Tranmere Rovers forward Steve Jennings' late strike condemned Notts County to a fifth defeat in six games.

Notts went ahead through Ronan Murray before quick goals from Jason Koumas and Ryan Lowe put Tranmere ahead.

Alan Sheehan missed the chance to bring Notts level when his penalty was saved by Owain Fon Williams after Ash Taylor was fouled by Gary Liddle.

Sheehan made amends, curling in a free kick, but Jennings' long-range shot won all three points for Rovers.

Notts are now seven points from safety, while Tranmere climb two points clear of trouble.

Tranmere Rovers caretaker manager John McMahon told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"They deserved the victory. We showed a lot of guts and played some good football.

"We were unfortunate to go behind but we showed good character to come back because we were on top.

"We kept believing in what we were doing and obviously you get the rewards from that."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams Booked
  • 02 Holmes
  • 23 Ridehalgh
  • 22 Koumas (Robinson - 51' )
  • 04 Taylor
  • 32 Arthurworrey
  • 15 Kirby
  • 08 Wallace (Power - 37' )
  • 09 Lowe (Stockton - 90' )
  • 18 Jennings
  • 14 Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 05 Goodison
  • 10 Robinson
  • 12 Rowe
  • 16 Stockton
  • 17 Power
  • 20 Brown
  • 33 Mooney

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya (McGregor - 85' )
  • 25 Tempest
  • 04 Liddle
  • 26 Hollis
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 12 Mullins Booked
  • 39 Tyson Booked (Grealish - 66' Booked )
  • 16 Spencer
  • 19 Murray

Substitutes

  • 05 Smith
  • 07 Grealish
  • 08 McGregor
  • 21 Thompson
  • 22 Fotheringham
  • 23 Speiss
  • 32 Dixon
Ref: Keith Stroud
Att: 4,292

Match Stats

Shots

16 11

On target

7 6

Corners

9 6

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2.

90:00 +4:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2.

90:00 +3:41 Booking

Booking Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:17 Booking

Booking Jack Grealish (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

89:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Ryan Lowe.

89:00

Attempt missed. Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

88:26

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

87:22

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces Mustapha Dumbuya.

83:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

81:24 Booking

Booking Hayden Mullins (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

81:18

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:18

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

80:42

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Owain Williams.

80:33

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:50

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

79:43

Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

78:10

Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

78:10

Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:21

Attempt missed. Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

76:50

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

76:41

Attempt saved. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

73:43

Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:43

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

72:48

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

72:48

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:37

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

70:38

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

70:01

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:01

Foul by Greg Tempest (Notts County).

69:14

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:14

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

67:42

Hand ball by James Spencer (Notts County).

66:51

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

65:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Jack Grealish replaces Nathan Tyson.

64:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

64:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

64:09

Delay in match Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

62:57

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

61:52

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Notts County 2. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

59:53

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

59:53

Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:50 Booking

Booking Nathan Tyson (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

58:42

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:42

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Notts County).

56:44

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jake Kirby.

51:29

Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

51:29

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Robinson replaces Jason Koumas because of an injury.

49:35

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.

48:47

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

48:04

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

48:04

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:06

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:06

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Notts County).

45:00

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 2, Notts County 1.

45:00 +2:48 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Notts County 1.

45:00 +0:33

Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:33

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Notts County).

44:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:56

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:15

Delay in match Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

44:00

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:59

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

42:46

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers).

42:46

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:19

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

37:31

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

37:31

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Max Power replaces James Wallace because of an injury.

36:08

Attempt blocked. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

35:32

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

34:12

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

33:47

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:47

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

33:26

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

31:53

Attempt missed. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

30:55

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

30:55

Gary Liddle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:29

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Owain Williams.

30:05

Penalty saved! Alan Sheehan (Notts County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:31

Penalty conceded by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

29:31

Penalty Notts County. Gary Liddle draws a foul in the penalty area.

27:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Notts County 1. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

26:06

Attempt saved. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Notts County 1. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

23:36

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:36

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

22:24

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:24

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

14:52

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Notts County 1. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

12:44

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

11:35

Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:35

Attempt missed. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

10:06

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

9:45

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:45

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

5:44

Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

3:00

Stephen Arthurworrey (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:00

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Notts County).

2:19

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

1:56

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Tyson.

1:20

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

0:52

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

0:37

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

0:37

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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