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Match Preview: Lincoln City

13 December 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers head to Sincil Bank on Saturday afternoon for a Sky Bet League One fixture away at Lincoln City, kick-off 3pm.

Micky Mellon’s men visit Lincolnshire this weekend following on from last weekend’s 1-1 draw at home to Accrington Stanley in front of the Prenton Park crowd.

Standing in their way are an Imps side who were promoted alongside Tranmere last term.

Michael Appleton’s squad are four points and four places above Rovers in the third-tier following a 2-0 win at Burton Albion.

Three points for Tranmere on Saturday could move them up to 18th if results go their way.

Team news

Captain Scott Davies will miss the Lincoln clash after he sustained a calf injury against Accrington.

Mark Ellis, Evan Gumbs, Ishmael Miller, Harvey Gilmour and Ollie Banks all remain out.

Morgan Ferrier is also a doubt, while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is back at Manchester United to receive treatment on a hip injury.

One to Watch

Forward Tyler Walker is Lincoln’s top scorer this season, with seven goals to his name so far.

Walker is currently on loan at Sincil Bank for the 2019/20 campaign from Sky Bet Championship club Nottingham Forest.

The 23-year-old came through Forest’s youth system, and he has made 33 league appearances for the Tricky Trees since his debut in 2015.

Walker has since been loaned out from the City Ground, spending temporary spells at Burton Albion, Stevenage, Port Vale, Bolton Wanderers and Mansfield Town.

Walker linked up with Lincoln in August this year, ahead of the new campaign.

Match Officials

Referee: Carl Boyeson

David Avent and Andrew Dallison
Fourth Official: Hristo Karaivanov

Tickets

The SWA have been allocated 797 reserved seating tickets for the 3pm kick-off at Sincil Bank, with the SWA located in the Stacey West Stand in the south section of the ground, behind the goal.

In this allocation, Tranmere have been given four wheelchair and carer tickets.

If Tranmere request additional allocation, Lincoln City would deem this fixture 'All Ticket' for visiting supporters therefore no sales on the day will be available.

Tickets will be sold in block order. Should a further allocation be sent this will include restricted view seats, these will be sold last, however no discounts apply to these tickets. 

Admission details are as follows: 

Adult: £26

Concession 60+: £21

Young Person 18-21: £21

Disabled: £21

Junior (Under 18): £11

Official Club coach travel will depart Prenton Park at 10am. The price structure is as follows:

Adult - £27

Adult Member - £25

Concession - £26

Concession Member - £24

Match and travel tickets will be available to buy by clicking here

Past Meetings

Tranmere Rovers’ record against the Imps stands at 26 victories, 20 draws and 25 defeats ever since the first meeting in 1922.

Match Coverage

Your TRFC Radio match day commentary team of Phill Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at Sincil Bank.

iFollow Tranmere is the only place you can listen to devoted TRFC coverage and if you sign-up, you can watch exclusive behind the scenes content, interviews and match highlights.

An audio match pass on iFollow costs just £2.50! To sign-up, CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @TranmereRovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

Did you know?

Micky Mellon’s TRFC were unbeaten against Lincoln last season, earning three points under the Prenton Park floodlights in a 1-0 win last October before a goalless draw at Sincil Bank on Easter Monday.

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Match Reports

Lincoln City 1-0 Tranmere Rovers

14 December 2019

Tranmere Rovers were beaten 1-0 away to Lincoln City in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon.

John Akinde’s winner with 13 minutes to play earned Michael Appleton’s Imps the three points at Sincil Bank.

The turning point in the game came when Corey Blackett-Taylor was sent off for Rovers for two bookable offences late in the first-half.

Manager Micky Mellon made two changes to his starting line-up, with debutant Aaron Chapman replacing the injured Scott Davies in goal, and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy coming in for Morgan Ferrier up front.

In a tight opening 15 minutes on a crisp Lincolnshire afternoon, Rovers first real sight of goal came through Connor Jennings.

Play dropped to the forward after he was teed up by Blackett-Taylor, but his drive from 20-yards was off target.

Michael Bostwick then charged down Neil Danns’ well-struck effort from the edge of the penalty area, as Rovers pushed for an opener.

Kieron Morris’ run at the defence, where he showcased good feet to beat three players, was thwarted when he was tackled as he was about to shoot.

Tranmere almost led in bizarre circumstances after the half-hour when Jake Caprice’s cross from the right almost caught Josh Vickers out, who had to backtrack and tip over his crossbar for a corner.

Referee Carl Boyeson dismissed Blackett-Taylor with 40 minutes played for delaying a quick free-kick, four minutes after receiving his first yellow card for fouling Jorge Grant.

Buoyed by their numerical advantage, the hosts had two chances in quick succession.

Forward Akinde glanced Ellis Chapman’s corner just wide of the left-hand post, before Harry Toffolo volleyed over the crossbar following Grant’s cross from the right.

Sid Nelson did well to head away Jake Hesketh’s cross, with Akinde lurking inside the box, as Tranmere headed into the break on level terms.

Following the restart, Chapman was called into action almost immediately, diving on Toffolo’s dangerous low cross from the left.

Up the other end, Hepburn-Murphy controlled the ball well from Caprice’s pass, and he struck his attempt from the right side of the area straight at Vickers.

Nelson was there again to throw himself in front of Akinde’s shot on the hour, prior to the resulting corner being cleared to safety by David Perkins.

Hepburn-Murphy’s pace saw Rovers counter with a swift breakaway, however, the Aston Villa loanee dragged wide.

With 25 minutes left, Harry Anderson’s low drive for Lincoln through a crowd of players was deflected for a corner.

Lincoln led after 77 minutes when John Akinde powered in right-footed from inside the box which crashed off the crossbar and bounced over the line.

Tranmere pushed to equalise in the closing stages, but backed by over 300 of the travelling SWA, Rovers slipped to a defeat on the road.

Next up for TRFC is a home fixture in Sky Bet League One, as they welcome AFC Wimbledon to Prenton Park on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

TRFC: Chapman, Caprice, Monthe, Nelson, Ridehalgh, Danns, Perkins, Morris, Hepburn-Murphy (Payne 75) Blackett-Taylor, Jennings

Subs not used: Pilling, Woods, Ray, Potter, Ponticelli, Mullin

Attendance 8, 369

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Ticket News

Lincoln City ticket details

9 December 2019

Tickets for Tranmere Rovers Sky Bet League One fixture away to Lincoln City on Saturday 14th December are on sale from Monday 2nd December.

Rovers have been allocated 797 reserved seating tickets for the 3pm kick-off at Sincil Bank, with the SWA located in the Stacey West Stand in the south section of the ground, behind the goal.

In this allocation, Tranmere have been given four wheelchair and carer tickets.

If Tranmere request additional allocation, Lincoln City would deem this fixture 'All Ticket' for visiting supporters therefore no sales on the day will be available.

Tickets will be sold in block order. Should a further allocation be sent this will include restricted view seats, these will be sold last, however no discounts apply to these tickets. 

Admission details are as follows: 

Adult: £26

Concession 60+: £21

Young Person 18-21: £21

Disabled: £21

Junior (Under 18): £11

Postage tickets will go off sale on 10th December at 12pm, supporters can then order online and collect from Prenton Park or we will take any tickets not collected to Lincoln. All tickets will go off sale on 13th December at 12pm. 

Official Club coach travel will depart Prenton Park at 10am. The price structure is as follows:

Adult - £27

Adult Member - £25

Concession - £26

Concession Member - £24

Match and travel tickets will be available to buy by clicking here

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