League Two #46 - Tranmere v CM Vipers
Kick Off: Monday 11th July
Club: CM Vipers.
Manager: The Gaffer.
League: League Two.
Star Players (by form): Janis89, eveshsam, Dermotron.
Top Scorer: Janis89 - 30.
Top Assists: Jesus - 14.
Club: Tranmere Rovers.
Manager: Micky Adams.
League: League Two.
Star Players: Matt Hill, George Green, Rory Donnelly.
Top Scorer: Kayode Odejayi - 28.
Top Assists: George Green - 12.
Unavailable: Conor Gough, Matt Gill, Jake Kirby.
Season 3 - League Two - H - Tranmere - 2:1 (Papalzru, Fodster)
The last game of the season is a whopping 58th game for the Vipers this season. Away at Tranmere who are 20th, it's somehow fitting that this means that those who have been the most in-form lately to start the last two games will now be given a rest in order to allow the next in line to get some game time at Prenton Park.
Probable Starting XI
Craig Forrest - BobMem - merkezekrem - Baz
ZanSnake - Bevchenko - Liam
Bench: Goofy, samsami, gazzas1uk, Redknapp69, AJ.
Go Go Go Gadget second string
looking forward to watching from the players lounge
* wants to play every game.
* can't believe his season could be over.
Here for my swansong, before Barca snap me up.
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Yes we have no bananas
*Thinks the club should be topping the table
*No no, thinks there should be more toppings in the frozen yogurt table
58th game?!! Holy moly!
Won't even bother attending the stands this time, I'll watch it with some ciders at home instead. You better give'em what they deserve and show that the Gaffer is doing the right thing not letting me get a run out!
Still can't believe last years top goal scorer ha me hardly played this season.
Cant believe last season's player o/t year is benched.
I just cant believe its not butter!!!
I don't think Ive got OCD but I will just triple check
Here if needed!
Wonders if the club still hangs a painting of Jason Mcateer in the corridor
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17 players turning up for the final match of the season probably sums up the limited options that The Gaffer has had throughout the season, particularly in midfield where just four players made an appearance at training in order to be considered for selection.
It leads to evesham playing out of position in the heart of midfield, Redknapp69 on the left wing and AJ on the right wing. As expected, changes were made to the remainder of the side with Erkifino, Baz, felixsjo, merkezekrem, BobMem and Fodster coming in for a final start.
The lack of midfield options on the bench was also a worry with three defenders named on the bench and a striker alongside Goofy as the substitute goalkeeper. The two missing out altogether were Dermotron and vinjwoods.
Tranmere had just 10 wins their names going into this game. 20th in the league, The Gaffer would ordinarily expect three points for the Vipers but hadn't anticipated the poor turn out from the 15 midfielders that were supposed to be on the books.
For that reason, it was probably no surprise to see that Tranmere were the ones starting brightly as they won a free-kick following a gazzas1uk shove on Green. Molyneux stepped up for the freekick but sent it wide of the goal.
In the 8th minute. Green's header to Thompson saw the latter control the ball well before running with it and sending it into the area. Donnelly moved onto the ball, advanced on the goalkeeper and fired it beyond Erkifino to put the hosts ahead.
The same player came close to doubling the lead a few minutes later, finding himself unmarked to meet a Green cross with a volley that went wide.
It didn't get much better for the Vipers as merkezekrem was then given a lecture by the referee after sending Odejayi to the ground with a hard tackle. The wall did its job though to deflect Molyneux's effort away.
It wasn't until the 45th minute that the Vipers finally had their first attempt on goal, coming after Donnelly had been booked for pulling on the shirt of Bevchenko. gazzas1uk opted to take a quick free-kick, allowing Fodster to rise about Ridehalgh to head the ball at goal. Ramsbottom was able to get his fingertips to the ball with it falling for Redknapp69 to shoot low and hard but Ramsbottom was there again to push it away superbly. It was then cleared away by Hume. Erkifino picked it up, rolling it out immediately to Baz who sent it back upfield. gazzas1uk got on to it, passing into the area for Fodster whose volley was tipped wide by Ramsbottom. The corner from Bevchenko failed to come to fruition as half-time finally arrived.
Although a few players were starting to tire, there were no changes for the Vipers.
After winning a free-kick after the restart, Baz took it quickly with Fodster again outjumping Ridehalgh to the ball. This time, he was able to head it beyond Ramsbottom to level the game. A 12th goal of the season for Fodster and his 49th as a Viper.
Tranmere responded immediately with Erkifino turning a speculative effort behind from Colbeck. Ridehalgh was able to beat BobMem to meet Hume's corner delivery but sent it flying over the bar.
Fodster was then pushed by Thompson who received a yellow card. Bevchenko's free kick was blocked by the wall. felixsjo gathered up the loose ball, lifting it forward to AJ who laid the ball off but Ramsbottom got to it first.
In the 68th minute, a first change was made as Janis89 came on to replace AJ on the right wing. The substitute almost made an immediate impact as a Bevchenko pass saw a volley over the bar from Janis89.
Two minutes later, there was a double change for the Vipers. On came trunky to replace Redknapp69 on the left wing and samsami came on for evesham in defensive midfield.
Janis89 then had two chances to score, sending one flying over the bar after gazzas1uk had laid the ball off and once more after Fodster had found Janis89 in the area.
Tranmere then made a change with 15 minutes left, replacing Colbeck with Stockton. Stockton then came close to a chance with Green squaring a ball for him, only for BobMem to cover the pass.
After receiving the ball on the left, trunky sent it into the box for a gazzas1uk header. Ramsbottom pushed it away with gazzas1uk picking it back up and driving it straight into the net. It's only gazzas1uk's 3rd goal of the season which is a personal best for the defensive midfielder having scored 2 last season.
Tranmere tried to find a response as Davies came on for Hill but the Vipers were comfortable enough now to see the game out with victory on the last game of the season.
Delighted with a win, a man of the match performance and a goal.
49th minute and 49th goal for the vipers.
Good tackling bad jumping