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:

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Darrell Clarke: Bristol Rovers boss on Tranmere defeat

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Marcus Holness.

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

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Owain Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Adam Cunnington replaces Mark McChrystal.

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

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Owain Williams.

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

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

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Dave Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Eliot Richards.

Dismissal

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

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Lyle Della Verde replaces Jake Gosling.

Foul by Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers).

Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Mark McChrystal (Bristol Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Bristol Rovers 0.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

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

Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

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

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

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