Tranmere put in yet another solid performance and came away with all three points as they won at Carlisle, their first away success of the season.
There was one change for Rovers as Dylan Mottley-Henry came in for Jonny Smith. Other than that, it was the usual shape and line-up that Micky Mellon opted for.
It was another professional and competitive performance by Rovers as they continue to establish themselves back in League Two, and that play-off challenge some craved may yet materialise on this form.
Despite a couple of hairy moments at the back early on, Tranmere weathered the storm and eventually came out on top.
On 74 minutes, it looked like things may go the other way as the home side were awarded a penalty following a foul in the box by Scott Davies. The Rovers’ stopper redeemed himself with a superb save down to his left corner.
Six minutes later, Tranmere took the lead themselves. Jake Caprice has shown attacking promise this season from right-back, and that promise finally created a goal as his run and cross forced a Carlisle defender to put through his own net.
Paul Mullin had replaced Cole Stockton shortly before Rovers’ opener, and it was him who doubled Tranmere’s lead on 86 minutes, superbly curling the ball home to wrap things up.
He nearly added a third a few minutes later, lofting the ball over the keeper before the ball cannoned off the cross bar.
A superb away win then for Tranmere, their first back in the EFL, and we’re now up to 8thahead of next weekend’s home match with third place Newport (who incidentally got smashed 6-0 at home to Yeovil today!).
Well played boys.