Tranmere Rovers romped to a fifth successive league victory on Friday night after a 3-0 demolition of Crewe Alexandra.
Goals from Dynel Simeu, Elliott Nevitt and Lee O’Connor was enough to see off the Railwaymen at an electric Prenton Park.
It was a cagey opening to the game with a snapshot from 25 yards from Kane Hemmings the most either side could muster up in the first 15 minutes.
In the 22nd minute, Rovers edged in front. A front post corner from Ethan Bristow found its way through a crowded box to the feet of Dynel Simeu and the Southampton loanee obliged to prod home from all of six yards to give Tranmere the advantage under the lights.
The visitor’s first sight of goal came from a long throw of Conor Thomas. His throw bounced in the box and nearly reached a Crewe shirt at the back post but Josh Dacres-Cogley got his head to it to flick away from danger.
Just before half time, Kieron Morris set his sights from 25 yards. He picked the ball up in space inside the Crewe half and drove forward with Dacres-Cogley on the overlap. He decided to cut inside and shoot low however it went just wide and into the side netting.
Crewe started the second half the quicker of the two teams in terms of chances. Baker-Richardson latched onto a ball over the top and only had Doohan to beat but his half volley was scuffed wide.
As the game approached the hour mark, Tranmere increased their breathing space. Josh Dacres-Cogley overlapped Kieron Morris on the right and stood up an inviting cross to the back post for Elliott Nevitt to power home a header in front of the Argyle Satellite Kop Stand.
Tranmere started to turn the screw from this point onwards with a barage of shots and crosses. Hawkes, Morris and Merrie all forced blocks and saves from the Crewe back line to keep the score to two.
With Crewe trying to play out from the back, Rovers implemented a high press and won the ball back on the edge of the Crewe box. Kane Hemmings’ curling effort landed inches past the far post.
With the clock ticking down, Rovers put the cherry on the cake. Lee O’Connor had the energy to burst into space down the right to drill a low cross into a dangerous area which took a deflection and went beyond Okonkwo and into the far corner.
That was that as Rovers recorded a fifth straight league win without conceding a single goal.
Tranmere team: Doohan, Dacres-Cogley, Simeu, Turnbull, Bristow, Hawkes (Hughes 89’), Merrie, O’Connor, Lewis (Nevitt 33’), Hemmings (Burton 90’)