Story of the day: Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Hartlepool United – smash and grab from the hosts sees wait for away win continue

Hartlepool United’s wait for an away win goes on after late heartbreak at Tranmere Rovers.

Saturday, 4th September 2021, 4:54 pm

After a dominant display from Pools failed to yield a goal, Tranmere’s Tom Davies popped up in the 89th minute to head home from Josh Hawkes’ corner to claim all three points for the hosts.

It’s Pools’ second away defeat of the season as they now look ahead to next weekend’s home match against Bristol Rovers.

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Tyler Burey in action against Tranmere Rovers (photo: Frank Reid).

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LIVE: Tranmere Rovers 1 (Davies 90’) Hartlepool United 0

Last updated: Saturday, 04 September, 2021, 17:25

  • Pools (5th) travel to Tranmere (19th) in League Two this afternoon.
  • Dave Challinor’s side are looking to make it three league wins in a row and pick up their first away victory of the season.
  • Pools XI: Killip; Ferguson, Francis-Angol, Liddle, Byrne, Sterry; Featherstone, Shelton, Holohan; Burey, Goodwin
  • Pools subs: Odusina, Molyneux, Smith, Olomola, Ogle, Daly, Mitchell
  • Pools bookings: Sterry (36), Byrne (55)
  • Tranmere XI: Murphy; Dacres-Cogley, Clarke, Davies, Knight-Percival, Morris; Duffy, Spearing, Watson; Maynard, Nevitt
  • Tranmere subs: Doohan, Merrie, Feeney, McManaman, Hawkes, Glatzel, Foley
  • Tranmere bookings: Clarke (55)
  • Referee: Chris Sarginson
  • Attendance:


Another quality ball into the box from Sterry finds Goodwin whose first time effort just skims off the striker’s boot and out for a throw in.

64: Double change for Pools - Reagan Ogle and Luke Molyneux replace the injured Tyler Burey and David Ferguson

62: First change of the day - Callum McManaman comes on for Nicky Maynard

60: More chances for Pools

Holohan’s flick on finally finds Featherstone whose first time strike is blocked. Pools with a flurry of half chances but can’t find the net. Claims for handball are turned down.

55: A coming together sees Gary Liddle drop the the floor

Peter Clarke picks up a yellow card as does Neill Byrne

52: Great play from Goodwin to put a ball in across the face of goal

Burey is in the box but can’t connect.

51: Tyler Burey’s edge of the box effort deflects out for a corner

50: Tranmere force a few early corners here in the second half

We are back under way for the second half

The teams are back out for the second half

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