Tranmere Rovers caused a cup upset, as they beat Wycombe in extra time to advance to the next round of the FA Cup.

It was a night to remember for Tranmere as they put on an amazing performance to edge the Chairboys out of the competition.

The match started fairly slow and there were no real clear-cut opportunities for the first 20 minutes. Wycombe able to fashion the first real chances but Grimmer just couldn’t turn in the volley from six yards.

It wasn’t until the 40th-minute that the first real problem occurred for Tranmere, as Kane Wilson was sent off.

The last five minutes of the opening period only got worse as Wycombe took the lead right at the end. Akinfenwa was able to find team-mate Anthony Stewart who found the back of the net from the centre of the box.

After the break, Wycombe almost doubled their lead when Midfielder Nick Freeman hit the crossbar.

However, Rovers hit straight back with a goal from Morgan Ferrier as the forward was able to get in behind and bury it into the top of the net to make it 1-1.

The attacking pressure from Wycombe was immense but despite 16 shots and 14 corners, the home side couldn’t break the stubborn defence.

Extra time was more of the same as Wycombe continued to attack, but Tranmere held for the first period.

In the second half, Morris’ strike from the edge of the box gave Rovers the lead five minutes from time.

But against all the odds, Tranmere’s 10 men continued to fight tirelessly, as they completed the comeback to progress.

The next round will see Micky Mellon’s side host the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, as Chichester City head to Prenton Park.

(Picture taken by Nigel Cox, under Creative Commons License)

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