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Tranmere Rovers 3-0 Accrington Stanley

Striker Rory Donnelly scored twice as Tranmere beat Accrington and moved out of the League Two relegation zone.

The hosts took the lead when Donnelly clinically converted a low right-wing cross from Shamir Fenelon.

And Tranmere went two up when Rob Taylor's cross broke nicely for Fenelon, who smashed home.

Donnelly, on loan from Swansea, wrapped up the points just before the hour mark when he stroked home in the box after being fed by Kayode Odejayi.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 32Thompson
  • 17Taylor
  • 29DonnellySubstituted forKirbyat 76'minutes
  • 22Jennings
  • 14LairdSubstituted forKoumasat 9'minutes
  • 19Molyneux
  • 9Odejayi
  • 28FenelonSubstituted forDugganat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stockton
  • 26Brezovan
  • 27Duggan
  • 30Jago

Accrington

  • 1Macey
  • 28Conneely
  • 5AldredBooked at 27mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Joyce
  • 24ProctorSubstituted forBarryat 78'minutes
  • 7McCartan
  • 19Maguire
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forWindassat 68'minutes
  • 11NaismithSubstituted forGrayat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 8Windass
  • 9Gray
  • 14Carver
  • 16Hunt
  • 22Dawber
  • 23Barry
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
4,872

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Mitch Duggan replaces Shamir Fenelon.

  8. Post update

    Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Antony Barry replaces Andrew Proctor.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Kal Naismith.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Rory Donnelly.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe26149340211951
2Burton26155636251150
3Shrewsbury26146636162048
4Luton25137529171246
5Newport2613763629746
6Southend2612862722544
7Stevenage2612593732541
8Exeter2711793637-140
9Plymouth26116929181139
10Bury2511593631538
11Morecambe26106102624236
12Cambridge251051039291035
13Wimbledon2596103536-133
14Accrington24103113440-633
15Northampton2694133738-131
16Portsmouth2578102731-429
17Oxford Utd2678112834-629
18Cheltenham2678112336-1329
19York2651292631-527
20Mansfield2576122133-1227
21Carlisle2683153247-1527
22Tranmere2568112630-426
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2645171846-2817
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