Tranmere were left to rue a host of missed chances following a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Chester on Saturday.
Despite dominating much of the game, Rovers were made to pay for wasting a host of chances during a game when the visitors threatened little.
Micky Mellon’s team should have had a penalty in the first half as the Chester keeper brought down James Norwood in the area, but in a typical show of weak refereeing by another abject team of officials, Norwood was instead booked. As the photo above shows, there was clear contact from the keeper on Norwood’s knee, and having knocked the ball passed him, a penalty was the only decision that should have been made.
The visitors enjoyed some spells of possession but in doing so demonstrated why they will most likely be in a relegation battle this season due to a real lack of quality going forward.
Tranmere’s best chances of the game fell to Norwood in the first half as he cut inside of a defender and had a shot saved at point-blank, but he also put a chance on a plate for debutant Gerry McDonagh in the second half. The Irishman on loan from Nottingham Forest was also denied by the Chester keeper.
Dylan Mottley-Henry saw a fine header saved by the opposition stopper, but it was Connor Jennings that came closest to securing a deserved win as he struck the goalkeeper’s right-hand post in the final 10 minutes.
Despite the initial disappointed, it’s seven points from the last three games for Rovers, which suggests the season is back on track.