By Joel Lampkin
A SEVENTH successive home win in the league for Tranmere Rovers and a match that featured several players of quality for the home side but only three could make the article.
With the Super Whites breathing down the necks of the teams at the top a first-placed finish is no longer unthinkable – a testament to Micky Mellon and his men.
James Norwood: The overall Man of the Match and a player that stepped up in the absence of Andy Cook, Norwood shone as he led the line against a powerful away defence.
The striker is in double figures for this term but his finishing ability plays second fiddle to his work rate with the player constantly sprinting back and forth to help his team out.
The need for a headstrong player to pick the ball up and drive has been missing since Dylan Mottley-Henry’s loan expired and the 20-year-old impressed playing back under the man who handed him his professional debut.
Steve McNulty: Tranmere’s captain has been labelled a lot of things over the course of his career, but a leader never gets talked about enough as with his leg still in a bed way the 34-year-old commanded his back four in superb fashion.
The home-side may have leaked in two goals but take nothing away from his courage and bravery to still take to the field and without McNulty on the field – it may have been a draw, or worse.