Tranmere Rovers vs Guiseley AFC: Three Stand Out Stars

By Josh Roberts

Tranmere signed off 2017 with a hard fought win over Yorkshire side Guiseley. Despite the 4 – 0 scoreline, Rovers were forced to work hard to break down a resolute defensive effort from the away side.

In amongst Saturday’s performance were numerous players who stood out but here are the three stars from said game;

Connor Jennings

Quite simply, he had to be on here. Jennings is in the middle of a purple patch and it is showing with six goals in his last four games.

He added two more against Guiseley, the first a well taken goal and the second reminiscent of a poachers finish in front of goal.

The no.11 is lighting up the league at the moment and has been a vital cog in the machine that has brought about five wins on the bounce for Tranmere.

The Super White Army will be hoping Jennings can keep up this form heading into 2018 and help lead Tranmere to the promised land of the Football League.

Scott Davies

Davies stat

During a 4 – 0 victory, a goalkeeper’s performance can go under the radar due to the lack of action happening at their end of the pitch.

While Guiseley didn’t create much, Davies had to be at his best in the first half to get down quickly to stop a glanced header that was heading in.

The man between the sticks was then called upon again soon after and showed why he’s rated as one of the best ‘keepers in the league.

Racing out to get a hand on the ball before the Guiseley man could then acrobatically getting a foot to the second ball to deny a shot on his open goal, he ensured Tranmere kept a clean sheet and didn’t fall behind.

James Norwood

Norwood vs Guiseley 2

This man is seemly getting better and better with every game he plays for Tranmere, there is nothing he can’t do.

His pace running in behind the back five of Guiseley consistent caused problems even if the final ball wasn’t the best.

His general work rate is phenomenal, he sets the tone for Rovers high up the pitch with his pressing and hounding and Guiseley couldn’t cope.

The no.10 got his reward for a top performance with a well taken goal but more important it was the first of the match and that opened the floodgates that allowed Jennings and Cook to get on the score sheet.


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