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

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Started on 16 October 2016 by MrTini23
Latest Reply on 23 July 2018 by MrTini23
Ooooooh very nice layout mate I like it!
2016-10-29 14:20#238161 Atoobie : Ooooooh very nice layout mate I like it!

Thanks mate. Glad you like it
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7 yearsEdited

Andy Cook scored twice for Tranmere as the home side's first-half blitz blew away Eastleigh at Prenton Park.

Tranmere: Davies, Sutton, Coker, Ihiekwe, Shaw (Ridehalgh 89), Tombides (Tollitt 77), Collins, Harris, Hughes (Almond 65), Cook, Norwood.
Subs Not Used: Turner, McNulty.

Booked: Collins, Harris.

Eastleigh: Huddart, Barry, Cresswell (Partington 56), Johnson, Cockerill-Mollett, Coulson (Essam 56), Muldoon, Drury, Howells (Dawson 56), Bird, Mandron.
Subs Not Used: Clarke, Constable.

Booked: Partington, Muldoon.

Referee: M Coy.
Stadium: Prenton Park.
Attendance: 5,590 (199 away).
Possession: Tranmere 48% - 52% Eastleigh
Shots: Tranmere 11 - 18 Eastleigh
On Target: Tranmere 8 - 7 Eastleigh
Fouls: Tranmere 14 - 11 Eastleigh
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7 yearsEdited

Tranmere boss Micky Mellon has hailed his side's squad depth, after seeing a much-changed side beat Eastleigh by five goals to one at Prenton Park.

From the side that started the win against Barrow, only four players retained a starting place going into the game with Eastleigh, James Norwood, Andy Cook, Frazer Shaw and Jeff Hughes being the men retained in the starting line up. Tranmere went on to win the game 5-1 with three of the four finding the target.

Mellon was understandably happy with his squad players after the game:

"Absolutely fantastic! What more can I say? To make seven changes to the starting eleven and still come away with a result like that really shows that we have excellent strength in depth here at Tranmere. The depth of the squad was something I marked for improvement when I joined here so to see this result makes me over the moon."
Some more good results man, keep it up!
2016-10-31 18:13#238225 mgriffin2012 : Some more good results man, keep it up!

Thanks man so far so good
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7 yearsEdited

Tranmere Rovers have been hit with a blow after the news that centre back Steve McNulty has picked up an injury.

Giant centre back McNulty pulled up in training holding his back and scans have revealed that the former Luton man has a back strain. Current estimates suggest that McNulty will miss atleast a month of action.

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon spoke of his disappointment but insisted that his side could cope with McNulty's absence.

"Obviously losing Steve is exactly what we didn't want. However, I believe that we have more than enough talent in the squad to cope. We have Jack (Fitzwater), Michael (Ihiekwe), Ritchie (Sutton) and Afolabi (Coker) who can all play centre back so I think we should be fine."
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7 yearsEdited

Tranmere made it 4 wins out of 4 in the 2016/17 season with a 2-1 win away at Boreham Wood.

Boreham Wood: Tupper, Ricketts, Devera, Paine, Ilesanmi, Davis (Harris 57), Kuhl, Andrade, Moke, Balanta (Jeffrey 62), Elford-Alliyu (Ferrier 62).
Subs Not Used: Holden, Smith.

Booked: Ricketts, Ilesanmi, Kuhl, Harris, Paine.

Tranmere: Turner, Vaughan (Ihiekwe 86), Fitzwater, Coker, Shaw (Ridehalgh 43), Mekki, Maynard, S Jennings, Hughes, Cook (C Jennings 55), Norwood.
Subs Not Used: Davies, Tombides.

Booked: Maynard, S Jennings, Norwood, Vaughan, Ridehalgh.

Referee: C Evans.
Stadium: Meadow Park.
Attendance: 707 (364 away).
Possession: Boreham Wood 50% - 50% Tranmere
Shots: Boreham Wood 7 - 11 Tranmere
On Target: Boreham Wood 3 - 6 Tranmere
Fouls: Boreham Wood 17 - 16 Tranmere
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7 yearsEdited

Tranmere have been hit with the news that Jeff Hughes will miss the next 6 weeks with an ankle injury.

Hughes was seen to be limping towards the latter stages of Tranmere's 2-1 win away at Boreham Wood and scans have revealed that the midfielder has suffered a twisted ankle.

The former Cambridge man has been in great form so far this season, scoring 4 goals in as many games, following his permanent move from Cambridge over the summer.

Whilst disappointed, Hughes told Tranmere Player that he would be back a better player.

"I'm really disappointed to pick up an injury now. I really feel like I've been playing well and finally getting the fans on my side. All I can do now is focus on my recovery and make sure that I come back stronger and fitter than ever."
Hopefully you can find a way of operating fully without him mate!
2016-11-02 19:50#238292 mgriffin2012 : Hopefully you can find a way of operating fully without him mate!

We have backup in his position so I'm hoping we'll be ok without him
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7 yearsEdited

Tranmere striker James Norwood continued his run of scoring in every game so far this season, as Tranmere beat Maidstone by 3 goals to 0 at Prenton Park.

Tranmere: Turner (Davies 42), Vaughan, Fitzwater, Coker, Ridehalgh, Tombides, Maynard, S Jennings, Mekki (C Jennings 33), Norwood, Cook.
Subs Not Used: Sutton, Collins, Ihiekwe.

Booked: C Jennings.

Maidstone: Larkins, Driver, Lokko, Omar, Mavilla (Acheampong 61), Rogers, Paxman, Harris (Evans 67), Odubade, Taylor (Dumaka 45), Greenhalgh.
Subs Not Used: Worgan, Sweeney.

Referee: C Hicks
Stadium: Prenton Park
Attendance: 5,723 (262 away)
Possession: Tranmere 53% - 47% Maidstone
Shots: Tranmere 11 - 4 Maidstone
On Target: Tranmere 5 - 4 Maidstone
Fouls: Tranmere 7 - 5 Maidstone
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7 yearsEdited

Tranmere Rovers captain Steve Jennings has spoken of his desperation to win when Tranmere travel to Southport on Saturday.

Tranmere captain Steve Jennings told a packed press conference about how he is treating the Southport game like his Merseyside derby.

"This is one of six derby matches for us really. With having Chester, Wrexham and Southport in our league who are so close, we can have 6 derbies a season pretty much. I'm a Liverpool lad so Southport is the one for me though. This is my Liverpool vs Everton. I'm desperate to win this match."

"We should have won at Southport last year really but a poor first half performance cost us. I'm determined to put that right and give the fans something to cheer about on Saturday."
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7 yearsEdited

It was Tranmere who took the spoils in the lower league Merseyside derby, winning 2-0 at Haig Avenue.

Southport: Belford, Jones, Nolan, Sheron, Moseley, Weeks (White 67), Lussey (Kearns 78), Gray (Grimes 63), Webb, Caton, Cofie.
Subs Not Used: Crump, Whittle.

Booked: Sheron.

Tranmere: Turner, Vaughan, Fitzwater (Ihiekwe 88), Coker, Shaw, Tombides, Maynard (Collins 88), S Jennings, Mekki, Cook (C Jennings 67), Norwood.
Subs Not Used: Davies, Ridehalgh.

Referee: M Thompson.
Stadium: Haig Avenue.
Attendance: 2,005 (940 away).
Possession: Southport 47% - 53% Tranmere
Shots: Southport 9 - 15 Tranmere
On Target: Southport 1 - 9 Tranmere
Fouls: Southport 13 - 17 Tranmere
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7 yearsEdited

Louis Almond came off the bench to score his first Tranmere goal, as the home side eased to a 3-0 win over Guiesley at Prenton Park.

Tranmere: Davies, Vaughan, Fitzwater, Ihiekwe, Ridehalgh, Tollitt, Harris, Collins, Kirby, Ilesanmi (Cook 45), C Jennings (Almond 67).
Subs Not Used: Turner, Coker, S Jennings.

Booked: Harris.

Guiesley: D Atkinson, East, Lawlor (Palmer 81), R Atkinson, Williams, Vidal, Purver (Clee 73), Walton, Hatfield, Preston, Mellors (Rankine 77).
Subs Not Used: Aymes, Lowe.

Referee: C Brook
Stadium: Prenton Park
Attendance: 5,119 (74 away)
Possession: Tranmere 51% - 49% Guiseley
Shots: Tranmere 10 - 10 Guiseley
On Target: Tranmere 5 - 3 Guiseley
Fouls: Tranmere 22 - 19 Guiseley

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