Brentford were denied a first win in five games when Harlee Dean scored an own goal to earn a point for Tranmere.

The hosts led when Martin Devaney blasted home from Jose Baxter's cross.

Dean missed three headed chances for the Bees, but Gary Alexander levelled when Rovers failed to clear Clayton Donaldson's cross.

Alexander set up Donaldson to power home for 2-1 but Dean deflected Danny Holmes's cross past Richard Lee into his own net.

He could have proved Brentford's hero but his shot was blocked on the line by Ash Taylor.

The Bees are five points off the top six, while Tranmere six 17th, nine points ahead of the drop zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We both had periods of the game where we could have scored more goals.

"In the first half Paul Rachubka didn't make a save and he's picked the ball out of the net twice and I thought we were unfortunate to go in 2-1 at half time.

"I hope they (the dubious goals panel) don't take the goal away from Danny Holmes, but I have a feeling they might do."

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

" We are giving goals away at the moment, and it is difficult to stay in contention with the top six.

"Overall I am happy with the way we are playing but we are paying the price for inexperience at the moment.

"We played our own game, we knew where we could hurt them and we hurt them a lot today but unfortunately not rewarded with three points."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Tranmere

  • 23 Rachubka
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 06 McChrystal
  • 12 Taylor
  • 15 Holmes (Goodison - 68' )
  • 04 Labadie (Weir - 44' )
  • 08 Welsh
  • 25 Devaney Booked (McGurk - 75' )
  • 09 Tyriaki
  • 17 Akins
  • 21 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 05 Goodison
  • 10 Weir
  • 11 Robinson
  • 14 McGurk

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Woodman
  • 23 Bennett
  • 25 Dean
  • 32 Legge
  • 04 Bean
  • 07 Saunders (McGinn - 76' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 09 Donaldson (Grella - 88' )
  • 19 Forrester (Diagouraga - 67' )
  • 29 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 31 Moore
  • 05 Eger
  • 18 McGinn
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 10 Grella
Ref: Mohareb
Att: 4,432

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

5 6

Corners

5 7

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

93:00 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

89:30

Adam McGurk sends in a cross, clearance made by Harlee Dean.

88:57

Niall McGinn has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88:30

Zoumana Bakayogo produces a cross, clearance made by Harlee Dean.

88:22

The ball is sent over by Adam McGurk, Harlee Dean manages to make a clearance.

87:05 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella is brought on as a substitute for Clayton Donaldson.

83:58

Niall McGinn takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Corner taken right-footed by Niall McGinn to the near post, clearance by Lucas Akins. A cross is delivered by Dale Bennett, save by Paul Rachubka. Mustafa Tiryaki makes a clearance. Adam McGurk sends in a cross, clearance made by Harlee Dean. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter from the left by-line to the near post, save by Richard Lee.

80:01

Corner taken by Niall McGinn. Effort from 12 yards by Harlee Dean. Save made by Paul Rachubka. Adam McGurk fouled by Dale Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Weir restarts play with the free kick.

79:24

The ball is swung over by Lucas Akins, Harlee Dean manages to make a clearance.

76:46

Corner taken right-footed by Niall McGinn to the near post, John Welsh manages to make a clearance.

76:39

Niall McGinn sends in a cross, Mark McChrystal makes a clearance.

76:27

The ball is delivered by Gary Alexander.

74:48 Substitution

Substitution Niall McGinn comes on in place of Sam Saunders.

74:48 Substitution

Substitution Adam McGurk replaces Martin Devaney.

74:48

Left-footed shot by Clayton Donaldson went wide right of the target.

74:26

A cross is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, save by Richard Lee.

73:16

Jose Baxter sends in a cross, Richard Lee makes a save.

72:43

Short corner taken by Jose Baxter, clearance by Clayton Donaldson.

72:36

Zoumana Bakayogo sends in a cross, Craig Woodman manages to make a clearance.

71:00

John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Dale Bennett. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

69:49

Toumani Diagouraga concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir. Indirect free kick taken by Lucas Akins.

69:26

A cross is delivered by Martin Devaney, save by Richard Lee.

69:13

Martin Devaney crosses the ball, Toumani Diagouraga makes a clearance.

68:49

Clayton Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoumana Bakayogo. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

68:05

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

67:10 Substitution

Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Ian Goodison coming on for Danny Holmes.

66:37 Substitution

Substitution Toumani Diagouraga is brought on as a substitute for Harry Forrester.

64:15

Sam Saunders crosses the ball, Danny Holmes manages to make a clearance.

63:22

Clayton Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lucas Akins. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

62:06

Zoumana Bakayogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Marcus Bean takes the indirect free kick.

61:16

Dale Bennett challenges Martin Devaney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zoumana Bakayogo takes the free kick.

60:27

Effort from outside the box by Harry Forrester goes wide right of the target.

59:54

The official flags Mustafa Tiryaki offside. Harlee Dean takes the free kick.

59:14

Dale Bennett produces a cross, Paul Rachubka makes a save.

58:56

The ball is sent over by Clayton Donaldson, clearance by Ash Taylor.

57:52

Martin Devaney sends in a cross, clearance made by Harry Forrester.

57:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter by Harlee Dean. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

56:48

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

56:09

Robbie Weir challenges Gary Alexander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dale Bennett takes the indirect free kick.

54:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Woodman by Mustafa Tiryaki. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick. Danny Holmes provided the assist for the goal.

54:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Harlee Dean - Tranmere 2 - 2 Brentford Own goal by Harlee Dean. Tranmere 2-2 Brentford.

54:05

Danny Holmes takes a shot.

49:51

Clayton Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ash Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Holmes.

46:52

Zoumana Bakayogo sends in a cross.

45:30

Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by John Welsh.

45:06

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:48

Harry Forrester crosses the ball, clearance made by Robbie Weir.

43:23 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Weir comes on in place of Joss Labadie.

43:14

Clayton Donaldson sends in a cross, save by Paul Rachubka.

40:04

The ball is sent over by John Welsh, Leon Legge makes a clearance.

38:22

Harlee Dean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustafa Tiryaki. Danny Holmes takes the free kick.

37:51

The ball is sent over by Harry Forrester, save made by Paul Rachubka.

35:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Mark McChrystal. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.

33:57

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jose Baxter.

32:24

Shot from outside the box by Jose Baxter goes wide right of the target.

31:23

The assist for the goal came from Gary Alexander.

31:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - Tranmere 1 - 2 Brentford A goal is scored by Clayton Donaldson from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-2 Brentford.

28:37

Lucas Akins challenges Craig Woodman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

28:10

Clayton Donaldson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

25:57

Sam Saunders concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark McChrystal. Indirect free kick taken by Mark McChrystal.

25:17

Foul by John Welsh on Jonathan Douglas, free kick awarded. Richard Lee takes the indirect free kick.

23:04

Corner taken short by Jose Baxter, clearance made by Dale Bennett.

21:52

The assist for the goal came from Clayton Donaldson.

21:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Alexander - Tranmere 1 - 1 Brentford Gary Alexander gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-1 Brentford.

20:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the right by-line, clearance made by Lucas Akins.

19:42

Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.

18:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Welsh by Marcus Bean. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

17:38

Effort from inside the area by Sam Saunders misses to the left of the goal.

17:25

Centre by Harry Forrester, clearance by Zoumana Bakayogo.

16:03

Header from just outside the area by Martin Devaney misses to the right of the target.

14:38

Martin Devaney delivers the ball.

14:10

Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

12:10

The ball is sent over by Danny Holmes, clearance made by Leon Legge.

10:44

Shot from long range by Martin Devaney misses to the right of the goal.

7:51

Gary Alexander concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rachubka. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

6:21

Short corner taken by Jose Baxter.

5:50

Harlee Dean takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

5:12 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Martin Devaney for unsporting behaviour.

3:30

The assist for the goal came from Jose Baxter.

3:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Martin Devaney - Tranmere 1 - 0 Brentford Martin Devaney finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Tranmere 1-0 Brentford.

1:45

Sam Saunders takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Harlee Dean has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

1:01

Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.

0:28

Foul by Jonathan Douglas on Mustafa Tiryaki, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jose Baxter.

0:13

Jose Baxter crosses the ball, Leon Legge makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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