Notts County 3-2 Tranmere

Notts County   3 - 2   Tranmere

Jeff Hughes

Hughes joined Notts in the summer

Jeff Hughes' injury-time penalty helped Notts County beat nine-man Tranmere.

John Welsh's strike opened the scoring for Tranmere, before the hosts hit back through Justin Kelly's volley.

The Magpies went ahead when Alan Sheehan's free-kick was glanced home by Krystian Pearce, before Joss Labadie's deflected set-piece put Rovers level.

Tranmere's David Raven was sent off for handball, before Hughes struck the winning penalty after David Buchanan saw red for handling on the goal-line.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"That was the best performance since I've come here as manager. The way we passed the ball, moved the ball and played - especially after Saturday where we were pretty pants.

"To come out and play like that, I thought the players were absolutely tremendous.

"And we got really what we deserved - a win, three points - great for the supporters."

Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"It's an intimidating place to come and they play in an intimidating way and we matched them.

"The end of the game is a little bit galling and I've just said to the lads that I'm made up they're gutted as it does show we've come a long way.

"We'll pick them up and we'll be ready for Saturday because that's another massive game for us."

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90:00 +8:16 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +7:58

Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

90:00 +7:58 Booking

Booking Stuart Nelson (Notts County) booked for time wasting.

90:00 +7:25

Shot by Lucas Akins (Tranmere) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed left.

90:00 +6:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Jeff Hughes - Notts Co 3 - 2 Tranmere Placed penalty taken left-footed by Jeff Hughes (Notts County) (bottom-left of goal), scored.Notts County 3-2 Tranmere.

90:00 +5:57 Dismissal

Dismissal Adam McGurk (Tranmere) dismissed for deliberate handball.

90:00 +5:01

Shot by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Adam McGurk (Tranmere). Handball by Adam McGurk (Tranmere).

90:00 +4:46

Attacking throw-in by Alan Judge (Notts County).

90:00 +3:59

Free kick taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from right channel (25 yards), hit wall.

90:00 +3:59 Dismissal

Dismissal David Raven (Tranmere) dismissed for second bookable offence.

90:00 +3:27

Handball by David Raven (Tranmere).

90:00 +1:31

Defending throw-in by Jude Stirling (Notts County). Foul by Jeff Hughes (Notts County) on Michael Kay (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Kay (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +0:19

Foul by Lucas Akins (Tranmere) on Neal Bishop (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

89:16 Booking

Booking Adam McGurk (Tranmere) booked for unsporting behaviour.

89:13 Booking

Booking Neal Bishop (Notts County) booked for unsporting behaviour.

88:09

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere) on Neal Bishop (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

86:55

Cross by Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere), clearance by Mike Edwards (Notts County). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Adam McGurk (Tranmere) to centre, foul by Robbie Weir (Tranmere) on Neal Bishop (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

86:30

Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

86:13

Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

85:32

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Notts County) on Joss Labadie (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Kay (Tranmere) from right channel, resulting in open play.

84:52

Foul by Mike Edwards (Notts County) on Lucas Akins (Tranmere). Free kick taken left-footed by Mark McChrystal (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

84:29

Attacking throw-in by Jude Stirling (Notts County).

83:55

Defending throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

82:58

Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Jude Stirling (Notts County).

82:58 Substitution

Substitution Notts County substitution: Julian Kelly replaced by Jude Stirling (tactical).

82:44

Foul by Robbie Weir (Tranmere) on Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

81:53

Free kick taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from right channel (35 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

81:53 Booking

Booking Joss Labadie (Tranmere) booked for unsporting behaviour.

81:48

Foul by Joss Labadie (Tranmere) on Craig Westcarr (Notts County).

81:36

Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

81:09

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

80:59

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

79:50

Joss Labadie provided the assist for the goal.

79:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Joss Labadie - Notts Co 2 - 2 Tranmere Joss Labadie scores a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 2-2 Tranmere.

79:23 Booking

Booking Craig Westcarr (Notts County) booked for unsporting behaviour.

79:00

Joss Labadie fouled by Craig Westcarr, the ref awards a free kick.

78:16

Foul by Julian Kelly (Notts County) on John Welsh (Tranmere). Free kick taken left-footed by Adam McGurk (Tranmere) from right channel, passed.

77:30

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Jeff Hughes (Notts County) to centre, clearance by Lucas Akins (Tranmere).

76:58

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

76:46

Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

76:15 Substitution

Substitution Notts County substitution: Cristian Montano replaced by Karl Hawley (tactical).

75:48

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

75:30

Shot by Craig Westcarr (Notts County) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by David Raven (Tranmere).

75:07

Attacking throw-in by Mike Edwards (Notts County).

75:07 Booking

Booking Alan Judge (Notts County) booked for time wasting.

74:08

Shot by Cristian Montano (Notts County) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by David Raven (Tranmere). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) to near post, clearance by Robbie Weir (Tranmere).

73:51

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

73:33

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere) on Krystian Pearce (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

73:16

Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

72:34

Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

71:56

Foul by Robbie Weir (Tranmere) on Jeff Hughes (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

71:17

Foul by Lee Hughes (Notts County) on David Raven (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

70:52

Cross by Alan Judge (Notts County), brilliant save (caught) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

70:10

Defending throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

69:31

Defending throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

69:19

Cross by Adam McGurk (Tranmere), comfortable save (caught) by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

68:36

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

68:08

Cross by Michael Kay (Tranmere), save (caught) by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

65:56

Foul by Craig Westcarr (Notts County) on Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

64:57

Shot by Lucas Akins (Tranmere) volleyed left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

64:29

Shot by Robbie Weir (Tranmere) right-footed from left wing (20 yards), save (parried) by Stuart Nelson (Notts County). Attacking throw-in by Lucas Akins (Tranmere).

63:57

Attacking throw-in by Adam McGurk (Tranmere).

63:21

Defending throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

63:07

Cross by Lee Hughes (Notts County), comfortable save (caught) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

62:27

Cross by Cristian Montano (Notts County), save (caught) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

61:35

Attacking throw-in by Lucas Akins (Tranmere).

59:52

Assist (cross) by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from right channel.

59:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Krystian Pearce - Notts Co 2 - 1 Tranmere headed goal by Krystian Pearce (Notts County) (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Notts County 2-1 Tranmere.

58:52

Free kick taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from right channel,

58:52 Substitution

Substitution Tranmere substitution: Martin Devaney replaced by Lucas Akins (tactical).

58:43

Foul by Joss Labadie (Tranmere) on Mike Edwards (Notts County).

57:16

Shot by Adam McGurk (Tranmere) left-footed from left channel (30 yards), inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Adam McGurk (Tranmere) to centre, clearance by Jeff Hughes (Notts County).

56:11

Cross by Alan Sheehan (Notts County), foul by Lee Hughes (Notts County) on David Buchanan (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

53:52

Free kick taken left-footed by David Buchanan (Tranmere) from left wing, resulting in open play. Shot by Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Mike Edwards (Notts County). Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

53:52 Booking

Booking Krystian Pearce (Notts County) booked for unsporting behaviour.

53:47

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Notts County) on Joss Labadie (Tranmere).

52:28

Shot by Adam McGurk (Tranmere) volleyed left-footed from left wing (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

51:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Julian Kelly - Notts Co 1 - 1 Tranmere Goal by Julian Kelly (Notts County) volleyed right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right channel (20 yards).Notts County 1-1 Tranmere.

50:31

Handball by Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

49:31

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Alan Judge (Notts County) to centre, header by Krystian Pearce (Notts County) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

48:33

Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

48:10

Shot by Neal Bishop (Notts County) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by John Welsh (Tranmere).

47:56

Cross by Alan Sheehan (Notts County), clearance by Mark McChrystal (Tranmere).

47:36

Foul by Joss Labadie (Tranmere) on Neal Bishop (Notts County). Free kick taken left-footed by Jeff Hughes (Notts County) from left channel, passed.

47:24

Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

47:11

Foul by Robbie Weir (Tranmere) on Mike Edwards (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

46:45

Defending throw-in by Michael Kay (Tranmere).

45:42

Shot by Craig Westcarr (Notts County) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Tranmere substitution: Andy Robinson replaced by Joss Labadie (injury).

45:00 +5:22 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +4:39

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere) on Alan Sheehan (Notts County). Free kick taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from left wing, header by Lee Hughes (Notts County) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

45:00 +4:35

Attacking throw-in by Mike Edwards (Notts County).

45:00 +4:13

Attacking throw-in by Mike Edwards (Notts County).

45:00 +3:58

Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

45:00 +3:30

Shot by Andy Robinson (Tranmere) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

45:00 +3:01

Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

45:00 +2:26

Cross by Alan Judge (Notts County), shot by Cristian Montano (Notts County) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

45:00 +2:17

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

45:00 +1:56

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

45:00 +0:50

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Notts County) on Martin Devaney (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Kay (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:00 +0:29

Foul by John Welsh (Tranmere) on Craig Westcarr (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Neal Bishop (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:00 +0:25

Defending throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

45:00 +0:15

Defending throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

44:50

Foul by Lee Hughes (Notts County) on David Raven (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

43:04

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Alan Judge (Notts County) to centre, resulting in open play. Shot by Jeff Hughes (Notts County) volleyed left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by John Welsh (Tranmere). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) to centre, clearance by David Raven (Tranmere).

41:54

Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Judge (Notts County) from left wing, save (caught) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

41:54 Booking

Booking Martin Devaney (Tranmere) booked for unsporting behaviour.

40:52

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Neal Bishop (Notts County) to centre, resulting in open play. Shot by Alan Judge (Notts County) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (tipped round post) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Neal Bishop (Notts County) to centre, resulting in open play. Foul by Martin Devaney (Tranmere) on Alan Judge (Notts County).

39:28

Cross by Andy Robinson (Tranmere), comfortable save (caught) by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

38:58

Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

38:44

Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

38:24

Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

37:31

Defending throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

37:15

Cross by Cristian Montano (Notts County), save (caught) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

35:57

Foul by Lee Hughes (Notts County) on David Raven (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

35:00

Free kick taken right-footed by Stuart Nelson (Notts County) from own half, resulting in open play.

35:00 Substitution

Substitution Notts County substitution: Richard Ravenhill replaced by Alan Judge (serious injury).

30:23

Foul by Martin Devaney (Tranmere) on Richard Ravenhill (Notts County).

29:40

Foul by John Welsh (Tranmere) on Neal Bishop (Notts County). Free kick taken right-footed by Richard Ravenhill (Notts County) from left wing, resulting in open play.

29:20

Defending throw-in by Michael Kay (Tranmere).

28:56

Attacking throw-in by Mike Edwards (Notts County). Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

28:48

Cross by Alan Sheehan (Notts County), clearance by John Welsh (Tranmere).

27:34

Foul by Neal Bishop (Notts County) on Andy Robinson (Tranmere). Free kick crossed left-footed by David Buchanan (Tranmere) from left channel, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

27:21

Defending throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

26:53

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Notts County) on Andy Robinson (Tranmere). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Kay (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

26:29

Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

26:09

Attacking throw-in by Michael Kay (Tranmere).

25:57

Attacking throw-in by Michael Kay (Tranmere).

25:30

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Notts County) on Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere). Free kick taken left-footed by Mark McChrystal (Tranmere) from own half, resulting in open play.

24:56

Attacking throw-in by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

24:45

Shot by Lee Hughes (Notts County) right-footed from left channel (35 yards), blocked by Mark McChrystal (Tranmere).

24:00

Attacking throw-in by Michael Kay (Tranmere).

24:00 Booking

Booking Alan Sheehan (Notts County) booked for unsporting behaviour.

23:18

Goal kick taken long by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

23:18 Substitution

Substitution Tranmere substitution: Ian Goodison replaced by Michael Kay (injury).

19:56

Foul by Neal Bishop (Notts County) on Andy Robinson (Tranmere). Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam McGurk (Tranmere) from right wing, resulting in ball out of play.

19:52

Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

19:43

Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

19:11

Defending throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

18:53

Attacking throw-in by Adam McGurk (Tranmere).

17:06

Free kick curled left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

17:06 Booking

Booking David Raven (Tranmere) booked for unsporting behaviour.

16:48

Foul by David Raven (Tranmere) on Craig Westcarr (Notts County).

15:46

Shot by Cristian Montano (Notts County) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) to centre, clearance by Adam McGurk (Tranmere).

15:01

Attacking throw-in by Adam McGurk (Tranmere).

13:21

Free kick taken right-footed by Neal Bishop (Notts County) from left channel, passed. Shot by Craig Westcarr (Notts County) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

13:21 Booking

Booking Mark McChrystal (Tranmere) booked for unsporting behaviour.

13:05

Foul by Mark McChrystal (Tranmere) on Neal Bishop (Notts County).

12:55

Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

12:25

Defending throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

12:07

Foul by Julian Kelly (Notts County) on David Buchanan (Tranmere). Free kick taken left-footed by Mark McChrystal (Tranmere) from left channel, resulting in open play.

11:40

Cross by Martin Devaney (Tranmere), comfortable save (caught) by Stuart Nelson (Notts County).

11:33

Cross by Enoch Showunmi (Tranmere), clearance by Julian Kelly (Notts County).

10:57

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Notts County) on Ian Goodison (Tranmere). Free kick crossed left-footed by David Buchanan (Tranmere) from left channel, clearance by Krystian Pearce (Notts County).

9:46

Assist (cross) by Andy Robinson (Tranmere) from right by-line.

9:46 Goal scored

Goal! - John Welsh - Notts Co 0 - 1 Tranmere goal by John Welsh (Tranmere) right-footed (top-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Notts County 0-1 Tranmere.

9:14

Shot by Adam McGurk (Tranmere) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (tipped round post) by Stuart Nelson (Notts County). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Andy Robinson (Tranmere) to centre,

7:09

Defending throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

6:19

Cross by Cristian Montano (Notts County), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

5:58

Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

5:32

Defending throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

5:18

Defending throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

5:06

Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

4:48

Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Tranmere).

4:24

Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

3:54

Defending throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

3:23

Shot by Cristian Montano (Notts County) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere). Attacking throw-in by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

1:46

Foul by Martin Devaney (Tranmere) on Neal Bishop (Notts County). Free kick taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from left channel (20 yards), hit wall.

0:58

Attacking throw-in by David Buchanan (Tranmere).

0:17

Foul by Martin Devaney (Tranmere) on Jeff Hughes (Notts County). Free kick taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan (Notts County) from left wing, shot by Lee Hughes (Notts County) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere).

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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