League Two
TranmereTranmere Rovers2MorecambeMorecambe1

Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Morecambe

Cole Stockton
Cole Stockton struck twice to help Rovers to a late win

Tranmere fought back to end Morecambe's 100% winning record in League Two.

Shrimps captain Mark Hughes opened the scoring when he headed in at the far post from Jamie Devitt's corner.

However, Tranmere improved in the second half and Cole Stockton took the ball around Barry Roche before firing past defenders on the line to equalise.

Hughes was later sent off for an off-the-ball incident with Kayode Odejayi, before Stockton turned in Matt Hill's cross for a dramatic late winner.

It completed a superb week for the young striker, who signed a new long-term contract with Rovers in midweek.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"That's football - you've got to take it on the chin.

"We've been winning recently and I've made sure we've not been getting too high. Tonight I've got to make sure we don't get too low.

"We've got to be level-headed and look where we can improve. It's disappointing to lose in the manner we have, with 10 men in the 92nd minute."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 19Donacien
  • 25Hill
  • 12Rowe
  • 4PowerBooked at 90mins
  • 14Laird
  • 11Bell-BaggieBooked at 90mins
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forOdejayiat 58'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 16Stockton

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 9Odejayi
  • 15Kirby
  • 17Woodards
  • 20Ramsbottom
  • 22Bruna
  • 23Gill

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 22Parrish
  • 5HughesBooked at 63mins
  • 15Widdowson
  • 8Wright
  • 13GoodallBooked at 55mins
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forRedshawat 78'minutes
  • 3DevittSubstituted forDoyleat 69'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 12MullinSubstituted forAmondat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 7Redshaw
  • 9Sampson
  • 10Williams
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
4,656

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Booking

    Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Booking

    Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Morecambe 1. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Hill.

  11. Post update

    (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Andrew Fleming.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Chris Doyle replaces Jamie Devitt.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Paul Mullin.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).