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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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1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40

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