Stock rises as Rovers win

Tranmere teenager Cole Stockton scored one and created two as the League One side beat non-league Braintree 3-0 in the FA Cup.

Last Updated: 13/11/12 at 22:47

Tranmere: Celebrating Thompson's opener

Tranmere: Celebrating Thompson's opener

Tuesday night's result booked the League One leaders a home tie against Chesterfield in round two.

Ten days after the scheduled first-round fixture was postponed because of heavy rain in Essex, Stockton's 24th-minute volley was only parried skywards by Danny Naisbitt with Joe Thompson bundling home as the ball came down.

Stockton found the net himself after the break, turning and beating Matt Paine before driving home, and he then set up substitute Max Power to make it 3-0 in the dying moments.

Despite looking the better side early on, it was Tranmere and not Braintree who fashioned the best chance but Danny Harrison somehow volleyed over a hanging Thompson cross in the 17th minute. However Thompson made no mistake himself seven minutes later, reacting quickest after Iron goalkeeper Naisbitt could only divert Stockton's strike.

Luke Daley - a replacement for James Mulley in midfield - had a great chance to equalise moments later after a long ball from Naisbitt was not fully cleared, but he fired straight at Rovers keeper Owain fon Williams.

A constant threat throughout, Stockton got the goal he deserved seven minutes after the break and then showed his class just before added time sweeping across the box for Power to fire home himself.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

More Match Results

Sunday, 13 April 2014
16:07
Hull City 5-3 Sheff Utd Report
Saturday, 12 April 2014
17:07
Wigan 1-1 Arsenal Report
Sunday, 09 March 2014
16:05
Man City 1-2 Wigan Report
14:00
Hull City 3-0 Sunderland Report
12:00
Sheff Utd 2-0 Charlton Report
Saturday, 08 March 2014
12:45
Arsenal 4-1 Everton Report
Monday, 24 February 2014
19:45
Hull City 2-1 Brighton Report
Sheff Wed 1-2 Charlton Report
Monday, 17 February 2014
Brighton 1-1 Hull City Report
Sunday, 16 February 2014
16:00
Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool Report

Footer 365

Roberto Martinez feels Everton have moved on since Marouane Fellaini joined Man United

Roberto Martinez has questioned where former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini would fit into his current team.

Premier League: Steven Gerrard hopes 'phenomenal' Brendan Rodgers enjoys long Liverpool reign

Captain Steven Gerrard has hailed Brendan Rodgers as "phenomenal" and hopes the manager can build a legacy at Liverpool.

World Cup 2014: Jack Wilshere in good shape for England, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident England midfielder Jack Wilshere will be in good shape for the World Cup.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property