Tranmere Rovers 1 Peterborough Utd 0

Basic Information

Date 4th September 2010.
Stadium Prenton Park, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
Competition League One.
Attendance 4,636 (312 away).
Officials Steve Rushton.

Before the match Les Parry says that “I want to be a team that’s horrible to play against”. He succeeds, as Tranmere Rovers grab a surprise first win of the season. Adam McGurk forces Joe Lewis into a save in the opening minutes; a poor backpass from Chris Whelpdale, returning from injury, gifts McGurk a second chance, but he puts his shot across goal. Liam Darville denies Aaron Mclean a shot, then Arron Davies is forces off with a muscle injury. Posh continue to have chances, but Charlie Lee puts his shot over, while Ryan Bennett and George Boyd are denied by the crossbar and Joe Collister. The hosts take the lead just before the break as a mistake by Lee lets in McGurk, who gives Arnaud Mendy a tap in. In the second half Posh are unable to hit the target: first David Hibbert then James Wesolowski fire wide. Grant McCann comes on despite having played in Slovenia last night, and immediately sends a 30-yard free kick inches over the bar. Posh continue to have chances, but the home side hold on for 3 points and a clean sheet.


Tranmere Rovers
Les Parry
Kevin Summerfield (assistant)
Starting line-up
13 Joe Collister
3 Aaron Cresswell
5 Ian Goodison
7 Enoch Showunmi (captain)
9 Ian Thomas-Moore
15 Ryan Fraughan
17 Liam Darville (loaned from Leeds Utd)
18 Maxime Blanchard
26 Adam McGurk (-65')
29 Jermaine Grandison (loaned from Coventry City)
30 Arnaud Mendy Goal Yellow Card (loaned from Derby County)
2 Timothy Cathalina
14 Nick Wood
19 Kayelden Brown (+65') (loaned from West Bromwich Albion)
22 Max Power
23 Andy Coughlin
24 Zoumana Bakayogo
27 Lucas Akins
Peterborough Utd
Gary Johnson
Nicky Eaden (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Joe Lewis
4 Kelvin Langmead (captain)
6 Charlie Lee (-56')
7 James Wesolowski
9 Aaron Mclean (-71')
10 George Boyd
12 Craig Mackail-Smith
14 Tommy Rowe
16 Ryan Bennett
18 Chris Whelpdale
21 Arron Davies (-25')
5 Gabriel Zakuani
11 Grant McCann Yellow Card (+71')
15 David Hibbert (+25')
17 Carl Piergianni
23 Steve Collis
24 Lee Tomlin (+56')
31 Jay Davies