Cassidy helps Rovers rumble on
Last Updated: September 22, 2012 7:38pm
Cassidy: Seven goals for the season
Jake Cassidy scored twice as top-of-the-table Tranmere made it a hat-trick of wins with a 5-2 victory at Crawley.
Defender Danny Holmes gave unbeaten Rovers the perfect start with the lead in only the second minute with his first goal for the club, firing an angled shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner.
Midfielder Josh Simpson levelled after 12 minutes with an unstoppable right-footed shot from 20 yards after good work from Nicky Ajose, and defender Kyle McFadzean (16) put Crawley ahead by firing into the roof of the net after Nicky Adams' corner was not cleared.
Rovers goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams saved shots from Gary Alexander and Mike Jones before Welshman Cassidy, on loan from Wolves, made it 2-2 by heading in at the far post after 40 minutes following a 70-yard run by Zoumana Bakayogo.
French striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro restored Rovers' advantage a minute after the restart by running through a hesitant defence to beat stranded goalkeeper Paul Jones, and Cassidy (54) seized on a mistake by Mark Connolly to make it 4-2.
Former Swansea and Leeds midfielder Andy Robinson sealed Rovers' comfortable win in the last minute by netting his seventh of the season from close range.
npower League 1
Sat 22nd Sep
Brentford1 - 0Oldham
Bury1 - 4MK Dons
Coventry1 - 2Carlisle
Crawley2 - 5Tranmere
Crewe1 - 1Leyton Or
Doncaster1 - 1Stevenage
Hartlepool2 - 2Shrewsbury
Notts Co3 - 0Portsmouth
Scunthorpe1 - 0Colchester
Swindon4 - 0Bournemth
Walsall3 - 1Preston
Yeovil0 - 1Sheff Utd
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|14||Preston North End||46||59|