John Barnes earned his first win as Tranmere boss as three goals in nine minutes saw his side thrash Grimbsy in the first round of the Carling Cup.
Paul McLaren headed the home side in front after his initial shot had been blocked by keeper Nick Colgan.
Ian Thomas-Moore doubled the lead from the spot after Joe Widdowson was adjudged to have fouled Craig Curran.
Curran volleyed in Ian Goodison's cross to make it 3-0 and Gareth Edds headed home their fourth goal from a corner.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Moore (pen) 37
05 Goodison (Taylor 62)
06 McLaren (Edds 62)
09 Moore (Gornell 74)
06 Sweeney (Leary 67)
09 Proudlock (North 67)
26 Akpa Akpro yellow card
Ref: TaylorAtt: 3,527
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+3:01 The referee blows for the end of the match.
90:00+1:48 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
89:23 The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny North. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.
88:15 Unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Michael Leary results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Mahon.
86:00 Nick Hegarty fouled by John Welsh, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Hegarty takes the free kick.
85:04 The official flags Barry Conlon offside. Ash Taylor takes the indirect free kick.
84:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Atkinson by Terry Gornell. Ryan Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
84:16 The offside flag is raised against Aaron Cresswell. Nick Colgan restarts play with the free kick.
83:51 Craig Curran takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Atkinson.
83:23 A cross is delivered by Robert Atkinson, save by Luke Daniels.
81:30 Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.
81:30 Booking Caution for Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
81:16 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Mahon.
80:27 Short corner worked by Chris Shuker.
80:08 Aaron Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Nick Colgan.
79:22 Unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Nick Hegarty results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Shuker.
79:14 Centre by Alan Mahon, clearance by Ryan Bennett.
77:38 Danny North takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels.
75:21 Centre by Robbie Stockdale, clearance by Ash Taylor.
73:58 Chris Shuker produces a cross, save by Nick Colgan.
73:13 Substitution Terry Gornell is brought on as a substitute for Ian Thomas-Moore.
73:03 Danny North has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
70:55 Chris Shuker provided the assist for the goal.
70:55 GOAL - Gareth Edds:Tranmere 4 - 0 Grimsby Gareth Edds grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Tranmere 4-0 Grimsby.
70:33 Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Shuker,
69:19 Danny Boshell takes a short corner.
68:45 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Boshell, Danny North takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a save.
68:07 A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan.
67:33 Effort on goal by Craig Curran from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
65:56 Nick Hegarty takes the direct free kick.
65:56 Substitution Adam Proudlock leaves the field to be replaced by Danny North.
65:56 Substitution Michael Leary is brought on as a substitute for Peter Sweeney.
65:56 Ash Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Conlon.
65:02 Corner taken by Chris Shuker from the left by-line played to the near post, Nick Hegarty makes a clearance.
63:44 Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the left by-line, Barry Conlon takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a save.
61:37 Substitution Ian Goodison leaves the field to be replaced by Ash Taylor.
61:37 Substitution Gareth Edds joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul McLaren.
57:58 Foul by Ryan Bennett on Ian Thomas-Moore, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Alan Mahon.
56:19 John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Nick Colgan. Inswinging corner taken by Paul McLaren, Shot by Alan Mahon from just outside
the area goes over the net.
54:24 The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Curran. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.
54:06 Alan Mahon sends in a cross, Nick Colgan makes a save.
51:52 The referee blows for offside. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
50:07 Adam Proudlock takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels.
49:47 Aaron Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Nick Colgan.
48:35 Corner taken by Peter Sweeney.
48:26 Nick Hegarty sends in a cross, John Welsh gets a block in.
46:58 Peter Sweeney decides to take a short corner, clearance made by Ian Goodison.
45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
45:00+1:06 The first half comes to an end.
45:00+0:41 Ian Thomas-Moore has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
41:46 Effort on goal by Ian Thomas-Moore from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
39:49 The assist for the goal came from Ian Goodison.
39:49 GOAL - Craig Curran:Tranmere 3 - 0 Grimsby A goal is scored by Craig Curran from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Tranmere 3-0 Grimsby.
39:45 The ball is sent over by Ian Goodison,
39:04 Corner taken by Paul McLaren, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.
38:50 Craig Curran takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Atkinson.
37:30 Centre by Alan Mahon, Nick Colgan makes a save.
36:23 GOAL - Ian Thomas-Moore:Tranmere 2 - 0 Grimsby Ian Thomas-Moore scores a placed penalty. Tranmere 2-0 Grimsby.
35:34 Unfair challenge on Craig Curran by Joe Widdowson results in a Penalty.
34:50 Nick Hegarty sends in a cross, clearance by Marlon Broomes.
33:55 Ian Thomas-Moore takes a shot. Nick Colgan makes a save.
31:56 The assist for the goal came from Aaron Cresswell.
31:56 GOAL - Paul McLaren:Tranmere 1 - 0 Grimsby Paul McLaren finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Tranmere 1-0 Grimsby.
31:27 A cross is delivered by Aaron Cresswell, Paul McLaren takes a shot. Nick Colgan makes a save.
28:11 John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Sweeney. Danny Boshell takes the free kick.
26:39 The ball is sent over by Danny Boshell, clearance by Chris Shuker.
22:25 Corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the left by-line.
22:14 Nick Hegarty takes a shot. Shaleum Logan gets a block in.
21:03 Foul by Peter Sweeney on Craig Curran, free kick awarded. Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.
20:19 Alan Mahon sends in a cross.
19:59 The ball is crossed by Robbie Stockdale, Nick Hegarty takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels.
17:52 Effort on goal by Danny Boshell from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
16:45 Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Aaron Cresswell, free kick awarded. Paul McLaren delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed
from left wing, save by Nick Colgan.
15:44 Barry Conlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McLaren. Shaleum Logan takes the free kick.
13:55 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McLaren from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ian
Goodison misses to the right of the target.
12:40 Robert Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Curran. Free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
12:07 Shot from just outside the area by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro misses to the left of the target.
10:40 Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney, Shot from 18 yards from Nick Hegarty. Danny Boshell takes a outswinging corner from
the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Shuker manages to make a clearance. Clearance made by Robbie Stockdale.
10:34 The ball is sent over by Adam Proudlock, blocked by Ian Goodison.
9:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Curran on Peter Sweeney. Free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.
8:06 The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell, save by Nick Colgan.
4:29 Alan Mahon sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Ian Goodison from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
4:08 Outswinging corner taken by Paul McLaren from the right by-line played to the near post.
3:50 Chris Shuker takes a shot. Save made by Nick Colgan.
2:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Curran. Nick Colgan takes the free kick.
2:15 The ball is crossed by Craig Curran, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro makes a clearance.
0:37 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Barry Conlon goes harmlessly over the
0:00 The referee gets the game underway.
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