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Tranmere beats Forest Inexperienced for League 2 ultimate

James Norwood scored his 32nd objective of the season to assist Tranmere journey to Wembley for the ultimate of the Sky Guess League Two playoff recreation in opposition to Newport.

A header of Joseph Mills, captain of Forest Inexperienced, after 13 minutes solely, canceled the cracker of Ollie Banks within the first leg.

Nevertheless, it was Norwood's objective after 27 minutes that proved decisive, getting a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 total victory, because the hosts ensured that Carl Winchester was despatched off at center of the second half.

Tranmere had began higher at New Garden and made the primary shot of the match when Liam Ridehalgh tried his luck out of the field, however Forest Inexperienced goalkeeper Lewis Ward picked up the shot simply.

The hosts rapidly took the lead and opened the scoring when Junior Mondal kicked a free-kick into the field, which was taken over by Mills and his header was discovered within the web.

With the troublesome recreation of Reece Brown inflicting issues for guests, Forest Inexperienced pushed for a second to present them the benefit, however struggled to discover a method to overtake the spectacular defender Manny Monthe.

On the different finish, Banks made a small effort on Ward earlier than the guests strayed at evening via a well-worked effort.

David Perkins despatched a middle positioned on the opposite facet of the field, the place Kieron Morris was about to present the benefit to star striker Norwood to flip a volley within the backside nook .

Gloucestershire appeared to need to retaliate earlier than the break, however Dayle Grubb's shot was shot instantly on the goalkeeper, whereas Ridehalgh cleared a vital protection header to counter Christian Doidge simply earlier than half-time.

Forest Inexperienced's boss, Mark Cooper, made a change to the break by changing Mondal with George Williams, who was attempting to attain the additional objective.

However it was the guests who practically added to the road of sight two minutes after the restart, when a Morris free kick was narrowly missed by Sid Nelson at six yards of earnings.

Williams pressured Scott Davies to a cease close to his publish and Doidge simply missed the match when Liam Shephard's middle recovered the middle of the middle.

Winchester additionally took the lead over Forest Inexperienced who was searching for his second objective, however that was to show his curiosity within the ultimate, as he bought a second yellow after 67 minutes for a foul on Norwood and, like at Prenton Park, Cooper's facet was lowered to 10 males.

Each groups made one final effort, two minutes from the tip, however Williams's free-kick within the play space was utterly chipped by Mills.

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