Tranmere 0-0 Colchester: Rovers reach play-offs despite stalemate at Prenton Park

Saturday 8 May 2021 17:23, UK

Tranmere secured the final League Two play-off spot thanks to goalless draw against Colchester United.

Keith Hill’s men, who were real contenders for automatic promotion a few weeks ago, went into the game knowing that results elsewhere would not matter if they could pick up a final day point.

Aside from an Otis Khan effort and two half-chances for Paul Lewis and Corey Blackett-Taylor, the first period was devoid of any real attacking quality.

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Tranmere had control of the opening half, however, after offering little in the opening 45 minutes, it was the U’s who should have taken a second-half lead.

Veteran keeper Joe Murphy first denied Michael Folivi from close before getting down well to keep out a low strike from Noah Chilvers.

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Rovers then settled into the half but despite having spells of possession they failed to trouble keeper Shamal George.

The U’s went again late on, however despite a long-range Chilvers effort, Rovers were able to soak up the pressure and see the game out.

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