National League
TranmereTranmere Rovers1WokingWoking0

Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Woking

Jay Harris' goal gave Tranmere victory over Woking and a winning start to life in the National League.

Rovers, who were relegated from League Two last season, had to wait until the 58th minute to take the lead through Harris' 20-yard strike.

The midfielder could have scored earlier but his long-range effort was saved by away goalkeeper Jake Cole.

Cole Stockton glanced a header wide late in the second half for Rovers, who then held on to claim the three points.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"There is always a lot of anticipation on the first day of the season and it was a very interesting fixture on paper. I look over the 90 minutes, and particularly over the first half, we dominated for long periods of time and we had opportunities to go in front. I felt comfortable at half-time.

"I felt we bossed the first half for long periods, the second half was very even and we had the best opportunity 10 minutes in.

"We tried and went with three up front in a big way to try and get an equaliser. It wasn't to be but there were some positives despite the defeat."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Davies
  • 5Hogan
  • 2Sutton
  • 4Jennings
  • 16Hill
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 11Maynard
  • 8Harris
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 18Stockton
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forMekkiat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Turner
  • 14Mangan
  • 15Riley
  • 17Mekki
  • 19Margetts

Woking

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cole
  • 2CapriceSubstituted forBecklesat 80'minutes
  • 5Saah
  • 7Jones
  • 3Arthur
  • 6Yakubu
  • 4Ricketts
  • 8Murtagh
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forDanielat 68'minutes
  • 9RendellSubstituted forSoleat 41'minutes
  • 11Goddard

Substitutes

  • 10Sole
  • 13Poku
  • 14Beckles
  • 16Daniel
  • 18Hamann
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
5,583

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Woking 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Woking 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

  4. Post update

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

  9. Post update

    Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Brian Saah (Woking).

  11. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

  13. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces Jake Caprice.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Kadell Daniel (Woking) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Steven Jennings tries a through ball, but Steven Jennings is caught offside.