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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

Formation 4-5-1

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

Substitutes

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

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Ryan Lowe.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces Mustapha Dumbuya.

  10. Goal!

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Owain Williams.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.