Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2.
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."
- 1WilliamsBooked at 90mins
- 22KoumasSubstituted forRobinsonat 51'minutes
- 8WallaceSubstituted forPowerat 37'minutes
- 9LoweSubstituted forStocktonat 90'minutes
- 2DumbuyaSubstituted forMcGregorat 85'minutes
- 12MullinsBooked at 82mins
- 39TysonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGrealishat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Keith Stroud
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2.
Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Grealish (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
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, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces Mustapha Dumbuya.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Notts County 2. Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
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.