TRANMERE made it back-to-back wins with a comprehensive 5-1 League Two victory over 10-man Salford at the Peninsula Stadium to record their first away success since February as they hit five goals away for the first time in more than ten years. 

Goals from Harvey Saunders, Kieron Morris and Connor Jennings put Rovers in control before Matthew Lund pulled one back.

Regan Hendry and Josh Hawkes added two more for a dominant Tranmere side, either side of Conor McAleny’s sending off.

The visitors were rewarded for their bright start when Saunders fired a shot into the bottom corner after 12 minutes.

Tranmere then doubled their lead through Morris before the break.

McAleny forced Luke McGee to produce a fine save at the start of the second half, prior to Jennings delivering a sucker punch by curling into the corner.

Lund placed the ball home from the edge of the box to give Salford hope, but Tranmere hit back through Hartley when he fired past Alex Cairns to make it 4-1.

Salford went down to 10 men after McAleny was sent off for a second bookable offence with 18 minutes remaining.

To make matters even worse, Hawkes scored a fifth at the death to leave Salford head coach Neil Wood under growing pressure after they extended their winless league run to eight matches in 21st.