Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.
Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Tranmere Rovers
National League leaders Forest Green Rovers led twice but were held to an entertaining draw at home to promotion rivals Tranmere.
The hosts grabbed an early opener through Christian Doidge's close-range finish, but Lois Maynard's downward header from a corner quickly brought Tranmere level.
Forest Green were dominating and Liam Noble's curling, left-footed strike from range deservedly restored their lead before half-time.
But the visitors responded after the break, and equalised with former Forest Green forward James Norwood's low finish.
The draw extended Tranmere's unbeaten run in the league to seven games but could not stop them slipping from third to fifth in the table, while Forest Green's lead at the top was cut to four points as Lincoln City won.
Mark Cooper's side could have run away with the game before the break, but Dan Wishart struck the post, and visiting goalkeeper Scott Davies pulled off three fine saves.
Keanu Marsh-Brown also hit the post for the home side in the second half, before an unmarked Doidge missed from four yards, yet a spirited Tranmere could have won it in stoppage time when Andy Mangan went close.
- 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forMurphyat 85'minutes
- 9DoidgeSubstituted forTubbsat 76'minutes
- 17WishartBooked at 81mins
- 18TollittBooked at 73mins
- 24HughesBooked at 46mins
- 9CookSubstituted forNorwoodat 57'minutes
- Antony Coggins
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Rhys Murphy replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.
Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matt Tubbs replaces Christian Doidge.
Ben Tollitt (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andy Cook.
Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.
First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Tranmere Rovers 1. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers).
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers).
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.