Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Tranmere (1-2 agg): Second leg draw good enough for Micky Mellon’s side to set up League Two playoff final clash with Newport

13 May

Tranmere Rovers did enough to get past Forest Green Rovers in the League Two playoff semi-final.

The second leg finished 1-1 and saw Micky Mellon’s side book their place at Wembley, thanks to an aggregate win, where they will face Newport County later this month.

James Norwood celebrates his goal for Tranmere
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Tranmere held a 1-0 advantage from the first leg but quickly saw this scrubbed out when Joseph Mills scored in the 12th minute.

James Norwood fired the visitors back in front after 27 minutes and it would stay 2-1 on aggregate.

Forest Green’s task was made all the harder when Carl Winchester was given a second yellow card in the 67th minute.

The home side continued to press but could not find an equaliser to take it to extra time.

More to follow…

League Two play-offs: Super Computer predicts who will be promoted to League One

9 May

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the Football League play-offs!

League Two get us underway tonight as Newport take on Mansfield – live on talkSPORT 2 – and we cannot wait.

The Stags missed out on automatic promotion on the last day of the season as they agonisingly lost to MK Dons, who took third spot ahead of them, so they will want to right that wrong.

In the other semi-final, Forest Green Rovers and Tranmere are both for promotion having had recent spells in the National League but only one can make the final, so it’s set up to be a thrilling affair.

They promise to be unpredictable matches but, unafraid of the odds, talkSPORT.com have fired up their famous Super Computer to predict the winners of the League Two play-offs.

You can see the results below…

And if you think you’re better at predictions than the super computer, give the talkSPORT predictor game a go!

Semi-finals

Newport County vs Mansfield Town

First leg – 1-0

Second leg – 1-1 – Newport win 2-1 on aggregate

Newport County celebrate

Tranmere Rovers vs Forest Green Rovers

First leg – 1-1

Second leg – 0-1 – Forest Green win 2-1 on aggregate

Will Tranmere come out on top?

Play-off final

Newport County 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green are promoted to the Championship

Tahvon Campbell of Forest Green Rovers in action

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What football matches have been called off because of snow? Full list of postponements in England and Scotland

2 Feb

A number of Saturday fixtures up and down the country have fallen victim to the weather.

Snow has swept across the UK over the last few days with some areas being hit worse than others and it even hampered Manchester United training at Carrington.

Cold weather and snow has hit the country in the last week

Scotland has seen temperatures plunge to as low as -14C and predictably frozen pitches have become an issue.

It is mostly lower league and non-league matches that have been postponed and, so far, no matches in the Premier League or Championship have been called off.

Here is a full list of the matches that have been postponed.

Premier League

None

Championship

None

League One

Accrington Stanley vs Blackpool

League Two

Cheltenham Town vs Cambridge United

Crewe Alexandra vs Carlisle United

Oldham Athletic vs Morecambe

Port Vale vs Tranmere Rovers

Swindon Town vs Forest Green Rovers

National League

Boreham Wood vs Wrexham

Ebbsfleet vs Hartlepool

Maidenhead vs Dagenham & Redbridge

Scottish Premiership

None

Scottish Championship

None

Scottish League One

Stranraer vs Stenhousemuir

Scottish League Two

Cowdenbeath vs Peterhead

Elgin City vs Queen’s Park

Stirling Albion vs Clyde

Berwick vs Annan

Forest Green Rovers goalkeeper James Montgomery suffers gruesome injury after getting boot to the face

30 Jan

Forest Green Rovers goalkeeper James Montgomery suffered a gruesome injury to his face during his side’s 1-1 draw against Mansfield Town.

The 24-year-old lost some teeth when he was on the receiving end of an accidental boot to the face from Stags striker Gethin Jones during their League Two clash.

Forest Green goalkeeper James Montgomery

The goalkeeper tweeted a picture of the damage done to his face and said he was setting up a JustGiving page to help pay for some new teeth.

He tweeted: “On my way to hospital, setting up a just giving page if anyone wants to help me pay for my new teeth.. good point and well done to the lads on coming back from behind! You should see the other lad!!”

The collision happened midway through the second half at New Lawn when Jones caught Montgomery with a boot in the face.

Mark Cooper, the Forest Green manager, told the BBC: “That’ll interfere with his good looks for a while.

“He’s got a large facial wound, an horrendous cut on his lip and he’s missing a few teeth.

“He’ll need some work done and is off to hospital to get some treatment, so we’ll see how he goes in terms of how long he’ll be out of action.”