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Prenton Park (ATT 5,790) 24th October 2008 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Attwell

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Rovers climb into top six

Last Updated: 24/10/08 10:17pm

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Shuker: Clinched victory

Shuker: Clinched victory

Tranmere climbed into the top six of League One after beating basement boys Crewe 2-0 to record a third win in seven days.

Steven Jennings broke the deadlock in the 51st minute before Chris Shuker sealed victory 16 minutes from time.

And to rub salt into Crewe's wounds, defender Billy Jones was sent off three minutes from time for a professional foul on Bas Savage.

The visitors had battled bravely but went behind six minutes after the restart, with Jennings having an easy tap-in from a Shuker cross after a mistake by Byron Moore.

It needed an excellent block by Crewe goalkeeper Steve Collis to deny Ian Moore a second goal for Tranmere after 65 minutes.

But the home side doubled their advantage in the 74th minute when Shuker collected an Ian Goodison clearance near the half-way line and raced through to beat Collis with an angled shot.

It got worse for the visitors when Jones was dismissed in the 87th minute for bringing down Savage inches outside the box.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

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

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