Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.
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.
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."
- 7VaughanBooked at 89mins
- 8HarrisBooked at 25mins
- 23KirbySubstituted forMackrethat 80'minutes
- 6BennettBooked at 12mins
- 9Marsh-BrownBooked at 39minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
- 20ParkinBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMooreat 89'minutes
- 24CarterBooked at 62mins
- 11FrearSubstituted forKellyat 84'minutes
- John Busby
- Shots on Target
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, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Jon Parkin.
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, 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.