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Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Wrexham

Mickey Mellon
Mickey Mellon had two spells as a player with Tranmere Rovers

Mickey Mellon saw Tranmere win the first game of his reign with a bizarre own goal by Wrexham goalkeeper Shwan Jalal helping their cause.

Curtis Tilt collided with Jalal as the keeper gathered a cross and the latter lost control for the ball to bounce over the line.

Andy Cook fired in from just inside the box three minutes into added time.

It was Tranmere's eighth league win of the season and Wrexham's sixth defeat under Gary Mills.

Wrexham boss Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "I thought the lads did well. We had a good shape and we worked hard, but we are struggling up-front. We didn't look like scoring again.

"It took a mistake for them to maybe go on and win the game because, forget the second goal, that doesn't happen if it's 0-0. It's our defender and goalkeeper who have made the mistake unfortunately, but these things happen. We are not pointing fingers at them, we stick together."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 12Sutton
  • 8HarrisBooked at 78mins
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 5McNulty
  • 4Jennings
  • 17KirbySubstituted forStephensonat 62'minutes
  • 18TollittSubstituted forOsborneat 85'minutes
  • 25Duggan
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 13Turner
  • 14Stephenson
  • 15Almond
  • 16Osborne
  • 22Jones

Wrexham

  • 1Jalal
  • 11Newton
  • 12Edwards
  • 10RooneySubstituted forPowellat 77'minutes
  • 6Tilt
  • 16J Evans
  • 4Bencherif
  • 13Carrington
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forBarryat 77'minutes
  • 15EvansSubstituted forMcDonaghat 69'minutes
  • 29Harvey

Substitutes

  • 7Barry
  • 17Powell
  • 18Harrad
  • 20McDonagh
  • 23Nortey
Referee:
Stephen Ross

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Wrexham 0.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Wrexham 0. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Elliot Osborne replaces Ben Tollitt.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Antony Barry replaces Paul Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Callum Powell replaces John Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Gerry McDonagh replaces Rob Evans.

Goal!

Own Goal by Shwan Jalal, Wrexham. Tranmere Rovers 1, Wrexham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Darren Stephenson replaces Jake Kirby.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Wrexham 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green15103229111833
2Dag & Red15101425111431
3Lincoln City1592429141529
4Barrow158522314929
5Macclesfield159152315828
6Aldershot158432013728
7Tranmere158341710727
8Eastleigh1575326151126
9Dover158162526-125
10Gateshead157352516924
11Chester157352315824
12Boreham Wood156631911824
13Sutton United157171919022
14Solihull Moors155462225-319
15Wrexham155461119-819
16Bromley155371823-518
17Maidstone United155371927-818
18Torquay155281419-517
19York153481626-1013
20Woking153392233-1112
21Braintree152491224-1210
22North Ferriby United153111625-1910
23Guiseley1523101927-89
24Southport1523101135-249
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