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Prenton Park (ATT 5,945) 13th April 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: N Miller

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Hereford United Hereford

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Rovers push Bulls to the brink

Savage & Barnett see off Hereford

Last Updated: 13/04/09 6:16pm

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Barnett: On the mark

Barnett: On the mark

Tranmere boosted their play-off hopes with a 2-1 win over Hereford which leaves the visitors on the brink of an instant return to League Two.

Bas Savage and Charlie Barnett netted first-half goals as the home side recorded their 15th home win of the season and left Hereford 12 points from safety with just four games remaining - and a far inferior goal difference.

It took the Merseysiders just eight minutes to take the lead with a fine finish by Savage when set free by Ian Moore.

Rovers were well on top and it was no surprise when they doubled the advantage after 26 minutes when Barnett found the top corner from the edge of the box after good work by Ed Sonko and Ryan Shotton.

Hereford got a consolation with the very last kick when Steve Guinan converted a penalty after Shotton was judged to have tripped Jennison Myrie-Williams inside the box.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24

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