Ekram’s match report from the Brentford game:
TRANMERE lost at Prenton Park with a score of 4-3 to Brentford on Saturday, September 14.
After about 15 minutes Tranmere were 2-0 down. Tranmere got a goal by Atkinson just before half time. In a crazy second half Tranmere conceded a penalty because of Dugdale’s handball.
All the pressure was on Williams. Forshaw scored the penalty and the Brentford fans were cheering.
In the third minute Brentford scored a goal by Taylor. Williams made an amazing save but couldn’t stop Taylor scoring. 10 minutes later Brentford got another goal because of Goodison’s mistake. He didn’t clear the ball properly which made Donaldson score. Tranmere fans were disappointed. Then the Tranmere fans were happy because Tranmere got a goal back through Atkinson.
In the second half Tranmere were playing better. They caught up with Brentford and made it 2-2 with a Dugdale header. Brentford then regained the lead. Ronnie Moore made a substitute and Baggie passed the ball and Stockton scored. Tranmere thought they had rescued the score. But on the 93rd minute Dugdale’s handball got Brentford a penalty. Then the crowd went silent. But Forshaw scored and the Brentford fans went wild.
Tranmere manger, Ronnie Moore, said afterwards: “We’re disappointed. You can’t defend the way that we’ve defended today. I don’t know if it was a penalty or not, but you can’t blame the referee. If you can’t defend, you don’t win games.”