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Report: Guiseley 1-2 Tranmere Rovers

Posted: Mon 17 Apr 2017

Second half comeback seals three points

Tranmere Rovers scored two second half goals to turnaround a 1-0 deficit to beat Guiseley 2-1 on Bank Holiday Monday.
James Norwood and Andy Cook got on the scoresheet after the restart after a first half strike by Derek Asamoah had given Guiseley the lead.
Rovers manager Micky Mellon made two changes to the starting eleven which drew Aldershot Town on Good Friday. James Wallace replaced Lois Maynard and Andy Cook came in for Cole Stockton.
Rovers had a few early chances with Connor Jennings forcing a save from Jonathan Maxted in the opening 10 minutes.
A couple of half chances came and went with James Norwood going the closest before Andy Cook had a header cleared off the line from a right wing corner.
On 33 minutes, Guiseley took the lead when Derek Asamoah hit a thunderous strike from 30 yards which gave Scott Davies no chance.
Norwood had a chance just before half time but his effort lacked power and the hosts went in 1-0 up at the interval.
Tranmere came out all guns blazing at the beginning of the second half and after a couple of half chances, Jeff Hughes' right wing corner was headed home by Norwood at the back post.
Seven minutes later, Rovers took the lead when Michael Ihiekwe sent over a delightful 50 yard diagonal ball which found Cook who had peeled off his man, he took a touch and fired past Maxted.
Jack Dunn came on to replace Connor Jennings with 25 minutes remaining as the home side tried to get back in the game.
Michael Rankine hit a free kick which Lee Vaughan deflected away from goal before Cole Stockton was introduced for Cook.
Dunn curled a free kick which Maxted saved while at the other end, Jake Lawlor fired over from 30 yards.
Andy Mangan replaed James Norwood in the final minute of added time as Rovers saw out the game and took another three points to extend the Club record points tally for the season to 89.

Tranmere: Davies, Vaughan, Ridehalgh, McNulty, Ihiekwe, Buxton, Hughes, Wallace, C. Jennings, Cook, Norwood.
Subs: Turner, Mangan, Stockton, Dunn, Collins.

Attendance: 2148