National League
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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Altrincham

James Norwood secured back-to-back National League wins for Tranmere with a narrow victory against Altrincham.

Norwood won the game for Rovers in the first half, latching onto a long ball from Lois Maynard to slot home.

Rovers could have extended their lead before half-time, only for Michael Ihiekwe's header to strike the post.

Scott Leather nearly equalised for Altrincham late on when he headed onto the woodwork, before Tranmere keeper Scott Davies denied Damian Reeves.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 11Maynard
  • 16Hill
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 17MekkiSubstituted forManganat 69'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 81mins
  • 29TomlinsonSubstituted forKirbyat 86'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 4Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mangan
  • 18Stockton
  • 23Kirby

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 5Havern
  • 4Moult
  • 3GriffinBooked at 52mins
  • 6Leather
  • 7Lawrie
  • 8Richman
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forBowermanat 86'minutes
  • 10Reeves
  • 9RankineSubstituted forCleeat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Clee
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 18Bowerman
  • 23Williams
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
5,414

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away16
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Altrincham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Leather (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Lawrie.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Jordan Sinnott with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Adam Griffin (Altrincham).

  8. Post update

    Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. George Bowerman replaces Ryan Crowther.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Ben Tomlinson.

  14. Post update

    Scott Leather (Altrincham) hits the woodwork with a header from the centre of the box.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Booking

    James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Tranmere Rovers).

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