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Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Stockport County

1 November 2022

Match Reports

Tranmere Rovers 0-0 Stockport County

1 November 2022

The SWA were made to work hard to earn a share of the spoils on Tuesday evening, as they played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Stockport County at Prenton Park.

It was a slow start to proceedings at Prenton Park, with neither side getting a foothold in the game's early exchanges. The first chance of the match went the way of Stockport, with ex-Rovers man Callum Macdonald volleying over the bar, as the visitors started to gain momentum.

At the other end, Rovers' first chance of the game fell to Kane Hemmings, with the skipper's long-range strike calling Stockport's Ben Hinchliffe into an easy save. By this point, Micky Mellon's side were starting to match the intensity levels being shown by the visitors.

It was now end-to-end stuff at Prenton Park and the next chance to break the deadlock went the way of Stockport, with Will Collar heading straight into the gloves of Ross Doohan, after a dangerous cross from the lively Callum Macdonald.

The rest of the half would be played out without any chances of real note, all-in-all it was a cagey opening 45 minutes, with neither side taking control.

The game continued in its balanced nature after the restart, with Ethan Bristow having the first opening of the second half, the young defender driving a low shot that was deflected into the gloves of Ben Hinchcliffe.

The SWA continued to search for the breakthrough and it was another full-back in the thick of things for Rovers, this time it was Josh Dacres-Cogley who blazed over the bar from the edge of the area.

Rovers continued to create opportunities and had a glorious opportunity to take the lead through Paul Lewis, with the substitute guiding his effort just wide of the post. A real let-off for Stockport.

The game was starting to open up by this point and Stockport had a chance of their own just moments later to take the lead, when Ollie Crankshaw called Ross Doohan into an excellent save, with the SWA's keeper making himself big to deny the Stockport winger.

The opportunities kept coming in the game's latter stages and Kieron Morris was the next to try his luck, with the winger heading wide of the goal after a pinpoint delivery from Kane Hemmings.

In stoppage time Stockport piled the pressure on Rovers, who defended bravely to prevent the visitors from getting a shot on goal, in what was a frenetic end to proceedings.

A big improvement from the weekend for Rovers, who fought hard to earn a share of the spoils in what was a tight affair at Prenton Park, where neither side showed their attacking qualities.

Next up for Rovers is a trip to Carlisle at the weekend as the SWA begin their FA Cup campaign against the side who beat them in the league just a week ago.

Tranmere team: Doohan, Dacres-Cogley, Turnbull, Simeu, Jameson, Bristow, Merrie, O'Connor, Morris, Nevitt (Lewis 76'), Hemmings


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