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Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Notts County

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."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 2Holmes
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 22KoumasSubstituted forRobinsonat 51'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 32Arthurworrey
  • 15Kirby
  • 8J WallaceSubstituted forPowerat 37'minutes
  • 9LoweSubstituted forStocktonat 90'minutes
  • 18Jennings
  • 14Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 5Goodison
  • 10Robinson
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 20Brown
  • 33Mooney

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 2DumbuyaSubstituted forMcGregorat 85'minutes
  • 25Tempest
  • 4Liddle
  • 26Hollis
  • 3Sheehan
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 12MullinsBooked at 82mins
  • 39TysonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGrealishat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Spencer
  • 19Murray

Substitutes

  • 5Smith
  • 7Grealish
  • 8McGregor
  • 21Thompson
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 23Speiss
  • 32Dixon
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
4,292

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Ryan Lowe.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces Mustapha Dumbuya.

Goal!

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Owain Williams.

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

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

Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

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

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.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

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

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

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

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

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

Foul by Greg Tempest (Notts County).

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

Hand ball by James Spencer (Notts County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jack Grealish replaces Nathan Tyson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves35238464214377
2Brentford35237559312876
3Leyton Orient37228770343674
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham361812667442366
6Peterborough361841458481058
7MK Dons37157155350352
8Walsall371213124140149
9Swindon37139155351248
10Sheff Utd34138133738-147
11Port Vale35144174655-946
12Bradford361015114844445
13Gillingham37136184960-1145
14Crawley32101393639-343
15Bristol City37915135459-542
16Coventry35149126463141
17Colchester35912143945-639
18Oldham37109184154-1339
19Tranmere36109174464-2039
20Carlisle36108183857-1938
21Stevenage36107193755-1837
22Crewe37910184269-2737
23Shrewsbury36713163447-1334
24Notts County3794244567-2231
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