Thomas-Moore the main man for Rovers: Match Review

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Ian Thomas-Moore's second-half strike fired Tranmere to their second away win of the season - a 1-0 victory over struggling Gillingham.

The veteran striker's eighth goal of the season came in the 68th minute to move Rovers level with Mark Stimson's side, who have now failed to win in eight matches.

Chances were few and far between in the first period with Rovers` strike duo Thomas-Moore and Marvin Sordell both flashing half chances wide.

But the Gills should have been ahead after 23 minutes when Luke Rooney got on the end of Chris Palmer's cross but he headed wastefully over.

Gillingham`s leading scorer Simeon Jackson forced Luke Daniels into a smart save on the half-hour mark.

Rooney went even closer immediately after the restart when the youngster fired Andy Barcham`s cross against the crossbar.

In the 57th minute, Tranmere substitute Gareth Edds flicked the ball over Mark Bentley before volleying across goal forcing Alan Julian to save low to his right.

Thomas-Moore then broke the deadlock when he slid the ball in at the back-post after Edds' cross had caused disarray in the Gills box.

Gillingham piled forward with Palmer rolling a shot wide six minutes from time and Danny Jackman blazing a shot over but Tranmere held on for a priceless win.

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Andy Barcham
Marvin Sordell
Luke Rooney
Danny Jackman
League One
Alan Julian
Chris Palmer
Mark Bentley
Simeon Jackson
Tranmere Rovers
Gareth Edds
Luke Daniels

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