Tranmere Rovers and Salford City played out a 0-0 draw at Prenton Park. Tranmere came the closest of the two sides to scoring when Paul Lewis hit the cross bar midway through the second period but Tranmere had to settle for the draw.
Manager Keith Hill made three changes from the game at Walsall, with Keiron Morris, Danny Lloyd and Lee O’Connor replacing the suspended Jay Spearing, whilst David Nugent was on the bench, and Ali Crawford not included in the matchday 18.
There was little to separate the two teams in the opening 15 minutes at Prenton Park, with the first chance falling to the visitors when Ian Henderson was denied by a smart save from Joe Murphy.
The visitors had another effort, this time from more than 30-yards, which was blasted over the bar into the Cowsheds.
Both teams continued to cancel each other out, limiting opportunities on goal, with Rovers’ nearly going close to breaking through but a miss placed pass denied that chance. The score at the break was 0-0.
After another quiet opening 15 minutes in the second half, Tranmere hit the cross bar when Paul Lewis’ half volley bounced in front of the Salford goalkeeper.
Moments later, Tranmere had another golden chance as Lloyd robbed possession on the halfway line, he raced through on goal but his shot was well saved, and a combination of Lloyd and Woolery missed the follow up.
At the other end, Ian Henderson had a header just off target from a cross from the right. With 66 minutes on the clock, James Vaughan came on for Lloyd, and straight away he had a chance, but his header was off target.
Ten minutes later, Nugent was introduced for TRFC, coming on for Woolery as Tranmere looked for a winning goal.
On the turn, Vaughan had a shot on goal for Tranmere inside the penalty area but the goalkeeper got down low to make the save.
In the 89th minute, Corey Blackett-Taylor was introduced for Morris, but the score finished 0-0 at Prenton Park.
Tranmere: Murphy, Khan, Clarke, Monthe, MacDonald, O’Connor, Feeney, Lewis, Morris (Blackett , Lloyd (Vaughan 67), Woolery (Nugent 76). Unused subs: Jones, Ray, Ridehalgh, Kirby
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