Tranmere Rovers Reserves 4 Hull City Reserves 1
JOE Conchie, a final year trainee, notched a hat-trick from the bench as Rovers opened the Central League campaign in style at Prenton Park.
The first half was goalless with Adam McGurk going close and Jason Mooney pulling off a treble save to deny the visitors.
Conchie put Rovers ahead on 55 minutes, finishing from close range following a corner. Five minutes later he finished off some good work by James Joyce and Jake Kirby by firing into the bottom corner of the net from 12 yards.
The hat-trick goal came on 75 minutes when his long range strike found the top right corner. Adam McGurk added a fourth.