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Accrington Stanley 1-2 Tranmere Rovers

Goals from James Vaughan and Mark Ellis gave relegation-threatened Tranmere a win over Accrington, who finished with 10 men.

Tranmere remain in the bottom three but have games in hand on the teams above them.

Stanley forced all the early pressure, with Dion Charles firing wide and Scott Davies denying Callum Johnson, but it was Tranmere who opened the scoring with their first attack on eight minutes.

A Kieron Morris free-kick found the head of Bradford loanee Vaughan eight yards out and he guided the ball past Joe Bursik for his 13th goal of the campaign, and second for Rovers.

Stanley continued to create chances, with Joe Pritchard's effort not far off the top corner, but did not really test the Tranmere keeper Scott Davies and the visitors struck again on 77 minutes.

Peter Clarke fed the ball across the face of goal after Stanley failed to clear a corner and Ellis had the easy task of tapping into an empty net at the far post.

Stanley set up a grandstand finish when Alex Woodyard headed Bobby Grant's free-kick into his own net on 82 minutes but, in added time, Stanley defender Harvey Rodgers saw red for a second bookable offence.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Bursik
  • 2Johnson
  • 18RodgersBooked at 90mins
  • 36Opoku
  • 12MaguireSubstituted forGrantat 81'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 8FinleyBooked at 72mins
  • 7Clark
  • 32Charles
  • 10Pritchard
  • 19BishopSubstituted forZanzalaat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sherif
  • 9Zanzala
  • 15Grant
  • 16Barclay
  • 34Alese
  • 40Savin
  • 42Diallo

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1DaviesBooked at 88mins
  • 22Wilson
  • 16Ellis
  • 24Clarke
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 79mins
  • 7Morris
  • 12McCulloughSubstituted forPerkinsat 60'minutes
  • 36Woodyard
  • 23Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forMontheat 86'minutes
  • 11JenningsBooked at 34minsSubstituted forDannsat 60'minutes
  • 19Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 6Monthe
  • 10Ferrier
  • 17Perkins
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 33Cook
  • 35Danns
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
2,881

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Bobby Grant (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley).

  9. Post update

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

  11. Post update

    Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

  15. Booking

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Emmanuel Monthe replaces Corey Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Finley.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Finley with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry341813348301867
2Rotherham35188961382362
3Oxford Utd35179961372460
4Peterborough351781068402859
5Sunderland351611848301859
6Portsmouth34178951341759
7Fleetwood341611749361359
8Wycombe3417894540559
9Doncaster341591051331854
10Ipswich3614101246361052
11Gillingham35121584234851
12Burton341211114848047
13Blackpool341112114341245
14Lincoln City35126174446-242
15Bristol Rovers34119143649-1342
16Shrewsbury341011133142-1141
17Accrington351010154753-640
18MK Dons35107183647-1137
19Rochdale34106183957-1836
20Wimbledon35811163952-1335
21Tranmere3378183459-2529
22Southend3547243985-4619
23Bolton33510182564-3913
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