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Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Torquay United

Andy Mangan scored his first goals since re-signing for Tranmere with a brace in their victory over Torquay at Prenton Park.

The hosts started the brightest and striker Mangan opened the scoring on 12 minutes as he found the back of the net with a great curling effort from the left side of the penalty area.

Four minutes later, the former Bolton youth player sent home another chance before the referee's assistant chalked it out for offside, but he made no mistake as he fired through Torquay goalkeeper Brendan Moore's legs to double his tally at the start of the second half.

The Gulls pulled one back just after the hour as Lee Vaughan miscued a pass back to Scott Davies and Dan Sparkes took advantage and reduced the deficit, but Rovers held on for maximum points which saw them move up a spot to fourth.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2Vaughan
  • 12Sutton
  • 20Maynard
  • 3RidehalghSubstituted forIhiekweat 52'minutes
  • 8HarrisSubstituted forKirbyat 77'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 18Tollitt
  • 9Cook
  • 19ManganSubstituted forNorwoodat 63'minutes
  • 24Hughes

Substitutes

  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 10Norwood
  • 13Turner
  • 17Kirby
  • 21Dawson

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 12Verma
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 25FitzpatrickSubstituted forBlissettat 76'minutes
  • 5GallifuocoBooked at 39mins
  • 19Ward
  • 15McGinty
  • 8YoungSubstituted forGerringat 17'minutes
  • 18ReidSubstituted forChaneyat 84'minutes
  • 27Moore
  • 11Sparkes

Substitutes

  • 6Gerring
  • 7Chaney
  • 9Blissett
  • 26Robba
  • 28McCoulsky
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
4,449

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Sam Chaney replaces Jamie Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jay Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Blissett replaces David Fitzpatrick.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 1. Dan Sparkes (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andy Mangan.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Michael Ihiekwe replaces Liam Ridehalgh.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Torquay United 0. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0.

Booking

Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ben Gerring replaces Luke Young.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Torquay United 0. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green23145442212147
2Lincoln City22144448222646
3Barrow22128239192044
4Tranmere22135432161644
5Dag & Red22133632221042
6Dover2113174234840
7Boreham Wood2210662618836
8Eastleigh229853325835
9Gateshead2297638251334
10Macclesfield2110472821734
11Aldershot239682624233
12Chester228863426832
13Sutton United228592727029
14Bromley228592831-329
15Wrexham227872127-629
16Solihull Moors2274112837-925
17Torquay2264122029-922
18Maidstone United2264122541-1622
19Woking2255123443-920
20Braintree2255122440-1620
21Southport2255122548-2320
22Guiseley2244142538-1316
23York2237122141-2016
24North Ferriby United2243151033-2315
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