1st September 2018

James Norwood scored his sixth goal of the season as Tranmere drew at Northampton.

Norwood’s strike arrived just after half-time and handed Rovers the lead, but it was cancelled out by Junior Morias’ first Cobblers goal as the spoils were shared.

Video courtesy of Tranmere Rovers Official Youtube Channel

Connor Jennings lifted onto the roof of the net and then Sam Foley was denied by a goal-line clearance before spooning the follow-up effort over the crossbar in an entertaining first half.

Sam Hoskins fired into the side-netting but the best chance fell to Tranmere’s Mark Ellis whose free header was well saved by David Cornell.

Norwood’s goal came six minutes into the second half when he collected Jennings’ through ball and shrugged off two defenders before rolling into the bottom corner.

The lead was short-lived though as a well-worked leveller saw Matt Crooks find Jack Bridge who in turn squared for Morias to easily beat Scott Davies.

Kevin van Veen and Hoskins had chances to win it for Northampton but to no avail as Rovers held on for the point.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Northampton Town: David Cornell, Shay Facey, Ash Taylor, Aaron Pierre, David Buchanan, Sam Hoskins, Matt Crooks, Sam Foley, Jack Bridge (John-Joe O’Toole 74 mins), Kevin van Veen, Junior Morias (Billy Waters 66 mins).

Subs not used: Lewis Ward, Hakeem Odoffin, Leon Barnett, Dean Bowditch, Andy Williams.

Tranmere: Scott Davies, Stephen McNulty, Manny Monthe, James Norwood, Connor Jennings, Luke McCullough, Jake Caprice, Mark Ellis, Jonny Smith (Dylan Mottley-Henry 54 mins), Cole Stockton (Zoumana Bakayogo 77 mins), Ollie Banks.

Subs not used: Ben Tollitt, Paul Mullin, Harvey Gilmour, Shamal George, Larnell Cole.

Referee:

Nicholas Kinseley

Attendance: 

4,916 (691 away)

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