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Stevenage 2-2 Tranmere Rovers

Stevenage midfielder Charlie Lee rescued a point with a late equaliser against strugglers Tranmere, who remain in the League Two relegation places.

Rovers, a point behind Hartlepool, led 2-1 from Kayode Odejayi's header and Jennison Myrie-Williams's opportunist finish before Lee struck.

Play-off chasers Stevenage had gone ahead early on when Ben Kennedy's corner was headed home by Bira Dembele.

The result leaves the home side two points behind seventh-placed Plymouth.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v Tranmere

"Great start and a great finish. It was going to be tough for us to play, playing without a recognised forward.

"We got off to a solid start and we were performing well. You couldn't say they earned their goals, we were masters of our downfall. I thought in the second half we showed a lot of positivity.

"The facts are you have to win promotion. It's winning that counts. Drawing games isn't winning. Winning has got that little bit extra, and at the moment we're just falling short of those winning standards.

"The players have got it in them. They're in the young stages of their careers. It's just about finding that little bit of confidence and that little bit of aggression to go a little bit further."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 46JebbSubstituted forConlonat 66'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 19Wells
  • 3Dembele
  • 23OkimoSubstituted forDeaconat 77'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 8WaltonSubstituted forLeeat 66'minutes
  • 37KeaneBooked at 72mins
  • 36Andrade
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 33Kennedy

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 5Ashton
  • 6Bond
  • 22Lee
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Deacon
  • 50Martin

Tranmere

  • 26Brezovan
  • 18DugdaleBooked at 47mins
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 12Donacien
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 22Jennings
  • 4PowerBooked at 90mins
  • 17TaylorSubstituted forMolyneuxat 66'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forHumeat 80'minutes
  • 10Green
  • 9OdejayiBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 14Laird
  • 15Kirby
  • 19Molyneux
  • 29Donnelly
  • 34Hume
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,344

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Stevenage).

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Bira Dembélé (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. George Green (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Roarie Deacon.

Booking

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Bira Dembélé (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Iain Hume (Tranmere Rovers).

Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Stevenage).

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Iain Hume replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Jerome Okimo.

Booking

Lee Molyneux (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Peter Brezovan.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jerome Okimo (Stevenage).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Keith Keane (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Keith Keane (Stevenage).

George Green (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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