Tranmere Earn Slim Lead

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Hello Bear fans, I am George Bear and I am here as Sports Correspondent with special responsibility for covering Tranmere Rovers. So what better way of starting my new job than popping over to Prenton Park to have a look at last night’s Play-off Semi-Final against Forest Green. If you are interested in following The Super White Army with me then last night was only the first leg of the play-offs with the second leg to follow on Monday night. Monday night’s match is also being covered live on Sky Sports. Why not give it a look?

A stunning Ollie Banks strike gave Tranmere a slender lead after the first leg of a fiery League Two play-off semi-final with 10-man Forest Green. Gavin Gunning was dismissed after 15 minutes for kicking out at Jay Harris. Ten minutes later the hosts made the extra man count when Banks moved into space and smashed in a glorious 30-yard shot via the underside of the bar.

Tranmere’s top scorer James Norwood had four good chances to extend the lead but Forest Green held out. Norwood could easily have been dismissed before Gunning saw red, the division’s leading marksman was lucky to escape yellow cards for two rash challenges. But he then went close to adding to the lead, first seeing a shot deflected just wide, then blazing wildly over from close range before shooting just off target from a right-wing cross.

The visitors – who won both league meetings this season – posed a threat on the break, notably when Christian Doidge dragged a first-half shot just wide.

Tranmere remained the more likely scorers with Norwood going close late on, but they were unable to add to their lead heading into the second leg in Gloucestershire on Monday.

Tranmere are bidding to return to League One for the first time since 2014, while Forest Green have never featured in the third tier.

Let’s see what Monday night brings…

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George Bear

A committed Tranmere Rovers supporter so I am so proud to be appointed Sports Correspondent with responsibility for covering Rovers in Football League. From time-to-time I shall also cover other sports related activities which we have an interest in but the Super White Army will be my number one interest. I also love cricket so may well be covering the upcoming Ashes against Australia! #SWA

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