League Two
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Tranmere Rovers 3-1 Portsmouth

Goals from Shamir Fenelon, James Rowe and Max Power gave Tranmere their first league win since August as the League Two strugglers overcame Portsmouth.

Fenelon gave the home side a flying start with an early close-range finish.

A deflected 18-yard shot from top scorer Jed Wallace drew Portsmouth level just before the hour mark.

But Rowe's finish into the corner gave Rovers the lead, before Power followed up his missed penalty to tuck home his fourth goal in five games.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"Frustrated again, we didn't play particular well first half and conceding after 85 seconds is very disappointing.

"You don't want to concede at any time whether you are a defender or a striker; the plain fact is we have conceded another three goals on our travels today because a clean sheet today and we could have won the game.

"We will just keep going, I just said to the players we can't give in on it and that's not my nature, you know that and everybody knows that and I won't allow the players to do that. We have to keep doing it and working hard as we mean to do."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Williams
  • 19Donacien
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 29AimsonSubstituted forHolnessat 21'minutes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 12RoweSubstituted forLairdat 68'minutes
  • 4Power
  • 22JenningsBooked at 53mins
  • 28Fenelon
  • 16StocktonSubstituted forOdejayiat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 8Koumas
  • 9Odejayi
  • 13Pilling
  • 14Laird
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
  • 33Madjo

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 27Fish
  • 3WhatmoughSubstituted forChorleyat 27'minutes
  • 16Robinson
  • 34Butler
  • 8J WallaceBooked at 77mins
  • 18BeanSubstituted forHolmesat 68'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 14Storey
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forHolmesat 56'minutes
  • 20Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Ertl
  • 17Shorey
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 28Holmes
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,163

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Portsmouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Portsmouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Matt Fish (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

  11. Post update

    Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).

  15. Post update

    Janoi Donacien (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kayode Odejayi replaces Cole Stockton.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jed Wallace.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Portsmouth 1. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Penalty saved! Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.