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Salford City 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

12 January 2022

Tranmere Rovers picked up a hard earned point on the road in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday night to extend their unbeaten run in the league to eight games.

Paul Glatzel’s second half header cancelled out Aramide Oteh’s Salford’s opener in front of an attendance which seen more away fans than home.

The game began in a cagey fashion with each defence coming out on top and little chances to report on.

The first real shot on goal came via a Josh Morris free kick on the 15th minute mark. His dipping effort from all of 30 yards didn’t trouble Doohan and landed five yards wide of the left hand post.

On the 26th minute, the front two of Jolley and Nevitt linked up well to carve out an opportunity. Nevitt played it out to the left for Jolley who fired in a return ball for Nevitt who couldn’t divert his effort on the stretch on target from inside the box.

Shortly after, Salford opened the scoring. Josh Dacres-Cogley’s back pass was sliced by Ross Doohan in the Tranmere goal, leaving Aramide Oteh with an open goal and he duly dispatched.

The momentum was now with the hosts who fashioned another opportunity through Matty Lund. The midfielder found himself in space at the back post but his shot back across goal ended up high and wide.

Rovers made a half time change as Sam Foley came on for the injured Elliott Nevitt.

Ten minutes into the second period and Tranmere created their best chance of the game so far. Liam Feeney advanced forward down the left before picking out Charlie Jolley. He took a touch before rifling a shot which grazed the cross bar.

On the 70th minute, Tranmere found the equaliser. Paul Glatzel, brought on as a substitute, was the man to pop up with the all important header after Charlie Jolley’s close range shot was blocked to send the near 1200 away fans into raptures.

Tranmere piled on the pressure for the next ten minutes in search of a winner but the Ammies’ defence stood strong to the balls sent into the box.

It was a long throw which nearly provided a late winner for Salford. Donald Love’s long throw was flicked on but Tom Davies was well positioned to flick over from underneath his own cross bar.

The scores remained level and Tranmere took a point back to The Wirral to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

Tranmere team: Doohan, Dacres-Cogley, Davies, Clarke, MacDonald, McPake (Glatzel 58’) Spearing, O’Connor, Feeney, Jolley, Nevitt (Foley 45’)

Unused subs: Murphy, Hayde, Maguire, Watson, Merrie


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