Chesterfield 1-0 Tranmere- Report
Report of match 3rd March 2012
Chesterfield 1-0 Tranmere- Report.
Bowery strike spurs Spireites
Jordan Bowery's eighth goal of the season gave clinched struggling Chesterfield a vital 1-0 home win over Tranmere, who were dragged into the relegation battle.
Bowery struck in the 76th minute to leave Tranmere without a victory in 2012 and anxiously looking over their shoulders.
Chesterfield had not scored in their previous two games, but looked certain to take the lead in the 38th minute when a short back pass let Jack Lester in only for Rovers defender Ian Goodison to make a sliding goalline clearance.
Tranmere were rescued again in the 51st minute by a plunging save from goalkeeper Owain Fon-Williams to keep out a 25 yard drive from Nicky Ajose.
But the visitors forced Tommy Lee into his first serious save via Andy Robinson's near post shot in the 71st minute.
But the home side finally made the breakthrough five minutes later when Lester's precise pass set up Bowery to drive a low shot from 12 yards past the right hand of Fon-Williams.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 3rd March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Whittington Moor|
|1 - 0||Tranmere Rvs.
|11||Nick Ajose (Mendy 70)|
|14||Jack Lester (Westcarr 90)|
|16||Alexandre Mendy (Ajose 70)|
|9||Craig Westcarr (Lester 90)|
|1||Owain Fon Williams|
|25||Martin Devaney (Weir 46)|
|14||Adam McGurk (Bakayogo 77)|
|28||Ryan Brunt (Showunmi 59)|
|10||Robbie Weir (Devaney 46)|
|7||Enoch Showunmi (Brunt 59)|
|3||Zoumana Bakayogo (McGurk 77)|
|Chesterfield cards shown|
|73 mins||David Davis||Unsporting behaviour|
|Tranmere Rvs. cards shown|
|90+3 mins||James Wallace||Unsporting behaviour|