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Prenton Park (ATT 5,250) 17th October 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Waugh

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Brighton and Hove Albion Brighton

Tranmere 2

G Edds (36)
J Welsh (66)

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Brighton 1

G Murray (pen 78, S/O 82)

Vital victory for Tranmere

Edds and Welsh on target in 2-1 success

Last Updated: 17/10/09 7:30pm

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Parry: Crucial victory

Parry: Crucial victory

Tranmere secured their third win of the season as goals from Gareth Edds and John Welsh gave them a 2-1 victory over Brighton.

The best early chance fell to Brighton but Glenn Murray headed wide, while at the other end Michel Kuipers saved well from Craig Curran.

Tranmere went ahead after 35 minutes with Edds wrong-footing Kuipers to net from a pass by Ian Thomas-Moore. It needed a fine save by Kuipers from a Zoumana Bakayogo volley to prevent the hosts doubling their lead five minutes after the break.

Then Glenn Murray somehow missed the target from point-blank range from a cross by Gavin Hoyte soon afterwards.

Tranmere made it 2-0 after 66 minutes with a great left-foot strike from the edge of the box by Welsh which gave Kuipers no chance.

Glenn Murray pulled a goal back for from the penalty spot on 77 minutes after he was impeded by keeper Martin but Murray was dismissed three minutes later for a second yellow card and Tranmere held on for a crucial win under caretaker boss Les Parry.

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6 Chesterfield 46 69
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8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
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12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
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15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
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17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
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23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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