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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Blackpool

Tranmere Rovers came from behind to claim a hard-earned point in a bruising 1-1 draw with Blackpool at Prenton Park.

Ben Heneghan gave the Seasiders the lead in the ninth minute but, two minutes before the break, Morgan Ferrier drew Rovers level with a fine individual goal.

Poor defending from set-pieces was once again the hosts' Achilles heel as they failed to deal with an early corner that was eventually bundled through Aaron Chapman's legs on the line, Chester old boy Heneghan claiming the last touch.

But Ferrier was holding the ball up superbly for Tranmere at the other end and he finally got a return for his efforts just before half-time, turning his man in the box before slotting into the bottom corner.

Rovers took the game to Blackpool after the break with Mark Howard brilliantly denying Connor Jennings before Ferrier hit the post with the rebound late on.

But the visitors held on for a share on the spoils and with MK Dons conceding late on elsewhere, Tranmere stay out of the relegation zone on goals scored heading into 2020.

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Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 31Chapman
  • 14Caprice
  • 4Nelson
  • 6Monthe
  • 2Woods
  • 17Perkins
  • 35Danns
  • 7Morris
  • 11Jennings
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 10Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 8Potter
  • 9Mullin
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 25Pilling
  • 29Walker-Rice
  • 45Payne

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 20TurtonBooked at 63mins
  • 6Heneghan
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 38mins
  • 26HusbandBooked at 26mins
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forDelfounesoat 72'minutes
  • 8SpearingBooked at 85mins
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 25Guy
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forKaikaiat 72'minutes
  • 24Nuttall

Substitutes

  • 7Delfouneso
  • 9Hardie
  • 10Kaikai
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Tilt
  • 28Sims
  • 29MacDonald
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
8,487

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Blackpool 1.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

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

Booking

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Attempt blocked. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Callum Guy (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

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

Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Howard (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Liam Feeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sullay Kaikai replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt blocked. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Ryan Edwards (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Morgan Ferrier.

Booking

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe23127431211043
2Oxford Utd22116541212039
3Rotherham23115740241638
4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton204791542-277
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