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Posted Tue 08 Dec 09 at 21:38 PM

Aldershot 1 Tranmere 2

Tranmere booked their place in the Third Round of the FA Cup and a home tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers after goals from Ian Thomas-Moore and Terry Gornell gave them a 2-1 win over Aldershot at the Recreation Ground. It was another decent performance from Les Parry's side who just missed out on a fifth clean sheet in the last seven games when Aldershot netted in injury time. Rovers were unchanged for the second game in a row while Aldershot named the same side that played the first tie at Prenton Park. Gareth Edds volleyed over from John Welsh's throw in on five minutes while a run from Ian Thomas-Moore was ended just outside the area as Rovers started well. Aldershot came back into the contest and it needed a good tackle from Edds to bring Marvin Morgan's towards the area to an end and the striker shot wide soon after. On 27 minutes Luke Daniels missed his attempt to punch clear a free kick from Lewis Chalmers, and the Rovers keeper was fortunate to see the ball bounce off Anthony Charles and into his hands. Welsh volleyed over the bar from long range on 36 minutes while Daniels saved Anthony Straker's 18 yard effort at the other end four minutes later. Three minutes before half time Rovers took the lead. A quickly taken free kick was played by Welsh to Thomas-Moore and though his initial cross deflected straight back to him, the striker expertly volleyed in the rebound from a tight angle to the delight of the travelling fans. Four minutes into the second half Les Parry's side went two goals ahead. Thomas-Moore released Shaleum Logan down the right wing and his cross was played perfectly to Terry Gornell who controlled before shooting past MIkhael Jaimez-Ruiz and into the net. The Shots immediately went on the attack looking for a quick response but Rovers defended well and launched a break of their own, with Craig Curran racing through the opposition half before shooting wide of goal. Broomes cleared a shot from Chris Blackburn on 62 minutes while Marlon Jackson sent a long range effort wide of Daniels' goal. The home side continued to attack and saw Scott Donnelly shoot wide, while at the other end penalty appeals were ignored when Thomas-Moore ran on to a Gornell flick on only to go down in the area under the challenge of a home defender. Moments later, substitute Oliver Bozanic fired narrowly wide from six yards out. Paul McLaren replaced John Welsh with just over ten minutes remaining and the midfielder came close to creating a third when his free kick was turned across goal by Edds but Gornell couldn't find the target. Michael Ricketts came on for Gornell on 82 minutes while Daniels held on to Louie Soares' drive five minutes later. Ricketts and McLaren missed a chance to add a third as the game went into injury time and the home side handed themselves a lifeline deep into added time when Bozanic turned in following a goalmouth scramble. Aldershot: Jaimez-Ruiz, Herd, Sandell, Donnelly, Blackburn, Charles, Soares, Chalmers (Halls 53), Morgan, Jackson (Grant 82), Straker (Bozanic 68). Substitutes not used: Hinshelwood, Harding, Masters, Winfield. Tranmere: Daniels, Logan, Broomes, Goodison, Bakayogo, Edds, Taylor, Welsh (McLaren 77), Thomas-Moore, Gornell (Ricketts 82), Curran. Substitutes not used: Collister, Cresswell, Barnett, Fraughan, Shuker. Referee: Graham Horwood Yellow cards: Bakayogo (38), Gornell (57) Away attendance: 294

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