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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

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Morecambe 1.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Booking

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

Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

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

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.

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

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Andrew Fleming.

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

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Chris Doyle replaces Jamie Devitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Paul Mullin.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Joe Widdowson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) is shown the red card.

James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

Marcus Holness (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Morecambe 1. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Eliot Richards.

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

Hand ball by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Booking

Alan Goodall (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan Goodall (Morecambe).

Hand ball by Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers).

Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Goodall (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton541073413
2Cheltenham541073413
3Morecambe5401105512
4Shrewsbury5320114711
5Wycombe531184410
6Bury531174310
7Portsmouth531163310
8Northampton52214408
9Cambridge521210647
10Plymouth52127437
11Tranmere52128717
12Dag & Red52128807
13Wimbledon52127707
14Southend52124407
15Stevenage521268-27
16Mansfield520346-26
17York50505505
18Luton512246-25
19Newport511347-34
20Hartlepool510427-53
21Exeter502327-52
22Carlisle5023210-82
23Oxford Utd501448-41
24Accrington5014411-71
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