Aug 17 2013 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
Tranmere Rovers Res 2Walsall Res 1
GOALS from Jake Kirby and Cole Stockton gave Tranmere reserves a winning start to the Central League season.
The pair were two of five professionals in Dave Timmins' side, with Ian Goodison, Jason Mooney and Abdulai Baggie also starting at Kirklands.
Kirby opened the scoring, rounding the goalkeeper before firing into an empty net on nine minutes. Despite being under pressure for long spells, Rovers doubled their lead on 62 minutes, with Stockton firing into the bottom right corner but 13 minutes later the Saddlers pulled a goal back through Kieron Morris.
Tranmere: Mooney, Maher, Gumbs, Shackleton, Goodison (Smith 45), Phillips, Riley, Duggan (Jago 70), Stockton, Kirby, Baggie. Unused substitutes: Ramsbottom, Lamb.