Tranmere 0-0 Stevenage

Tranmere hit the woodwork twice as they were denied a first home win in League One this season by Stevenage.

A curling effort from Rovers striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro struck the crossbar in the first period.

And full-back Evan Horwood hit a post from 25 yards after the break for Ronnie Moore's side.

Chris Atkinson shot wide and saw another effort saved by visiting keeper Chris Day, while Jimmy Smith's weak header was the closest Stevenage came.


Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We had enough of the game to have won it. The two that have hit the post were fantastic strikes. We just didn't get the breaks on the day.

"We looked a lot more solid and moved the ball well. There's something to build on, and overall it was pleasing, but it's disappointing that we couldn't take the three points."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We've come here and we've worked very hard to get a clean sheet. I thought our organisation, on the whole, was good.

"I'm disappointed to go back with just the one point, but in the early days of the season these points weren't looking likely.

"You might say we've got no out and out attacking player, but Luke (Freeman) and Lionel Messi are a similar type of player and you wouldn't accuse Barcelona of playing without an attacking threat.

"One goal conceded in three games, something must be improving."