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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Eastleigh

James Constable
James Constable has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Eastleigh this season

James Constable scored a second-half winner and was sent off as Eastleigh pulled off a shock victory away at high-flying Tranmere Rovers.

Rovers dominated the first half, keeper Ross Flitney saving Andy Mangan's penalty and making several other stops.

But Joe Partington headed the Spitfires ahead from Jai Reason's cross before Tranmere had Lois Maynard sent off.

Constable's spot-kick made it 2-0 and the visitors held on despite Constable seeing red and a Steve Jennings goal.

Jennings tapped in James Norwood's cross to give Tranmere hope but Eastleigh hung on for victory.

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Davies
  • 2SuttonSubstituted forJenningsat 57'minutes
  • 5Hogan
  • 11MaynardBooked at 50mins
  • 16Hill
  • 15Riley
  • 7JacksonSubstituted forMekkiat 62'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 20DawsonSubstituted forRidehalghat 67'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 44mins
  • 14Mangan

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 4Jennings
  • 13Turner
  • 17Mekki
  • 19Margetts

Eastleigh

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 5TurleyBooked at 27mins
  • 18Drury
  • 3GreenSubstituted forHardingat 46'minutes
  • 4EvansBooked at 29mins
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forOdubadeat 76'minutes
  • 8PayneBooked at 84mins
  • 14StrevensBooked at 90mins
  • 10Reason
  • 9ConstableBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 7Odubade
  • 11Lafayette
  • 13Noice
  • 17Cook
  • 20Harding
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
5,133

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Eastleigh 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Eastleigh 2.

  3. Booking

    Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

  5. Post update

    Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Jai Reason (Eastleigh) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Booking

    Josh Payne (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Eastleigh).

  12. Post update

    James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Eastleigh 2. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Norwood.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Jack Midson.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Midson (Eastleigh).

  18. Post update

    Martin Riley (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  19. Dismissal

    James Constable (Eastleigh) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

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