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Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Mansfield Town

Mansfield's unbeaten start to the League Two season continued after they were held to a draw by Tranmere at Prenton Park.

Tyler Walker squandered the Stags' best chance when he blazed wide on the counter attack with 10 minutes left to play.

Otis Khan also missed a golden opportunity for the visitors, putting a free shot on goal weakly into the hands of Scott Davies.

James Norwood went close for Rovers in the opening 45 minutes but he was denied by Bobby Olejnik.

The contest was keenly contested by both sides in a game of few clear-cut chances, with a draw probably the fairest outcome.

Mansfield had finished the first half strongly, pushing Tranmere further back without creating anything particularly dangerous.

But Rovers responded after the break and when Jake Caprice crossed from the right Norwood was only denied by a deflection over the bar.

Connor Jennings cleared a header off the line late on to prevents a Mansfield winner before Norwood saw a low drive saved at the other end as the spoils were shared.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 5McNulty
  • 16Ellis
  • 6Monthe
  • 18SmithSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 70'minutes
  • 28Banks
  • 12McCullough
  • 11Jennings
  • 20Stockton
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 7Tollitt
  • 9Mullin
  • 17Mottley-Henry
  • 22Gilmour
  • 23George
  • 29Cole
  • 30Spellman

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 2WhiteBooked at 35mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 17Sweeney
  • 22Hamilton
  • 7MacDonald
  • 6Bishop
  • 3BenningSubstituted forAtkinsonat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10KhanSubstituted forButcherat 78'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forRoseat 78'minutes
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 8Mellis
  • 11Atkinson
  • 16Butcher
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 27Gibbens
  • 32Rose
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
5,466

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dylan Mottley-Henry (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tyler Walker.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Bobby Olejnik.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Bobby Olejnik.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Craig Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Calum Butcher replaces Otis Khan.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Dylan Mottley-Henry replaces Johnny Smith.

Foul by Johnny Smith (Tranmere Rovers).

Hayden White (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Hand ball by Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Malvind Benning.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter431082610
2Lincoln City431083510
3Colchester42209188
4Stevenage42206338
5MK Dons42204228
6Carlisle42116607
7Swindon4211910-17
8Newport421156-17
9Forest Green41306336
10Mansfield41306336
11Port Vale42025416
12Yeovil41216335
13Oldham41215415
14Tranmere41215505
15Grimsby412156-15
16Crewe411267-14
17Bury411234-14
18Crawley411246-24
19Cambridge411259-44
20Morecambe410319-83
21Northampton402246-22
22Cheltenham401314-31
23Macclesfield401349-51
24Notts County4013410-61
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