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Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Tranmere striker Ryan Lowe scored twice against his former side MK Dons to help Rovers to a first home league win of the season.

Lowe capitalised on a defensive error to lob the hosts in front before Daniel Powell levelled with a powerful strike.

A wonderful shot from Jason Banton gave the visitors the lead but Lowe equalised from the spot after Jordan Spence fouled Jim McNulty.

James Rowe won it late on when he fired home from Jake Kirby's pass.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I am going to say it and they can do what they want to me, I don't care, but that officiating wasn't good enough.

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MK Dons boss Karl Robinson on Tranmere loss

"He's got the rules wrong (regarding a disallowed goal). When the ball was played Jason (Banton) was in an offside position but he didn't make any movement to the ball.

"When the next touch from the defender puts him in on goal, which he scores, he's then called offside. But that isn't the rules. He's got the rules blatantly wrong.

"One or two mistakes and they've scored. We've scored two worldies and their goals are scrappy and silly. I'm shell-shocked.

"People will be listening in and critical from afar. People who were within here can't be critical of this team - they played very well today.

"For whatever reason, at the moment, everything we seem to do has been going against us. With injuries and missing chances and when we make a mistake we're getting punished every time at the moment."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forJenningsat 32'minutes
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 6HateleySubstituted forRoweat 45'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 20McNulty
  • 14Atkinson
  • 17Power
  • 9Lowe
  • 11Bell-BaggieSubstituted forHorwoodat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Kirby

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 18Jennings
  • 19Sodje
  • 22Koumas
  • 25Watkins

MK Dons

  • 16McLoughlin
  • 2Otsemobor
  • 3Lewington
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forCarruthersat 82'minutes
  • 23SpenceBooked at 66mins
  • 6Williams
  • 17Powell
  • 8Potter
  • 15Bamford
  • 10ChadwickSubstituted forMcLeodat 78'minutes
  • 21Banton

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 5Hodson
  • 11Smith
  • 13McLeod
  • 18Baldock
  • 22Carruthers
  • 50Burns
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
4,100

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, MK Dons 2.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Evan Horwood (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Evan Horwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Shaun Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Steven Jennings.

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, MK Dons 2. James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Kirby.

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Samir Carruthers replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Luke Chadwick.

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Evan Horwood replaces Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

Attempt missed. Jon Otsemobor (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, MK Dons 2. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Tranmere Rovers. Jimmy McNulty draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Spence (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Attempt missed. Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jon Otsemobor.

Attempt blocked. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, MK Dons 2. Jason Banton (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jon Otsemobor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, MK Dons 1.

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7Walsall146441714322
8Swindon146262418620
9Port Vale146261919020
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11MK Dons145452320319
12Crawley135441819-119
13Coventry148333122917
14Colchester143741318-516
15Carlisle134361324-1115
16Oldham134271619-314
17Stevenage144281521-614
18Shrewsbury142751316-313
19Gillingham143381724-712
20Sheff Utd143381321-812
21Tranmere143381428-1412
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