Tranmere make JPT progress
Last Updated: 09/11/10 11:02pm
Thomas-Moore: Rovers matchwinner
Ian Thomas-Moore hit his seventh goal of the season as Tranmere won 1-0 at Bury to reach the JPT Northern Area semi-finals.
Bury gave Rovers an early scare when Peter Gulacsi turned Nicky Ajose's 20-yard shot around the post, before Rovers took the lead with their first attack of the game in the eighth minute.
Shakers goalkeeper Richie Branagan came and missed Enoch Showunmi's cross, allowing Thomas-Moore to control the ball six yards out and volley in at the far post past two defenders on the line.
Tranmere dominated the early stages of the second half in terms of possession and territory but they were unable to turn it into chances.
Bury had come back into the game by the 55th minute when Thomas-Moore crashed a shot against the crossbar after being put through by Showunmi, only for the assistant referee to raise his flag for offside.
Lenell John-Lewis went close for Bury with a close-range header after 71 minutes before Les Parry's team survived a late free-kick to book their place in the next round.
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Tue 9th Nov - Southern Area Quarter Final
Swindon1 - 1Brentford
Wycombe3 - 6Bristol R
Plymouth1 - 2Exeter
Southend0 - 1Charlton
Tue 9th Nov - Northern Area Quarter Final
Carlisle3 - 1Crewe
Rotherham2 - 5Huddsf'ld
Bury0 - 1Tranmere