September 18, 2012
Impressive Rovers brush aside Shakers
Two penalties from Andy Robinson fired League One leaders Tranmere to a 3-0 home victory over winless Bury and their best start to the season since the 1930s.
Robinson struck from the spot midway through each half to take his tally for the season to six as Rovers maintained their unbeaten league run.
Jake Cassidy swept home Rovers' third to leave Ronnie Moore's men sitting pretty at the top of the table having dropped just four points from their opening seven games.
Bury's Efe Sodje had a 26th-minute header cleared off the line by James Wallace before Owain Fon Williams turned Stephen Schumacher's stinging drive around a post soon after.
But Tranmere took a 35th-minute lead when Danny Holmes was brought down in the box by Marcus Marshall for Robinson to score the resulting penalty.
Robinson fired in his second spot-kick of the night when Adam Lockwood felled Tranmere substitute Joe Thompson after 68 minutes.
And Cassidy rounded off another impressive Rovers win just three minutes later, sliding home the rebound from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's shot.
|1 Owain fon Williams||1 Trevor Carson|
|14 Zoumana Bakayogo||16 Efetobore Sodje|
|2 Danny Holmes||5 Adam Brian Lockwood|
|4 Ash Taylor||3 Joe Skarz|
|21 Ben Gibson||6 Peter Sweeney|
|10 Andy Robinson||8 Steven Schumacher|
|8 James Wallace||9 Craig Jones|
|6 Liam Palmer||11 Marcus Marshall|
|26 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro||21 Andrai Jones|
|22 Abdulai Bell-Baggie||19 Mark Cullen|
|9 Jake Cassidy||28 Tom Hopper|
|33 Jason Mooney||Cameron Belford 30|
|19 Michael Kay||Mark Hughes 17|
|23 Roman Golobart||Mark Carrington 13|
|12 Danny Harrison||Max Harrop 18|
|7 Joe Thompson||Shane Byrne 4|
|16 Cole Stockton||Lenell John-Lewis 12|
|15 Jake Kirby||Lateef Elford-Alliyu 15|
|Joe Thompson for Abdulai Bell-Baggie (64)||Lenell John-Lewis for Mark Cullen (63)|
|Cole Stockton for Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (79)||Lateef Elford-Alliyu for Tom Hopper (77)|
|Jake Kirby for Andy Robinson (87)|
|Andy Robinson (62)||Adam Brian Lockwood (67)|
|Efetobore Sodje (70)|
|Steven Schumacher (79)|
|· Squads: Tranmere Rovers | Bury|