National League
TranmereTranmere Rovers3Lincoln CityLincoln City2

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

  • 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

  • 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.

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