National League
TranmereTranmere Rovers1HalifaxFC Halifax Town0

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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Halifax

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  11. Substitution

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

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town).

  20. Post update

    Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.