National League
TranmereTranmere Rovers1SouthportSouthport0

James Norwood's penalty earned Tranmere a sixth win in seven games as they overcame Southport at Prenton Park.

Rovers dominated from the outset, with Lois Maynard coming close to a first-minute goal, as the visitors adopted a defensive approach.

There were few chances for either side until just after the hour when Luke Foster brought down Norwood.

He got up to take the kick himself, putting it to the left of keeper Max Crocombe and that proved decisive.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 9Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forMackrethat 81'minutes
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Harris
  • 4JenningsBooked at 49mins
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 47mins
  • 11Maynard
  • 20Hughes

Substitutes

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

Southport

  • 25CrocombeBooked at 62mins
  • 8Wright
  • 6FosterBooked at 63mins
  • 4Nolan
  • 12BlakemanBooked at 30mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 22PhenixSubstituted forGrimshawat 90'minutes
  • 11JonesSubstituted forGilesat 65'minutes
  • 16Rutherford
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forBishopat 60'minutes
  • 7Allen

Substitutes

  • 10Bishop
  • 19Viscosi
  • 20Giles
  • 24Ryan
  • 26Grimshaw
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
5,199

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Sam Grimshaw replaces Michael Phenix.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adam Blakeman (Southport).

  5. Post update

    Jack Mackreth (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jack Mackreth replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Jonny Giles replaces Gary Jones because of an injury.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Southport 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  20. Booking

    Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card.

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