Today in the lower leagues: League One Rovers worthy of your attention?


Another match day has come and gone in the lower leagues of the EFL. Let’s discuss the absolutely drubbing that Tranmere Rovers put on the Bolton Wanderers. Everybody that is paying attention to the EFL is well aware of the current disaster over at Bolton, but I don’t feel that should take away from Tranmere’s 5-0 win earlier today. The Rovers had 4 different goal scorers and held their opponents to 0 shots on goal and 8 shots total for their first win in League 1 this season (newly promoted out of league 2).

Tranmere is a new following for me, as I played with them frequently in FIFA 19, so I will be watching them closely this season. After struggling in their season opener against Rochdale, where they played with 10 men and lost 3-2, they then got blanked 2-0 against Portsmouth last weekend. Will this be the beginning of brighter things ahead for them, or was this a “garbage win” against a team that is struggling mightily to stay alive and can’t seem to get out of their own way? Either way, keep your eyes on the Merseyside squad because they are a fun bunch to watch and quite often put on a great show.

Today’s scorers:

  • Ollie Banks 38′ (1)
  • Morgan Ferrier 40′, 46′ (2)
  • Connor Jennings 63′ (2)
  • Stefan Payne 75′ (1)

On Bolton: Yes, they essentially put out a U-23 squad today and it did show on the pitch. That being said, I do hope the Wanderers find their way soon because football is a sport we can/should all enjoy and discuss. Seeing any team in a struggle to stay above water saddens me and I want them to be able to get their ship righted and get back to being the competitive we are used to watching.

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