Capital One Cup
August 27, 2013
Final score - after penalties
Rovers claim shoot-out success
Owain Fon Williams was Tranmere's hero as his two penalty shoot-out saves rocked Championship side Bolton in a tense Capital One Cup second-round tussle at Prenton Park.
James Rowe hit the winning penalty after Fon Williams saved spot-kicks from Andre Moritz and Alex Baptiste, securing a 4-2 shoot-out success, after Jermaine Beckford's cool finish had cancelled out Cole Stockton's first-half stoppage-time effort in a 1-1 draw.
Tranmere took a deserved lead when Stockton robbed Zat Knight on the edge of the box and coolly curled past Andy Lonergan.
After half-time Darren Pratley and Tom Eaves forced Fon Williams into a superb 58th-minute double save.
However Bolton's two second-half substitutes combined to see the visitors level as Moritz fed Beckford for a 66th-minute finish.
Evan Horwood cleared Eaves' 84th-minute lob off the line, while Bolton later had an effort disallowed after an offside Eaves tapped in Rob Hall's low cross.
In the first-half of extra-time Fon Williams saved well following Beckford's slick turn and shot, while Eaves had another effort ruled out for offside in the second, before Tranmere's goalkeeper made himself a hero.
|Tranmere Rovers||Bolton Wanderers|
|1 Owain fon Williams||24 Andy Lonergan|
|5 Ian Goodison||2 Tyrone Mears|
|3 Evan Horwood||12 Zat Knight|
|2 Danny Holmes||15 Alex Baptiste|
|4 Ash Taylor||4 Matthew Mills|
|22 Jason Koumas||25 Joshua Vela|
|14 Chris Atkinson||44 Mohamed Medo|
|12 James Rowe||11 Robert Hall|
|17 Max Power||38 Sanmi Odelusi|
|26 Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro||21 Darren Pratley|
|16 Cole Stockton||32 Tom Eaves|
|33 Jason Mooney||Adam Bogdan 1|
|27 Ben Maher||Cian Bolger 36|
|11 Abdulai Bell-Baggie||Andre Moritz 14|
|15 Jake Kirby||Jay Spearing 6|
|Jermaine Beckford 10|
|Thomas Youngs 45|
|Jake Kirby for Jason Koumas (74)||Jermaine Beckford for Joshua Vela (60)|
|Abdulai Bell-Baggie for Chris Atkinson (112)||Andre Moritz for Sanmi Odelusi (64)|
|Thomas Youngs for Robert Hall (96)|
|· Squads: Tranmere Rovers | Bolton Wanderers|