After a nightmare journey up a semi-stationary M6 for most Glovers we were served up with a nightmare second half as Yeovil Town equalled their worst defeat since gaining Football League status.
On a freezing evening where games in the North-West were falling to postponements like ninepins, it was an anxious set of away supporters who discussed the prospects of the late pitch inspection. In the event Mr. Moss, a late change in referee, decided Prenton Park was playable despite a thin covering of frost. In that he was right. Shame he used up his quota of correct decisions for the night in one go.
The visitors shaded a fairly even first half, and went in at the break with a 0-1 lead over Tranmere Rovers courtesy of a cool as ever Phil Jevons penalty after David Poole was upended in the box.
Manager Brian Little responded with changes to personnel and formation at half-time, and thereafter Yeovil struggled increasingly unsuccessfully to stay in the game. Goals went in at regular intervals as the Glovers could find no answer. By the time Steve Thompson made a triple substitution it was all too late, with the Glovers 3-1 down. Final score :
Tranmere Rovers 4 Yeovil Town 1.
A full match report will be found on Ciderspace here.
Elsewhere in League One the games between A.F.C. Bournemouth v. Barnsley, Blackpool v. Oldham Athletic, Colchester United v. Scunthorpe United, Doncaster Rovers v. Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons v. Nottingham Forest and Swansea City v. Gillingham all fell foul of the weather. Huddersfield Town must have wished their's had too as they went down to a shock 0-3 home defeat to Port Vale, missing their chance to go to the top of the table. Yeovil's next opponents, Bristol City, continued their turn round in form, beating Rotherham United 3-1, whilst bottom club Swindon Town secured an unexpected away point in a 1-1 draw at Chesterfield. The other results were : Bradford City 2-0 Walsall; Hartlepool United 1-2 Southend United.
Yeovil Town go into Saturday's derby clash in 17th place, three points ahead of Bristol City in 20th.
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