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Prenton Park (ATT 5,063) 18th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Eltrigham

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Tranmere 3

Z Bakayogo (34)
J Akpa Akpro (57, 65)

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Leyton Or 1

M Symes (pen 88)

AA at the double in Rovers win

Last Updated: 18/08/12 7:25pm

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Akpa Akpro: Netted a brace on his debut

Akpa Akpro: Netted a brace on his debut

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro enjoyed a dream home debut as his quickfire double helped Tranmere to a 3-1 win over Leyton Orient at Prenton Park.

Zoumana Bakayogo grabbed the first for Rovers before fellow Ivorian Akpa Akpro struck twice in eight second-half minutes to hand the hosts the points - Michael Symes notching a late penalty for Orient.

After an impressive start by Tranmere, Bakayogo made no mistake from six yards after being set free by Jake Cassidy in the 34th minute.

David Mooney almost snatched an equaliser for the O's on the stroke of half-time only to see his effort drop agonisingly wide of a post.

But Akpa-Akpro pulled out an early contender for goal of the season when he doubled Rovers' lead after 57 minutes, cutting inside his man and curling a 20-yard strike into the top corner.

Akpa-Akpro grabbed his second when he met James Wallace's pin-point cross to head home, and at the other end Mathieu Baudry let fly with a shot that whistled past the upright. Symes gave them some consolation when he fired home from the penalty spot after Bakayogo had climbed all over Jimmy Smith two minutes from time.

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2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39