The FA Cup - First Round
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Peterborough United 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

Andy Cook climbed off the bench to earn non-league Tranmere an FA Cup replay following a draw at League One Peterborough in the first round.

Substitute Cook had only been on the pitch for four minutes when heading Rovers' leveller. He converted a 72nd-minute cross from the right by former Peterborough man Jeff Hughes.

The National League outfit, who sit 54 places below their hosts in the English football pecking order, were the better team in a first half which will not live long in the memory.

But the deadlock was broken by Posh striker Jack Marriott eight minutes into the second period - with his side's first on-target attempt of the game!

The striker rifled in his 11th goal of the season on the turn after Ryan Tafazolli headed down a Marcus Maddison corner from the left.

Michael Doughty wasted a glorious chance to double their lead moments before Cook equalised and substitute Idris Kanu was denied by goalkeeper Scott Davies soon after parity had been restored.

Only a smart save from Conor O'Malley denied Ollie Norburn a last-gasp winner for Tranmere.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25O'Malley
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forAndersonat 79'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 11Maddison
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forMillerat 86'minutes
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forKanuat 71'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 2Shephard
  • 9Miller
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 23Chettle

Tranmere

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Davies
  • 6McEveleyBooked at 51mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 4Sutton
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 15Norburn
  • 18Mottley-Henry
  • 24HughesBooked at 81mins
  • 10Norwood
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forColeat 69'minutes
  • 22McDonaghSubstituted forCookat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 9Cook
  • 17Kirby
  • 20Duggan
  • 29Cole
  • 31Clarke
  • 40Wharton
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,750

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Norburn (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norburn (Tranmere Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Conor O'Malley.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Norburn (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Ricky Miller replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

  13. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  18. Booking

    Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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