After coming down from the high of seeing the main team make their return to League One at Wembley, the esports sides went into another busy week, with the PS4 team making their VPG Champions League debut and the XVPG Premier League season coming to an end.
VPG Premier League – TRFC esports PS4 1-1 Lenovo esports
The PS4 team began their week with a game against Lenovo esports. They took the lead in the 56th minute when Shaun10X scored an overhead kick from Simoeller’s knockdown from a corner, in a well worked training ground move. However, a corner at the other end saw them concede an equaliser. The goal was almost a carbon copy of the Tranmere goal with JRuD scoring an overhead kick from a knockdown from a corner.
VPG Premier League – TRFC esports PS4 3-2 Insulares esports
Rovers took the lead straight from the kick-off, Shaun10X sweeping home a fine passive move from the PS4 team. However, it took until after the hour mark for the game to come to life. With 65 minutes played, some good play from Insulares down the Tranmere left ended in a cross being volleyed home by Gomez at the back post.
The PS4 team didn’t need to wait long to retake the lead, doing so straight from the kick-off again when Shaun10X tapped home a cross from Kjaehr.
With just eight minutes to go, Insulares found a way back into the game when Maia volleyed home at the back post to make it 2-2. That wasn’t the last of the action though with Tranmere managing to find a winner when Kjaer smashed home a loose ball from a Shaun10X shot to make it 3-2.
VPG Champions League – TRFC esports PS4 3-0 Valletta MLT
The PS4 team started their Champions League campaign on Tuesday night with a game against Valletta, a Maltese team. Rovers made the perfect start once again when Kjaehr slotted home with just three minutes on the clock, following a pull back from Hitux.
It took until five minutes into the second half to double the lead. Shaun10X was bundled over inside the box with the referee awarding a penalty. Shaun stepped up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way from the resulting penalty.
The icing on the cake was a third in second half injury time, Mehmet Karabacak firing the ball in from close range to give the PS4 team the win.
VPG Premier League – TRFC esports PS4 1-2 Vegacy
It was defeat in the final game of the week for the PS4 team. Two goals in seven minutes saw them fall 2-0 behind just before half-time, with a consolation goal from Shaun10X not enough to earn them a point.
PS4 Player of the Week – Shaun10X
VPG Premier – 9th (Two games in hand)
XVPG Premier League – QPR esports 1-2 TRFC esports Xbox
The Xbox team began the final week of the season with a 2-1 over their QPR counterparts.
QPR took the lead in the 7th minute when one of the QPR strikers smashed the ball into the roof of the net from a cross from the Tranmere right.
Rovers levelled midway through the first half, Lawrenson finding Graham with a ball across the box, giving Graham the simplest of tap ins at the far post.
The Xbox side found their winner ten minutes into the second half, top scorer Lawrenson squeezing the ball in from close range via a deflection.
XVPG Premier League – RXF esports 0-6 TRFC esports Xbox
This one was one of the stranger games for the Xbox team this season. Tranmere raced into a 4-0 lead inside 20 minutes, striker’s Jacob Lawrenson and Damon Graham both netting two goals apiece.
It was then that RXF esports decided to quit the game, prompting a lot of discussion between the admins of VPG Xbox. RXF eventually agreed to finish the game, with the score ending 6-0 to Tranmere, Lawrenson and Graham both netting hat-tricks.
XVPG Premier League – Carbon esports 3-3 TRFC esports Xbox
A superb fightback from the Xbox team saw them secure a point in their last match of the night against Carbon esports.
With 15 minutes to play, the Xbox team found themselves 3-1 down and staring defeat in the face, despite a goal from top scorer Jacob Lawrenson. However, they have shown this season that they never give up and that they fight until the very end and that’s exactly what happened.
With 10 minutes to go, Tyldesley broke free from the Carbon defence before seeing his shot rebound off the post. Fortunately, Jacob Lawrenson was following up and managed to tap the ball into an empty net.
Tranmere found their equaliser in injury time. Jacob Lawrenson was the provider this time, slotting a lovely ball through for Damon Graham to side foot past the helpless Carbon esports goalkeeper.
XVPG Premier League – Southend esports 0-3 TRFC esports Xbox
Tranmere began the final night of the season with a 3-0 win over Southend esports, which confirmed a third-place finish in the VPG Xbox Premier League.
They took the lead in just the third minute when Damon Graham lashed the ball into the top corner from near the penalty spot. Tyldesley scored the Xbox team’s second, slotting home from a Jacob Lawrenson through ball just past the half hour mark. Tranmere’s top scorer Jacob Lawrenson completed the scoring in the second half, heading in for his 33rd goal of the season.
XVPG Premier League – Port Vale esports 2-0 TRFC esports Xbox
The Xbox team’s season unfortunately ended in a defeat against Port Vale esports. Two goals from Nichols were enough to give the mid-table side all three points in what was a dead rubber match for Tranmere.
Xbox Player of the Season – Jacob Lawrenson
XVPG Premier League – 3rd