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Tranmere Rovers 3-1 Aldershot Town

Tranmere Rovers extended their unbeaten run in the National League to six games with a comfortable win over Aldershot.

Sam Hatton fired the Shots ahead from 10 yards out, but James Norwood fired past Dan Thomas to level the scores.

Adam Mekki tapped in from close range to put the hosts ahead, having reacted quickest when Steven Jennings's effort rebounded off the crossbar.

And Andy Mangan latched on to Norwood's through-ball to slot home and secure the three points late on.

Rovers move up to seventh in the table, three points ahead of Aldershot, who slip to 13th place.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Barry Smith: Aldershot boss on defeat to Tranmere

"I think it slipped out of our own hands and at one-nil in injury time in the first half we conceded a soft goal, but Omar and Jack have done extremely well for us. We don't want to be too hard on them because they're young boys and they've made a mistake.

"We more then held our own in the first half. These boys have been on a good run and they will be again, and it's about getting them ready for Saturday. Don't get me wrong, the goals are good from their point, but Rhys Browne has a chance to get us back into the game.

"We would've had the front foot then, and although Rhys should be hitting the target, he's being doing well for us so we're not going to lambaste him."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 4JenningsBooked at 89mins
  • 2Sutton
  • 16Hill
  • 8Harris
  • 10Norwood
  • 17Mekki
  • 11Maynard
  • 20DawsonSubstituted forMargettsat 90+4'minutes
  • 9BlissettSubstituted forManganat 46'minutes
  • 12Ihiekwe

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mangan
  • 19Margetts
  • 28Gumbs

Aldershot

  • 13Thomas
  • 12Alexander
  • 14BecklesBooked at 89mins
  • 16Gallagher
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 5Saville
  • 7HattonSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 78'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 8Stevenson
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forWalkerat 65'minutes
  • 17Brodie
  • 10Walker

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 19Walker
  • 21Harris
  • 22Dawber
Referee:
Adrian Holmes

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Aldershot Town 1.

Foul by Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers).

Jack Saville (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jonathon Margetts replaces Adam Dawson because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Aldershot Town 1. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Norwood.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Adam Dawson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Dawson with a cross.

Foul by Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town).

Adam Dawson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan tries a through ball, but Andy Mangan is caught offside.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Booking

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Aldershot Town).

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Sam Hatton.

Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Aldershot Town 1. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Walker replaces Rhys Browne.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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