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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Dover Athletic

Cole Stockton's second-half header proved enough as Tranmere beat Dover at Prenton Park to move level on points with National League leaders Lincoln.

The away side had the first chance of note, but Joe Healy sent his long-range thunderbolt wide 12 minutes in before Andy Cook found the side netting from Liam Ridehalgh's cross at the other end.

Rovers were awarded a penalty three minutes after the break when Connor Jennings was brought down in the box but James Norwood failed to convert as former Brighton goalkeeper Mitch Walker denied him an opener.

Tranmere's pressure finally paid off as they broke the deadlock in the 68th minute when substitute Stockton found space at the far post and got his head on the end of Ridehalgh's free-kick to hand his side their third straight win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2VaughanBooked at 89mins
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 87mins
  • 9CookBooked at 42minsSubstituted forStocktonat 54'minutes
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 5McNulty
  • 8Harris
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forManganat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11JenningsBooked at 85minsSubstituted forMekkiat 90+3'minutes
  • 2Buxton
  • 24Hughes

Substitutes

  • 7Mekki
  • 13Turner
  • 19Mangan
  • 23Stockton
  • 39Collins

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 5Essam
  • 6Orlu
  • 15Grimes
  • 9Miller
  • 7Modeste
  • 12FazackerleySubstituted forThomasat 64'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 16Sterling
  • 17EmmanuelSubstituted forLafayetteat 71'minutes
  • 26HealyBooked at 22mins
  • 27HurstBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMagriat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Magri
  • 3Thomas
  • 11Pinnock
  • 24Caton
  • 25Lafayette
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
4,281

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Booking

Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Connor Jennings.

Booking

Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ross Lafayette replaces Moses Emmanuel.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Dover Athletic 0. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Sam Magri replaces James Hurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Aswad Thomas replaces Loui Fazackerley.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Andy Cook.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Booking

Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

James Hurst (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joe Healy (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City37237771363576
2Tranmere38237857322576
3Forest Green39229880493175
4Dag & Red392241364461870
5Aldershot4019111055342168
6Barrow401814861412068
7Gateshead401813966402667
8Dover392061372551766
9Macclesfield37176145042857
10Wrexham401412143950-1154
11Eastleigh401314135252053
12Boreham Wood401313144034652
13Chester391310165856249
14Sutton United391310164652-649
15Bromley39147184558-1349
16Solihull Moors40139185560-548
17Guiseley401210184660-1446
18Braintree40129194764-1745
19Maidstone United38128184966-1744
20Torquay401110194555-1043
21Woking40118215673-1741
22York39815164461-1739
23Southport3997234584-3934
24North Ferriby United40103272669-4333
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