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FC Halifax Town 0-2 Tranmere Rovers

Andy Cook and James Norwood continued their stunning scoring form as Tranmere secured second place in the National League following a 2-0 win at Halifax.

Macclesfield's lunchtime win at Eastleigh saw them crowned champions but Tranmere overcame that disappointment by easing into a 2-0 lead inside 23 minutes.

Cook turned and fired home in the fourth minute, claiming his 27th goal of the season and 50th for the club.

Norwood doubled Tranmere's lead when he got on the end of a free-kick to grab his 20th league goal of the campaign.

Halifax missed a chance to reduce the deficit in the 63rd minute when Matthew Kosylo saw his penalty saved by Scott Davies, who redeemed himself having upended Mike Fondop-Talom.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 39DuckworthBooked at 64mins
  • 21Graham
  • 22Collins
  • 11McManus
  • 31MaherSubstituted forOliverat 86'minutes
  • 8HotteSubstituted forHibbsat 36'minutes
  • 7KosyloBooked at 56mins
  • 23ThomsonSubstituted forHansonat 80'minutes
  • 33Fondop-Talom
  • 32Hanley

Substitutes

  • 10Oliver
  • 13Nicholson
  • 20Hibbs
  • 24Hanson
  • 34Tuton

Tranmere

  • 1DaviesBooked at 64mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 2BuxtonSubstituted forHarrisat 22'minutes
  • 4Sutton
  • 10Norwood
  • 15Norburn
  • 11Jennings
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 24Hughes
  • 29ColeSubstituted forGinnellyat 61'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 9CookSubstituted forManganat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Harris
  • 16Ginnelly
  • 19Mangan
  • 22Taylor
  • 33Monthe
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
3,113

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Oliver replaces Niall Maher.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jacob Hanson replaces Connor Thomson.

Booking

Josh Ginnelly (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces Andy Cook.

Booking

Michael Duckworth (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Josh Ginnelly replaces Larnell Cole.

Booking

Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Nathan Hotte.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jay Harris replaces Adam Buxton.

Goal!

Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield452611865461989
2Tranmere4424101076423482
3Sutton United4522101365521376
4Aldershot4520151063501375
5Fylde4520121382562672
6Boreham Wood4519151161461572
7Dover4519131360431770
8Ebbsfleet4418161058471170
9Bromley4419121373532069
10Wrexham4517181049391069
11Dag & Red451911156960968
12Maidenhead United441513165964-558
13Leyton Orient441512175554157
14Gateshead441218145950954
15Halifax451315174858-1054
16Eastleigh451217166171-1053
17Hartlepool451314185162-1153
18Maidstone United451314185264-1253
19Solihull Moors441312194655-951
20Barrow441115185061-1148
21Woking45139235474-2048
22Torquay441011234168-2741
23Chester45713254078-3834
24Guiseley44612263983-4430
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