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Stevenage 2-0 Tranmere Rovers

23 April 2022

Tranmere Rovers suffered another defeat on the road on Saturday afternoon as Stevenage came out 2-0 winners.

A goal either side of the interval for the hosts was enough to comfortably see off Rovers.

It was a cagey opening 15 minutes with the only pressure from either side coming from set pieces or long throws.

Stevenage opened the scoring on the 21st minute. Josh Hawkes was judged to have handled a cross from the right and Luke Norris buried the resulting corner into the bottom right corner past Ross Doohan.

Very few clear cut chances followed in the remaining minutes of the half, however the home side continued to keep Rovers mainly in their own half.

Tranmere started the second half brighter and put a few testing crosses into the Stevenage box to no avail.

A mix up between Ross Doohan and Josh Dacres-Cogley following a through ball nearly led to the home side doubling their lead however Clarke was there to pick up the pieces and clear.

Shortly after, the hosts did grab a second. No Tranmere player closed down Coker as he crossed from the left and Luke Norris leapt highest at the back post to divert his header into the top corner.

Tranmere had a glorious chance with 15 minutes left to halve the deficit. Maynard turned well in the box but lost his footing with a free shot at goal from 10 yards out before Hemmings blazed over the bar.

Rovers first tested Pym in the Stevenage goal in added time as Sam Foley’s volley was well tipped over the bar.

A bitterly disappointing result and performance leaves Rovers in 8th place whilst Stevenage secure their safety in League Two.

Tranmere team: Doohan, Dacres-Cogley, Clarke, Foley, Merrie, Hawkes (Spearing 45’), Warrington, O’Connor (Maynard 73’, McManaman, Nevitt, Hemmings


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