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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Eastleigh

James Constable
James Constable has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Eastleigh this season

James Constable scored a second-half winner and was sent off as Eastleigh pulled off a shock victory away at high-flying Tranmere Rovers.

Rovers dominated the first half, keeper Ross Flitney saving Andy Mangan's penalty and making several other stops.

But Joe Partington headed the Spitfires ahead from Jai Reason's cross before Tranmere had Lois Maynard sent off.

Constable's spot-kick made it 2-0 and the visitors held on despite Constable seeing red and a Steve Jennings goal.

Jennings tapped in James Norwood's cross to give Tranmere hope but Eastleigh hung on for victory.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2SuttonSubstituted forJenningsat 57'minutes
  • 5Hogan
  • 11MaynardBooked at 50mins
  • 16Hill
  • 15Riley
  • 7JacksonSubstituted forMekkiat 62'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 20DawsonSubstituted forRidehalghat 67'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 44mins
  • 14Mangan

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 4Jennings
  • 13Turner
  • 17Mekki
  • 19Margetts

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 5TurleyBooked at 27mins
  • 18Drury
  • 3GreenSubstituted forHardingat 46'minutes
  • 4EvansBooked at 29mins
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forOdubadeat 76'minutes
  • 8PayneBooked at 84mins
  • 14StrevensBooked at 90mins
  • 10Reason
  • 9ConstableBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 7Odubade
  • 11Lafayette
  • 13Noice
  • 17Cook
  • 20Harding
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
5,133

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Eastleigh 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Eastleigh 2.

Booking

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Josh Payne (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Payne (Eastleigh).

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Eastleigh 2. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Jack Midson.

Foul by Jack Midson (Eastleigh).

Martin Riley (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

James Constable (Eastleigh) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Ridehalgh replaces Adam Dawson because of an injury.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Marlon Jackson.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Steven Jennings replaces Ritchie Sutton.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Matthew Hill tries a through ball, but Matthew Hill is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Eastleigh 2. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Flitney.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Marlon Jackson tries a through ball, but Marlon Jackson is caught offside.

Foul by Jack Midson (Eastleigh).

Liam Hogan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers).

Dan Harding (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Eastleigh 1. Joe Partington (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jai Reason with a cross.

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