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Tranmere Rovers 3-1 Portsmouth

Goals from Shamir Fenelon, James Rowe and Max Power gave Tranmere their first league win since August as the League Two strugglers overcame Portsmouth.

Fenelon gave the home side a flying start with an early close-range finish.

A deflected 18-yard shot from top scorer Jed Wallace drew Portsmouth level just before the hour mark.

But Rowe's finish into the corner gave Rovers the lead, before Power followed up his missed penalty to tuck home his fourth goal in five games.

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Awford on Tranmere v Portsmouth

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"Frustrated again, we didn't play particular well first half and conceding after 85 seconds is very disappointing.

"You don't want to concede at any time whether you are a defender or a striker; the plain fact is we have conceded another three goals on our travels today because a clean sheet today and we could have won the game.

"We will just keep going, I just said to the players we can't give in on it and that's not my nature, you know that and everybody knows that and I won't allow the players to do that. We have to keep doing it and working hard as we mean to do."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 19Donacien
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 29AimsonSubstituted forHolnessat 21'minutes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 12RoweSubstituted forLairdat 68'minutes
  • 4Power
  • 22JenningsBooked at 53mins
  • 28Fenelon
  • 16StocktonSubstituted forOdejayiat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 8Koumas
  • 9Odejayi
  • 13Pilling
  • 14Laird
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
  • 33Madjo

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 27Fish
  • 3WhatmoughSubstituted forChorleyat 27'minutes
  • 16Robinson
  • 34Butler
  • 8WallaceBooked at 77mins
  • 18BeanSubstituted forHolmesat 68'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 14Storey
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forHolmesat 56'minutes
  • 20Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Ertl
  • 17Shorey
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 28Holmes
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,163

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Portsmouth 1.

Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matt Fish (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).

Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Cole Stockton.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jed Wallace.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Portsmouth 1. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Penalty saved! Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Marcus Bean.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Marc Laird replaces James Rowe.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Portsmouth 1. James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Marcus Bean (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Portsmouth 1. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Lee Holmes replaces Ryan Taylor because of an injury.

Booking

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Miles Storey (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Paul Jones.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19115331171438
2Luton19114423121137
3Shrewsbury19113530151536
4Burton1911262522335
5Southend1910452115634
6Plymouth1994622111131
7Newport198742821731
8Bury199372723430
9Exeter198652725230
10Cambridge198383124727
11Morecambe198382021-127
12Portsmouth197572222026
13Accrington198292832-426
14Stevenage197482727025
15Northampton197392727024
16Wimbledon196672427-324
17Cheltenham196581828-1023
18Mansfield196491524-922
19Oxford Utd195682024-421
20Dag & Red1963102530-521
21York1931061823-519
22Carlisle1953112537-1218
23Tranmere1936101926-715
24Hartlepool1933131434-2012
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