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Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Lincoln City

Adam Mekki's late goal saw Tranmere beat 10-man Lincoln and move in to the final National League play-off spot.

Imps defender Bradley Wood was shown a straight red card for blocking Jeff Hughes' goal-bound shot in the area, and striker James Norwood slotted the subsequent penalty to put Rovers ahead.

George Maris' header then drew Lincoln level soon after, only for Jake Kirby's hooked shot to restore Tranmere's lead.

Robbie McDaid headed a second equaliser before Mekki's deflected strike won it.

Tranmere are now fifth in the table, two points behind Braintree in fourth, while Lincoln remain in 10th.

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNulty
  • 8Harris
  • 16Hill
  • 12IhiekweBooked at 90mins
  • 23KirbySubstituted forMekkiat 64'minutes
  • 4Jennings
  • 20Hughes
  • 9Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forFenwickat 75'minutes
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 13Turner
  • 15Riley
  • 17Mekki
  • 29Higdon
  • 37Fenwick

Lincoln City

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Farman
  • 2WoodBooked at 38mins
  • 5Waterfall
  • 7Muldoon
  • 18Beevers
  • 6Bush
  • 12Hawkridge
  • 9RheadSubstituted forMcDaidat 54'minutes
  • 8PowerBooked at 65mins
  • 29Maris
  • 3TempestSubstituted forSimmonsat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Grant
  • 16Simmons
  • 19McDaid
  • 24Wildin
  • 26Howe
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
5,366

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Lincoln City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Lincoln City 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  4. Post update

    Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 3, Lincoln City 2. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jay Harris.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Scott Fenwick tries a through ball, but Scott Fenwick is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by George Maris (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

    Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Adam Mekki.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Scott Fenwick replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Lincoln City 2. Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham402511475264986
2Forest Green40258764362883
3Grimsby361912570313969
4Braintree381911843261768
5Tranmere4018121054401466
6Dover371981064461865
7Eastleigh38189115648863
8Wrexham381881264442062
9Gateshead40188144958-962
10Lincoln City401511146156556
11Bromley40167176162-155
12Macclesfield39166175243954
13Woking38147175855349
14Barrow371211144963-1447
15Aldershot39138184261-1947
16Chester381110175057-743
17Southport391110183855-1743
18Guiseley38914153656-2041
19Torquay37911174162-2138
20Altrincham37911174061-2138
21Boreham Wood39813183141-1037
22Halifax36910174869-2137
23Welling40611233057-2729
24Kidderminster3869233962-2327
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