National League
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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:

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Hill on Tranmere v Woking

"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

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

Substitutes

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

Woking

  • 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

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Woking 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Woking 0.

Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers).

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brian Saah (Woking).

Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Arthur (Woking).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Mark Ricketts (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Reece Beckles replaces Jake Caprice.

Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

Kadell Daniel (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

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

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Kadell Daniel replaces Bruno Andrade.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces James Norwood because of an injury.

Offside, Woking. Bruno Andrade tries a through ball, but Bruno Andrade is caught offside.

Corner, Woking.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Woking 0. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Norwood.

Foul by Liam Hogan (Tranmere Rovers).

Bruno Andrade (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Woking 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Woking 0.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Woking).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Giuseppe Sole (Woking).

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