Southport 0-2 Tranmere Rovers: Two volleys from Connor Jennings set up FA Cup home tie against Tottenham Hotspur

17 Dec

Tranmere Rovers defeated Southport 2-0 on Monday night to set up a third round tie with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Two wonderful volleys from Connor Jennings helped knock out the sixth-tier side in their second-round replay.

Jennings celebrates after his two goals sent Tranmere through

A 1-1 draw at Prenton Park meant both sides knew victory would give them a home tie against Spurs.

And it was the League Two side who took the lead through Jennings’ sensational dipping effort from outside the box.

Jake Caprice put a good cross into the box and Jennings produced another spinning volley with his right foot before half time to secure the win.

Part-time Southport – ranked 59 places lower in the football pyramid – rallied after half-time but could not score.

Micky Mellon’s Tranmere side – who are eighth in the fourth tier – will now host Premier League Spurs in the opening tie of this season’s FA Cup third-round weekend on Friday, 4 January.