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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 FC Halifax Town

Tranmere continued their unbeaten start to the new season with a narrow win over pointless Halifax.

Rovers, relegated from the Football League last season, took the lead in the 74th minute when Andy Mangan scored from Liam Ridehalgh's pass.

The visitors had their best spell just before half-time but were unable to find the breakthrough.

Gary Brabin's Rovers sit second having won three of their four games while Halifax are bottom.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2SuttonBooked at 24mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 16HillBooked at 39mins
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 11MaynardBooked at 52mins
  • 15Riley
  • 8Harris
  • 4Jennings
  • 19Margetts
  • 14Mangan

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 13Turner
  • 17Mekki
  • 18Stockton
  • 23Kirby

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 15Roberts
  • 50BrownBooked at 70mins
  • 6BencherifSubstituted forHughesat 77'minutes
  • 3McManus
  • 2BoltonBooked at 24mins
  • 4James
  • 8WhitehouseSubstituted forMacDonaldat 82'minutes
  • 16Hibbs
  • 18TutonBooked at 64mins
  • 9Burrow

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 10Bishop
  • 11Walker
  • 17MacDonald
  • 24Hughes
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
5,235

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Attempt saved. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Josh MacDonald with a cross.

Attempt saved. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Elliot Whitehouse.

Attempt saved. Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Hamza Bencherif.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs tries a through ball, but Jake Hibbs is caught offside.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt blocked. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt missed. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town).

Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town).

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Jordan Burrow tries a through ball, but Jordan Burrow is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers).

Sean Tuton (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Elliot Whitehouse tries a through ball, but Elliot Whitehouse is caught offside.

Foul by Jonathon Margetts (Tranmere Rovers).

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

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