National League
Maidstone United2Tranmere3

Maidstone United 2-3 Tranmere Rovers

Two goals in the last five minutes earned Tranmere a 3-2 win at Maidstone that moved them into the top three in the National League.

Delano Sam-Yorke had already gone close for Maidstone when they opened the scoring in the 27th minute, Alex Finney forcing a Jai Reason free-kick over the line after a header had come back off the crossbar.

Tranmere levelled after 39 minutes when Andy Cook took advantage of some poor defending to tap home, but the home side were quickly back in front when Ross Lafayette scored from the penalty spot after Blair Turgott was brought down.

That was how it stayed until the last five minutes when a superb ball in from Jack Dunn was inadvertently turned past his own goalkeeper by Finney.

There was further drama when Connor Jennings was brought down in the box and Adam Buxton scored from the spot with two minutes left to snatch Rovers the win.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 22De Havilland
  • 2Hare
  • 14Reason
  • 4Beckwith
  • 10Paxman
  • 3FinneyBooked at 87mins
  • 16Ofori-TwumasiBooked at 79mins
  • 9Sam-YorkeBooked at 53mins
  • 19Turgott
  • 29Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 4Prestedge
  • 7Loza
  • 11Wraight
  • 13Anderson
  • 18Osei

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forManganat 81'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 8Harris
  • 2Buxton
  • 11Jennings
  • 15NorburnBooked at 90mins
  • 4Sutton
  • 24HughesSubstituted forDugganat 42'minutesSubstituted forTollittat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Dunn
  • 33Monthe

Substitutes

  • 7Tollitt
  • 19Mangan
  • 20Duggan
  • 22Taylor
  • 27Solomon-Davies
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,502

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 2, Tranmere Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Tranmere Rovers 3.

Booking

Oliver Norburn (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 2, Tranmere Rovers 3. Adam Buxton (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Alex Finney (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Own Goal by Alex Finney, Maidstone United. Maidstone United 2, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Mangan replaces James Norwood.

Booking

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ben Tollitt replaces Mitch Duggan.

Booking

Delano Sam-Yorke (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidstone United 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Mitch Duggan replaces Jeff Hughes.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 2, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ross Lafayette (Maidstone United) converts the penalty with a.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Alex Finney (Maidstone United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield35208748361268
2Sutton United35189854391563
3Tranmere361710957372061
4Aldershot351612755371860
5Boreham Wood351612750331760
6Wrexham361515641281360
7Fylde3615101161451655
8Ebbsfleet36141394741655
9Dover351412947331454
10Bromley3414101056411552
11Dag & Red35149125445951
12Maidenhead United351211124948147
13Eastleigh361015115358-545
14Gateshead341014104236644
15Woking35127164453-943
16Leyton Orient34119144247-542
17Halifax35912143646-1039
18Maidstone United35912144255-1339
19Hartlepool34910153850-1237
20Barrow33812134045-536
21Solihull Moors3497183549-1434
22Chester35612173257-2530
23Torquay3569203260-2827
24Guiseley35510203066-3625
View full National League table

Top Stories