Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Tranmere moved level on points with AFC Wimbledon in League One after edging out their South London opponents 1-0 at Prenton Park.
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy scored the only goal midway through the first half but Rovers wasted a host of chances to put the game to bed and had to live dangerously until the very end.
The Merseysiders took the lead when Manny Monthe won a knockdown at the far post, allowing Connor Jennings to swivel and shoot at goal.
Nathan Trott kept his effort out and also clawed Hepburn-Murphy's rebound away but the linesman ruled that the ball had already crossed the line.
The Dons goalkeeper was single-handedly keeping the visitors in the contest after the break, denying Neil Danns and Hepburn-Murphy, with the latter also hitting the side-netting and blazing a great chance over the bar.
Jennings crashed another effort against the post but, despite their profligacy in front of goal, Wimbledon offered little at the other end, handing Tranmere a crucial victory in the battle to avoid relegation.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 4NelsonBooked at 48mins
- 35DannsSubstituted forPotterat 84'minutes
- 17PerkinsBooked at 90mins
- 7MorrisSubstituted forWoodsat 89'minutes
- 10FerrierSubstituted forMullinat 68'minutes
- 11PinnockSubstituted forHartiganat 76'minutes
- 18Guinness-WalkerSubstituted forWoodat 82'minutes
- Scott Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren Potter.
Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emmanuel Monthe.
David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).
Foul by Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon).
Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Calum Woods replaces Kieron Morris.
Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers).
Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Shane McLoughlin.
Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Sanders.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Darren Potter replaces Neil Danns.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Kieron Morris.
Foul by Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon).
Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tommy Wood replaces Nesta Guinness-Walker.
Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).