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Flashback: Rochdale 0-2 Tranmere Rovers

1 August 2019

For each Tranmere Rovers game this season, you can take a trip down memory lane as we have gone through the archives to find a memorable match against every opponent we’ll play in Sky Bet League One.

Rochdale are Saturday’s visitors to Prenton Park as the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One season kicks-off, with TRFC playing in the third-tier for the first time since 2014.

Leading up to the opening day on the campaign, where Micky Mellon’s men host the Greater Manchester outfit, look back on a TRFC triumph from the past.

Taking you back seven years, Rovers’ last competitive fixture with Rochdale yielded a 2-0 away victory at Spotland on 20th March 2012.

Goals from James Wallace and Jake Cassidy secured a valuable win in Tranmere’s battle against the drop.

Rovers continued their unbeaten streak under new manager Ronnie Moore who had returned to the Club as Les Parry’s replacement earlier in the month.

TRFC were a goal to the good prior to the half-hour mark when midfielder Wallace collecting a loose ball before finding space to curl an effort beyond the reach of Dale goalkeeper David Lucas after defender Jason Kennedy gave the ball away.

Following on from the restart, TRFC secured the three-points through Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Cassidy, who drilled his effort under Lucas from 18-yards out.

Moving seven points clear of the relegation zone in the third-tier standings, Tranmere would carry on their resurgence under Moore, who served the Club twice as a player between 1971-1979 and 1986-1989 as well as a previous earlier spell in charge at Prenton Park between 2006-2009.

Tranmere ended the 2011/12 League One season with a 12th placed finish  in the division. 

Tickets for TRFC’s opening day clash against Rochdale can be purchased in person in the Club shop or online by clicking here


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