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Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Jay Harris
Jay Harris denied Forest Green Rovers a place at the top of the National League

Forest Green were unable to fully capitalise on leaders Cheltenham's loss to Braintree as they drew at Tranmere.

A win would have taken Rovers top of the league, and Darren Carter's early left-footed goal was a great start.

But Tranmere roared back after half-time, with Jay Harris finishing after good work from Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Forest Green's task was made difficult after Carter was sent off for a second bookable offence in the second half, but Tranmere could not capitalise.

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Pennock on Tranmere v Forest Green

Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "Under the circumstances, with Darren Carter getting sent off, it's a fantastic point for us.

"I think the two players just got their legs tangled but the referee was adamant that Carter tripped him - but either way, we showed a lot of character after going down to 10 men against a good side.

"We've got another big game to come against Aldershot at home, but it's been a great weekend."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 7VaughanBooked at 89mins
  • 16Hill
  • 17Mekki
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 8HarrisBooked at 25mins
  • 24McNulty
  • 23KirbySubstituted forMackrethat 80'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 9Taylor-Fletcher
  • 20Hughes

Substitutes

  • 5Hogan
  • 11Maynard
  • 13Turner
  • 14Mackreth
  • 15Riley

Forest Green

  • 1Arnold
  • 6BennettBooked at 12mins
  • 3Jennings
  • 9Marsh-BrownBooked at 39minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 16Racine
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 4Clough
  • 19Sinclair
  • 20ParkinBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMooreat 89'minutes
  • 24CarterBooked at 62mins
  • 11FrearSubstituted forKellyat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 14Moore
  • 26Williams
  • 27Jefford
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,073

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Forest Green Rovers).

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Kelly.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Jon Parkin.

Booking

Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Elliott Frear.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Gary Taylor-Fletcher tries a through ball, but Gary Taylor-Fletcher is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Davies.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers).

Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jack Mackreth replaces Jake Kirby.

Attempt missed. Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Brett Williams replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Booking

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers) for a bad foul.

Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Mekki with a cross.

Foul by Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham392411471254683
2Forest Green39257764362882
3Grimsby361912570313969
4Dover371981064461865
5Braintree371811842261665
6Tranmere3917121051381363
7Wrexham381881264442062
8Eastleigh37188115648862
9Gateshead39188134955-662
10Lincoln City391511135953656
11Bromley39167166161055
12Macclesfield38156174943651
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow371211144963-1447
15Aldershot38137184261-1946
16Chester381110175057-743
17Southport391110183855-1743
18Guiseley38914153656-2041
19Torquay37911174162-2138
20Altrincham37911174061-2138
21Boreham Wood38813173037-737
22Halifax36910174869-2137
23Welling39610233057-2728
24Kidderminster3869233962-2327
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