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Rob Apter brace earns Tranmere comeback win over struggling Newport

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 13 Apr 2024

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Rob Apter scored twice to earn Tranmere a 2-1 comeback victory at Newport that extends the Welsh side’s losing run to six games.

Will Evans headed in his 25th goal of the season to put the hosts ahead after 20 minutes at Rodney Parade.

But Blackpool loanee Apter then took centre stage for Tranmere.

The 20-year-old was given far too much time and space to control Lee O’Connor’s pass from the right flank and advance towards goal before firing into the bottom corner to level in the 25th minute.

Apter then raced onto a high ball over the top before placing his shot between the legs of teenage debutant Nelson Sanca and past goalkeeper Nick Townsend nine minutes before the break.

Luke Jephcott wasted a chance to level before the break when he fired over at the far post.

Newport substitute Kiban Rai and defender Kyle Jameson also went close to an equaliser after the interval, but Tranmere held on to secure a first win in five games.

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