The FA Cup - First Round
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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Bristol Rovers

League Two Tranmere put their poor recent form behind them by overcoming Conference club Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup first round.

Max Power put the hosts ahead from the spot after Mike McChrystal was ajudged to have handled in the area.

Tranmere went down to 10 men soon after when George Donnelly was shown a straight red for kicking Tom Parkes.

The visitors applied some late pressure with Ellis Harrison forcing a good save from goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams.

The victory was only the second in 13 matches for Micky Adams' side.

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I think Tranmere will think they were very fortunate to have got away with the victory. We're very disappointed.

"We chucked everything at them, I thought we were the better team in the first half for 35 minutes of it.

"The only real danger they caused was one of the strikers having a long distance shot.

"Then second half, the penalty, I'll have to see it again, but I know we had two clear ones turned down which is frustrating."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Williams
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 6Holness
  • 32Thompson
  • 19Donacien
  • 22JenningsBooked at 40mins
  • 14Laird
  • 4Power
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7DonnellyBooked at 62mins
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forOdejayiat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 9Odejayi
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 12Rowe
  • 15Kirby
  • 26Brezovan
  • 31Johnson

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystalSubstituted forCunningtonat 81'minutes
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Brown
  • 11GoslingSubstituted forDella Verdeat 58'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 24Sinclair
  • 16MartinSubstituted forHarrisonat 68'minutes
  • 9Brunt
  • 10Taylor

Substitutes

  • 14White
  • 17Harrison
  • 18Thomas
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Cunnington
  • 28Wilson
  • 30Della Verde
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,559

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

  5. Post update

    Lyle Della Verde (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Owain Williams.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Adam Cunnington replaces Mark McChrystal.

  12. Post update

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Owain Williams.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Dave Martin.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Eliot Richards.

  20. Dismissal

    George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the red card for fighting.