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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Southport

James Norwood's penalty earned Tranmere a sixth win in seven games as they overcame Southport at Prenton Park.

Rovers dominated from the outset, with Lois Maynard coming close to a first-minute goal, as the visitors adopted a defensive approach.

There were few chances for either side until just after the hour when Luke Foster brought down Norwood.

He got up to take the kick himself, putting it to the left of keeper Max Crocombe and that proved decisive.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 9Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forMackrethat 81'minutes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Harris
  • 4JenningsBooked at 49mins
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 47mins
  • 11Maynard
  • 20Hughes

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mackreth
  • 18Stockton
  • 23Kirby

Southport

  • 25CrocombeBooked at 62mins
  • 8Wright
  • 6FosterBooked at 63mins
  • 4Nolan
  • 12BlakemanBooked at 30mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 22PhenixSubstituted forGrimshawat 90'minutes
  • 11JonesSubstituted forGilesat 65'minutes
  • 16Rutherford
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forBishopat 60'minutes
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 10Bishop
  • 19Viscosi
  • 20Giles
  • 24Ryan
  • 26Grimshaw
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
5,199

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Sam Grimshaw replaces Michael Phenix.

Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

Jack Mackreth (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jack Mackreth replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers).

Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jonny Giles replaces Gary Jones because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Max Crocombe (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Luke Foster (Southport) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Louis Almond.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt missed. Paul Rutherford (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers).

Adam Blakeman (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Southport).

Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Booking

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

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