Match ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.
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.
- 39DuckworthBooked at 64mins
- 31MaherSubstituted forOliverat 86'minutes
- 8HotteSubstituted forHibbsat 36'minutes
- 7KosyloBooked at 56mins
- 23ThomsonSubstituted forHansonat 80'minutes
- 1DaviesBooked at 64mins
- 2BuxtonSubstituted forHarrisat 22'minutes
- 29ColeSubstituted forGinnellyat 61'minutesBooked at 77mins
- 9CookSubstituted forManganat 74'minutes
- Matt Donohue
Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Oliver replaces Niall Maher.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jacob Hanson replaces Connor Thomson.
Josh Ginnelly (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces Andy Cook.
Michael Duckworth (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Josh Ginnelly replaces Larnell Cole.
Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.
First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jake Hibbs replaces Nathan Hotte.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 2. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jay Harris replaces Adam Buxton.
Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.