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Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Rochdale

A double from captain Ian Henderson helped Rochdale on their way to a 3-2 opening-day win at 10-man Tranmere in League One.

Brian Barry-Murphy's men led after 12 minutes after Callum Camps was brought down in the box by Sid Nelson, with forward Henderson sending Scott Davies the wrong way from 12 yards.

The visitors then doubled their advantage with 48 minutes played, when Henderson lofted a right-footed shot from the left side of the area over Davies and into the top-right corner.

Substitute Morgan Ferrier twice went close to pulling one back for Rovers, heading just wide from Kieron Morris' cross before hitting the post with a low strike.

Rochdale's third goal at Prenton Park came through Rhys Norrington-Davies in the 68th minute, profiting from Camps' pass inside the box to dispatch with the outside of his left boot under Davies.

Stephen Dooley's own goal saw Tranmere reduce the deficit, before Connor Jennings' stoppage-time strike narrowed the gap further.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy was then sent off for the hosts as Dale held on for the three points.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 4NelsonSubstituted forMullinat 90+6'minutes
  • 5Ray
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 28BanksBooked at 53mins
  • 17Perkins
  • 7Morris
  • 19PonticelliSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11JenningsBooked at 45mins
  • 45PayneSubstituted forFerrierat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 8Potter
  • 9Mullin
  • 10Ferrier
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 20Gilmour
  • 25Pilling

Rochdale

  • 25SánchezBooked at 58mins
  • 13Keohane
  • 6O'ConnellSubstituted forRyanat 79'minutes
  • 4McNulty
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 14RathboneBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMorleyat 57'minutes
  • 8WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 7Dooley
  • 11PykeSubstituted forDoneat 70'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Delaney
  • 9Andrew
  • 16Done
  • 20Ryan
  • 28Morley
  • 31Wade
  • 41Matheson
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
8,032

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Rochdale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Rochdale 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Sid Nelson.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Rochdale 3. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emmanuel Monthe following a corner.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Ferrier.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Stephen Dooley, Rochdale. Tranmere Rovers 1, Rochdale 3.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Scott Davies tries a through ball, but Morgan Ferrier is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jimmy Ryan replaces Eoghan O'Connell.

Offside, Rochdale. Jimmy McNulty tries a through ball, but Ian Henderson is caught offside.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Morgan Ferrier tries a through ball, but Kieron Morris is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Rekeil Pyke.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Rochdale 3. Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Camps.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Sid Nelson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieron Morris.

Foul by Stephen Dooley (Rochdale).

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ian Henderson.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale).

David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Fleetwood11003123
2Blackpool11002023
3Lincoln City11002023
4Wycombe11002023
5Rochdale11003213
6Rotherham11002113
7Coventry11001013
8Ipswich11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Doncaster10101101
11Gillingham10101101
12Oxford Utd10101101
13Sunderland10101101
14MK Dons00000000
15Tranmere100123-10
16Wimbledon100112-10
17Burton100101-10
18Portsmouth100101-10
19Southend100101-10
20Peterborough100113-20
21Accrington100102-20
22Bristol Rovers100102-20
23Bury0000000-12
24Bolton100102-2-12
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