crosses the ball, clearance made by Steve Elliott.
    • 33:35 Corner from the right by-line taken by Stuart Campbell, Steve Elliott has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 32:47 Corner taken by Stuart Campbell.
    • 31:44 Craig Curran is caught offside. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:50 GOAL - Craig CurranTranmere 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers Craig Curran scores a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 27:06 Foul by Aaron Lescott on Craig Curran, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:24 Paul McLaren takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
    • 21:45 Corner taken right-footed by Paul McLaren from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew Williams.
    • 18:53 Foul by Chris Dickson on Ash Taylor, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
    • 17:32 Zoumana Bakayogo sends in a cross, Ian Goodison has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 17:07 Short corner taken by Paul McLaren from the left by-line.
    • 15:30 John Welsh produces a cross, Mikkel Andersen makes a save.
    • 11:49 A cross is delivered by Paul McLaren, clearance made by Stuart Campbell.
    • 11:16 Corner from right by-line taken by Paul McLaren.
    • 11:10 Shaleum Logan delivers the ball, clearance made by Aaron Lescott.
    • 10:41 Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.
    • 9:58 Chris Dickson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
    • 8:47 Foul by Gareth Edds on Chris Lines, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Elliott.
    • 4:21 Centre by Andrew Williams, Mark Wright takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels.
    • 1:30 Centre by Zoumana Bakayogo, Shaleum Logan has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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