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Eastleigh 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere kept their National League play-off hopes alive as James Norwood's late winner saw them beat Eastleigh.

Eastleigh, unbeaten in 10 league games beforehand, saw Andy Drury and Josh Payne both shoot wide.

Lee Cook tested Rovers goalkeeper Scott Davies with a shot before Eastleigh goalkeeper Ross Flitney saved attempts from Adam Mekki and Norwood.

But Norwood headed in his 21st goal of the season to move Tranmere three points outside the top five.

Eastleigh are also three points adrift of the National League play-off places with one game left.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 5Turley
  • 18DrurySubstituted forCookat 57'minutes
  • 3Green
  • 4EvansBooked at 26mins
  • 31CoulsonSubstituted forPayneat 18'minutes
  • 10Reason
  • 14Strevens
  • 32Tubbs
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forOdubadeat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Reid
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Payne
  • 17Cook
  • 19Poke

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 4Jennings
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 24McNultySubstituted forRileyat 46'minutes
  • 23KirbySubstituted forMekkiat 60'minutes
  • 8HarrisSubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 82'minutes
  • 20Hughes
  • 11Maynard
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor-Fletcher
  • 13Turner
  • 15Riley
  • 17Mekki
  • 29Higdon
Referee:
Ollie Yates

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Will Evans (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Eastleigh. Will Evans tries a through ball, but Will Evans is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).

Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Matt Tubbs (Eastleigh).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Gary Taylor-Fletcher replaces Jay Harris.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Attempt missed. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh).

Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joe Partington (Eastleigh).

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt saved. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Attempt saved. Michael Green (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Offside, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade tries a through ball, but Yemi Odubade is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Jack Midson.

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

Foul by Lee Cook (Eastleigh).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

Josh Payne (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Jake Kirby.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Lee Cook replaces Andy Drury.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Attempt missed. Joe Partington (Eastleigh) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Payne with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham452911584295598
2Forest Green452511968422686
3Grimsby452214982443880
4Dover4523111175522380
5Braintree4522121153381578
6Tranmere4521121260441675
7Eastleigh4521121263511275
8Wrexham452091671541769
9Gateshead451910165766-967
10Macclesfield451981859471265
11Barrow451614156271-962
12Lincoln City451613166865361
13Bromley45179196669-360
14Woking451610196967258
15Southport451413184961-1255
16Aldershot45158225171-2053
17Chester451312206369-651
18Torquay451312205172-2151
19Boreham Wood451114204149-847
20Halifax451211225481-2747
21Guiseley451016194367-2446
22Altrincham451014214870-2244
23Kidderminster45813244568-2337
24Welling45811263570-3535
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