Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Barrow 0.
Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Barrow
Andy Cook marked his home debut with a goal against his former club as Tranmere secured a 2-0 win over Barrow in the National League.
Cook scored 24 league goals for the Cumbrians last season before moving to Prenton Park over the summer and he wasted little time opening his account for Rovers when he headed in a Steven Jennings corner in the 40th minute.
Tranmere could have taken the lead midway through the first half when Jay Harris did well to tee up James Norwood but the striker scuffed his volley.
Rovers sealed the points in the 86th minute when Norwood was brought down in the box by goalkeeper Joel Dixon and he stepped up to smash in the resulting penalty.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3RidehalghSubstituted forVaughanat 1'minutes
- 4JenningsBooked at 30mins
- 10NorwoodSubstituted forKirbyat 90'minutes
- 1DixonBooked at 86mins
- 5LiveseySubstituted forMurrayat 50'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 8HarveySubstituted forHaworthat 80'minutes
- 20HarrisonSubstituted forBennettat 75'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Barrow 0.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces James Norwood.
Euan Murray (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Barrow 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a.
Joel Dixon (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Barrow. Andy Haworth replaces Alex-Ray Harvey.
Substitution, Barrow. Richard Bennett replaces Byron Harrison.
Substitution, Barrow. Euan Murray replaces Danny Livesey.
Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Barrow 0.
First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Barrow 0.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Barrow 0. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).
Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lee Vaughan replaces Liam Ridehalgh.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.