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Tranmere Rovers 3-0 Accrington Stanley

Striker Rory Donnelly scored twice as Tranmere beat Accrington and moved out of the League Two relegation zone.

The hosts took the lead when Donnelly clinically converted a low right-wing cross from Shamir Fenelon.

And Tranmere went two up when Rob Taylor's cross broke nicely for Fenelon, who smashed home.

Donnelly, on loan from Swansea, wrapped up the points just before the hour mark when he stroked home in the box after being fed by Kayode Odejayi.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 32Thompson
  • 17Taylor
  • 29DonnellySubstituted forKirbyat 76'minutes
  • 22Jennings
  • 14LairdSubstituted forKoumasat 9'minutes
  • 19Molyneux
  • 9Odejayi
  • 28FenelonSubstituted forDugganat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stockton
  • 26Brezovan
  • 27Duggan
  • 30Jago

Accrington

  • 1Macey
  • 28Conneely
  • 5AldredBooked at 27mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Joyce
  • 24ProctorSubstituted forBarryat 78'minutes
  • 7McCartan
  • 19Maguire
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forWindassat 68'minutes
  • 11NaismithSubstituted forGrayat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 8Windass
  • 9Gray
  • 14Carver
  • 16Hunt
  • 22Dawber
  • 23Barry
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
4,872

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

Attempt blocked. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Mitch Duggan replaces Shamir Fenelon.

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Antony Barry replaces Andrew Proctor.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Kal Naismith.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Rory Donnelly.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Shamir Fenelon (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Josh Thompson.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Accrington Stanley 0. Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kayode Odejayi.

Attempt missed. Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Hand ball by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe26149340211951
2Burton26155636251150
3Shrewsbury26146636162048
4Luton25137529171246
5Newport2613763629746
6Southend2612862722544
7Stevenage2612593732541
8Exeter2711793637-140
9Plymouth26116929181139
10Bury2511593631538
11Morecambe26106102624236
12Cambridge251051039291035
13Wimbledon2596103536-133
14Accrington24103113440-633
15Northampton2694133738-131
16Portsmouth2578102731-429
17Oxford Utd2678112834-629
18Cheltenham2678112336-1329
19York2651292631-527
20Mansfield2576122133-1227
21Carlisle2683153247-1527
22Tranmere2568112630-426
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2645171846-2817
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