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Tranmere Rovers - Who needs a lemon when you've got a Mellon!

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JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2017-08-05 11:55
gb 344 posts 6 likes joined Jan 07, 2016

Andy Cook scored twice for Tranmere, as they moved to within three points of the National League title, winning 2-0 away at North Ferriby.

North Ferriby: Watson, Hare (Fallowfield 55), Gray, Slade, Lehy, Gordon (Brogan 75), Oliver, O'Hanlon, B Shaw (Robinson 60), Thompson, Lewis.
Subs Not Used: Douglas, Bateson.

Tranmere: Davies, Buxton (Coker 90), Fitzwater, Vyner, Honeyball, F Shaw, Wallace (Tombides 69), Collins, Tollitt, Norwood, Cook.
Subs Not Used: Turner, Mangan, Ridehalgh.

Referee: S Bennett
Stadium: Grange Lane
Attendance: 760 (413 away)
Possession: North Ferriby 42% - 58% Tranmere
Shots: North Ferriby 10 - 12 Tranmere
On Target: North Ferriby 3 - 5 Tranmere
Fouls: North Ferriby 4 - 12 Tranmere
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2017-08-05 11:58
gb 344 posts 6 likes joined Jan 07, 2016

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon has called for his players to do the club proud and win the National League title, whilst denying claims that his players are nervous.

"We know the situation and what we need to do," said Mellon in an interview with Radio City.

"The lads are all buzzing and raring to go against Braintree and we know what's at stake. Three points wins us the National League title, along with promotion back to the football league and we want it more than anything. With that said, we know that the job is not done. We know that we need to put in a performance to pick up the three points. That is what we have done all season long and we simply just need to continue that."

"We want to do it for the fans. The fans of this club are some of the best fans in the world and we want to do them proud. They deserve success and we are in the situation where we can give it to them. They will fill Prenton Park and back us and we need to deliver for them. The players know what the need to do and none of them are nervous. They're probably the opposite, they can't wait."
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2017-08-12 11:54
gb 344 posts 6 likes joined Jan 07, 2016

Tranmere won the National League title and promotion back to the football league with a 1-0 a home against Braintree, Andy Cook's goal giving them the 3 points they needed.

Tranmere: Davies, Vaughan (McNulty 61), Fitzwater, Vyner, Coker, Shaw, Harris, Tombides, Tollitt (Mekki 78), Norwood (Mangan 61), Cook.
Subs Not Used: Turner, Wallace.

Booked: Coker, Harris, Mangan.

Braintree: Beasant, Ashton, Goodman, Stoke, Okimo, Beere, Corne, Lee (Braham-Barrett 72), Dunne (Gayle 77), Midson (Akinola 61), Goodship.
Subs Not Used: Banner, Barnard.

Booked: Corne, Goodman.

Referee: C Hicks
Stadium: Prenton Park
Attendance: 5,264 (41 away)
Possession: Tranmere 53% - 47% Braintree
Shots: Tranmere 14 - 2 Braintree
On Target: Tranmere 5 - 1 Braintree
Fouls: Tranmere 18 - 10 Braintree
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2017-08-12 11:54
gb 344 posts 6 likes joined Jan 07, 2016

Tranmere boss Micky Mellon was delighted after seeing his Tranmere side win the National League title with a 1-0 win against a very defensive Braintree side at Prenton Park.

Playing away from home against the league leaders, Braintree defended for the lives and kept 11 men behind the ball for the majority of the game. It was clear that the home side were getting frustrated but Tranmere were able to make the breakthrough when Andy Cook fired home a pass from Jay Harris.

"It was a great show of patience by us today," Mellon told BT Sport.

"Braintree came here with a gameplan and set their stall out to defend for the entirity of the game. It was always going to be difficult to break them down with 11 behind the ball. I told the guys at half time that we just needed to be patient and that our chance would come, and I'm glad we managed to take our chance. I couldn't think of anyone else I would have wanted on the end of that chance and Cookie took it brilliantly."

"I'm absolutely over the moon to deliver the title for the fans. Make no mistake, this title and promotion is for them. I have never come across a more passionate or dedicated set of fans than we have here at Prenton Park so it's great to finally give them something to shout about after a number of years of despair."
JohnWarrington's avatar Group JohnWarrington 2017-08-12 11:55
gb 344 posts 6 likes joined Jan 07, 2016

Here we have all the reaction after Tranmere secured the National League title with a 1-0 win at home against Braintree.

"I'm so proud of what we've achieved this season. I said when I came back that my goal was to win the league and I'm delighted that we've managed it. However, the season isn't over and we need to continue to win and take the moment into next season. A big thanks to the fans as well, they've been incredible."
Tranmere manager Micky Mellon

"I'm absolutely made up. We're back! League Two watch out because we're not a team to be underestimated."
Tranmere captain Steve Jennings

"It's a great feeling. It was our aim to win the league at the start of the season so to do so brings me and the lads a great deal of pride. I'm glad I've been able to do my bit and hopefully I keep keep scoring in the higher leagues."
Tranmere top goalscorer James Norwood

"Tranmere have been a class apart in the National League this season. Micky has them playing some great stuff.
Former Tranmere manager and Radio City pundit John Aldridge

"It's a great day for the football club. We are back in the football league where we belong. I'd like to thank Micky and the players for all their hard work and the fans for their continued fantastic support. The objective now is to remain in the football league."
Tranmere chairman Mark Palios
ScottT's avatar Group ScottT 2017-08-13 21:47
gb 920 posts 115 likes joined Apr 04, 2016
Congratulations on promotion mate, hopefully you'll be able to take Tranmere back to the glory days again. Weren't too long ago they were in the mix for promotion to the Championship!
Justice's avatar Group Justice 2017-08-14 10:41
00 4668 posts 567 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
Huge big massive congratulations on promotion! A big step for the football club!
De Magere's avatar Group De Magere 2017-08-14 12:16
nl 77 posts 12 likes joined Jul 04, 2017
What a performance! Amazing feeling winning the title.

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