Tranmere 1-1 Hartlepool: Match Report

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24 January 2015
Tranmere 1-1 Hartlepool: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Point for Moore on return

Ronnie Moore enjoyed his return to Prenton Park as his Hartlepool side earned a 1-1 draw with fellow Sky Bet League Two strugglers Tranmere.

Moore's second stint as Tranmere manager ended last April when he was initially suspended and later dismissed after being found guilty of breaching the FA's rules regarding betting.

It looked like being an unhappy return to the north-west as Kayode Odejayi put Moore's old club ahead on 12 minutes. But the lead lasted just two minutes as Scott Fenwick hit back almost immediately and bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool held on for a vital point.

Michael Woods had two early openings for Pools, keeper Owain Fon Willams saving superbly to keep out the second shot from distance.

And Rovers went in front on 12 minutes as Rory Donnelly's cross from the left found Odejayi, who steered a side-footed volley home.

But the lead only lasted two minutes. Aaron Tshibola crossed to Woods and although he was again denied by some Fon Williams heroics, Fenwick reacted to drill in his third goal in five starts.

Buoyed in confidence from their goal, Pools took the game to the home side but, try as they might, they could not find a winner, Matthew Bates firing inches wide from the edge of the area.


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