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Prenton Park (ATT 4,839) 5th December 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Brentford Brentford

Tranmere 1

C Curran (60)

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Rovers grab crucial win

Curran strike enough to down Brentford

Last Updated: 05/12/09 7:36pm

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Curran: Crucial goal

Curran: Crucial goal

Tranmere boosted their hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone with a fourth home victory of the season, this time a 1-0 success over Brentford.

There was never much between the sides at Prenton Park but certainly the Merseysiders created the better opportunities and deserved the points.

Craig Curran fired wide early on for Rovers before the same player then brought an excellent save from Wojciech Szczesny who later did well to smother out a close-range effort by Terry Gornell.

Leon Legge missed the target with a third minute header for Brentford and was only inches wide with a 25-yard free-kick approaching the half-hour.

Both sides produced some lively approach work without the end product before Tranmere broke the deadlock on the hour from a rehearsed move. A clever John Welsh free-kick split the Bees rearguard and Curran raced clear to put an angled shot past the keeper.

Gornell missed a great chance to double the margin six minutes later when he fired across the face of the goal from close range.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30

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