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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Welling United

Struggling Welling United came from behind to secure all three points away at play-off-chasing Tranmere Rovers.

On a day when tributes were paid to former Rovers player and manager Johnny King, who died earlier this week, the hosts took an early lead.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher crossed in for Lee Vaughan to fire home from close range.

Welling restored parity two minutes later when Ian Gayle scored inside the box, while Nortei Nortey teed up Kadell Daniel to seal the win after the break.

The result means Welling stay in 23rd place but boost their hopes of National League survival as they cut the gap on 20th place to five points.

Tranmere slip a spot to fifth but remain a point inside the play-off places.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 4Jennings
  • 16Hill
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 23KirbySubstituted forHigdonat 77'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 20HughesSubstituted forMackrethat 57'minutes
  • 9Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forFenwickat 61'minutes
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 13Turner
  • 14Mackreth
  • 15Riley
  • 29Higdon
  • 37Fenwick

Welling

  • 21Rodak
  • 23Williams
  • 6ChambersBooked at 52mins
  • 16Gayle
  • 19Lokko
  • 22Harris
  • 20Corne
  • 15Nortey
  • 18TaylorSubstituted forWanadioat 68'minutes
  • 30Daniel
  • 11KashketSubstituted forPorterat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McEntegart
  • 7Porter
  • 10Wanadio
  • 17Faggers
  • 24Yusuff
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
5,173

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Welling United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Welling United 2.

Foul by Jack Mackreth (Tranmere Rovers).

Reece Harris (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. George Porter replaces Scott Kashket.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Norwood.

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Jack Mackreth.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

Sam Corne (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kadell Daniel (Welling United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Welling United.

Attempt missed. Scott Kashket (Welling United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Scott Kashket (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Mackreth with a cross.

Foul by Reece Harris (Welling United).

Jack Mackreth (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Kashket (Welling United).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Michael Higdon replaces Jake Kirby.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

Kadell Daniel (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Welling United 2. Kadell Daniel (Welling United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nortei Nortey.

Attempt saved. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Luke Wanadio replaces Joey Taylor.

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jack Mackreth.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Scott Fenwick replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jack Mackreth replaces Jeff Hughes because of an injury.

Foul by Kevin Lokko (Welling United).

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby392012773363772
4Dover402181170492171
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4019111045311468
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Lincoln City421512156259357
13Barrow401511145665-956
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot41148194463-1950
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester411112185664-845
18Guiseley41916164062-2243
19Boreham Wood41914183643-741
20Torquay401011194369-2641
21Altrincham40913184264-2240
22Halifax391010195074-2440
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
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