The magic of the Emirates FA Cup returns to Prenton Park this weekend when Tranmere Rovers host Oxford City for the very first time in the first round of the competition.
The Emirates FA Cup has a special place in all of our hearts at TRFC and has created memories which will last for a lifetime for the Super White Army.
We will be hoping to recreate those memories this weekend, meaning it is the game to be at on Merseyside this Saturday.
U18 tickets are priced at just £1 for the game, seniors and young persons, £5, and adult tickets, £10, and we want as many of the Super White Army as possible in attendance to help roar Micky Mellon’s side into the second round of the famous competition.
To build up excitement for the game, we will take a trip down memory lane back to the 2000/01 season, when TRFC put three without reply past Premier League neighbours Everton in the FA Cup fourth round.
Everton 0-3 Tranmere Rovers (FA Cup fourth round, 27th January 2001)
Tranmere Rovers enjoyed a special FA Cup day just across the Mersey when they emphatically knocked Everton out in third round, 3-0, at Goodison Park on Saturday 27th January 2001.
Aldridge’s men from the Wirral took the lead in the 21st minute after good build up play from Andy Parkinson and Shaun Flynn saw Flynn cross for Steve Yates to loop his header over Toffees keeper Thomas Myhre.
Rovers doubled their lead when their highly-rated youngster Jason Koumas chipped the ball over Myhre from 15-yards to put the Super White Army in dreamland.
Koumas turned provider just past the hour when his corner was headed in by Yates as Rovers enjoyed an FA Cup victory at the home of Walter Smith’s side having defeated Portsmouth at Fratton Park in the previous round.
The superb win at Everton set up a tie away at another Premier League side, as Aldridge’s men travelled to the South Coast a month later for a tie at Southampton…
So can the squad of 2018/19 have a season to remember in the FA Cup. Tickets are on sale now, and you can purchase by clicking here.