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Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Maidstone United

Tranmere won their fifth National League fixture to start the season, this time 2-1 at home to Maidstone.

Last season's 24-goal man, Andy Cook, put the hosts ahead with his second of this campaign after battling past two defenders on the left and slamming home.

Though the score was close, Tranmere in truth should have won by more. James Norwood headed Steven Jennings' corner against the post and Cook was denied by a clearance off the line.

Alex Flisher levelled midway through the second half, squeezing the ball under Scott Davies.

However Steve McNulty bundled home a deserved winner 10 minutes from time, as another Jennings corner caused trouble in the Maidstone box.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 20Maynard
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 4Jennings
  • 5McNulty
  • 2Vaughan
  • 24Hughes
  • 8Harris
  • 9Cook
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forMekkiat 90+3'minutes
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forKirbyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Mekki
  • 13Turner
  • 14Stephenson
  • 17Kirby

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 15Acheampong
  • 12Evans
  • 10Paxman
  • 5Lokko
  • 3Mills
  • 6RogersSubstituted forSweeneyat 83'minutes
  • 11Flisher
  • 14MurphySubstituted forDumakaat 57'minutes
  • 16Taylor
  • 17Greenhalgh

Substitutes

  • 4Quayle
  • 7Karagiannis
  • 8Sweeney
  • 20Dumaka
  • 22Hall-Johnson
Referee:
Anthony Buckhouse
Attendance:
4,797

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Maidstone United 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Dan Sweeney replaces James Rogers.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Maidstone United 1. Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Connor Jennings.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Maidstone United 1. Alex Flisher (Maidstone United).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Dumebi Dumaka replaces Tom Murphy.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Maidstone United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Maidstone United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Maidstone United 0. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere550092715
2Dag & Red540194512
3Sutton United531195410
4Dover5311107310
5Solihull Moors531196310
6Forest Green531153210
7Gateshead530214599
8Lincoln City530214689
9Macclesfield53028539
10Boreham Wood52217438
11Wrexham52214408
12Maidstone United52127617
13Aldershot52125507
14Barrow521268-27
15North Ferriby United5212510-57
16Braintree512256-15
17Eastleigh512268-25
18York5122510-55
19Chester5113710-34
20Bromley511358-34
21Torquay511326-44
22Southport5104314-113
23Woking5014511-61
24Guiseley5005713-60
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