Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Crawley Town 1.
Tranmere thrashed Crawley at Prenton Park to keep pace with the League Two play-off pack.
Connor Jennings gave Rovers the lead before the division's top scorer, James Norwood, notched his ninth and 10th goals of the season either side of half-time.
Adam Buxton's penalty and a thunderbolt from Paul Mullin took the tally to five before the visitors pulled back a consolation through Olly Palmer.
Rovers attacked in waves and it was no surprise when Jennings smashed home a Manny Monthe knockdown midway through the first half to break the deadlock.
Jennings then set up Norwood for his first before the break and Tranmere's leading marksman headed home an Ollie Banks corner to make it three shortly after the restart.
Tranmere's penalty seemed harsh on the visitors, with Glenn Morris adjudged to have clipped Norwood in the box, but Buxton had little concern as he fired home before Mullin completed the rout.
Stunned Town responded when Palmer volleyed home Lewis Young's cross from close range but they were soundly beaten.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 29ColeSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
- 9MullinSubstituted forGilmourat 76'minutes
- 14FrancombBooked at 18minsSubstituted forDohertyat 62'minutes
- 21BulmanSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 59'minutes
- 28CamaraSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 78'minutes
- Tom Nield
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 5, Crawley Town 1.
Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Attempt saved. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Joe Maguire (Crawley Town).
Foul by Harvey Gilmour (Tranmere Rovers).
Josh Doherty (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Connolly.
Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Johnny Smith replaces Larnell Cole.
Attempt missed. Adam Buxton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).
Substitution, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia replaces Panutche Camara.
Larnell Cole (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Romain Vincelot (Crawley Town).
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Harvey Gilmour replaces Paul Mullin.