John Welsh scored a stoppage-time equaliser in Ronnie Moore's first game back in charge of Tranmere Rovers against Notts County.

Notts went ahead from a goalmouth scramble after Jon Harley's corner, loanee Damion Stewart streched his leg out in the six-yard box to score.

Harley and Jonathan Forte went close for the Magpies in the first half.

Just as Notts looked set for a fifth successive win under Keith Curle, Welsh pounced from Danny Holmes's corner.

It was the first goal that the Magpies have conceded since Curle was appointed in February.

Rovers are a point clear of the League One relegation zone with a game in hand, while sixth-placed Notts, in the final play-off place, are a point ahead of Carlisle in seventh.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"The spirit, determination and commitment from the players was brilliant.

"Overall in the second half, there was only one winner.

"Notts County have had some tremendous results and that was the first goal they've conceded (in 6 games).

"I think we deserved more than what we got, but, if we keep working hard, maybe we can find something for someone to put the ball in the net."

Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I'm very proud of the performance. We've come here under difficult circumstances with a new manager coming into their football club - and, as I well know, that can have a good effect on the team. There was a lot of spirit in Tranmere's play.

"We had to match them as the first 10 minutes of the second half and also the last 10 minutes were going to be a barrage - and they were.

"They had one header in the box and, yes you can pick the bones out of things like that, but I think we gave a very good account of ourselves."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 15 Holmes
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 08 Welsh
  • 10 Weir (Bakayogo - 74' )
  • 11 Robinson
  • 27 Wallace Booked (Labadie - 76' Booked )
  • 17 Akins (Showunmi - 63' )
  • 28 Brunt

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 02 Kay
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 04 Labadie
  • 07 Showunmi

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson Booked
  • 02 Kelly
  • 05 Pearce
  • 20 Freeman Booked
  • 23 Harley
  • 35 Stewart
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 10 Bishop
  • 11 J Hughes (Mahon - 67' )
  • 15 Forte (Spicer - 83' )
  • 22 Burgess

Substitutes

  • 01 Burch
  • 04 Edwards
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 25 Spicer
  • 31 Mahon
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 4,565

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

4 4

Corners

7 5

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:29 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +6:18

Ryan Brunt crosses the ball, save by Stuart Nelson.

90:00 +4:15

David Buchanan delivers the ball.

90:00 +3:41

Jon Harley produces a cross, clearance by Danny Holmes.

90:00 +2:30

The assist for the goal came from Danny Holmes.

90:00 +2:30 Goal scored

Goal! - John Welsh - Tranmere 1 - 1 Notts Co John Welsh finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Tranmere 1-1 Notts County.

90:00 +1:40

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Holmes,

90:00 +1:00

Ryan Brunt takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a save.

90:00 +0:51

Danny Holmes produces a cross, clearance made by Damion Stewart.

88:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Ian Goodison. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

88:22

The ball is delivered by Julian Kelly, clearance made by Andy Robinson.

86:36

Zoumana Bakayogo concedes a free kick for a foul on Damion Stewart. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

86:18

The ball is crossed by Danny Holmes, Damion Stewart makes a clearance.

86:00

The ball is swung over by John Spicer, clearance made by Ash Taylor.

85:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson by Jon Harley. Andy Robinson takes the direct free kick.

83:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ash Taylor on Ben Burgess. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jon Harley, save by Owain Fon Williams.

82:15 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Forte goes off and John Spicer comes on.

80:57 Booking

Booking Joss Labadie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

79:31 Booking

Booking The referee books Stuart Nelson for time wasting.

79:12

Shot from just outside the area by John Welsh goes over the bar.

77:05

A cross is delivered by Danny Holmes, save by Stuart Nelson.

75:56 Substitution

Substitution Joss Labadie comes on in place of James Wallace.

75:04

Jonathan Forte is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

74:30

David Buchanan delivers the ball, John Welsh produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

73:45 Substitution

Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Zoumana Bakayogo coming on for Robbie Weir.

70:55

Ryan Brunt delivers the ball, Kieron Freeman gets a block in. Andy Robinson takes the outswinging corner, Gavin Mahon makes a clearance.

67:53

Danny Holmes has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

67:30

Andy Robinson decides to take the corner short.

66:05 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Mahon replaces Jeff Hughes.

66:05 Booking

Booking Kieron Freeman is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

64:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Krystian Pearce on Ryan Brunt. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andy Robinson from right channel, save by Stuart Nelson.

62:21 Substitution

Substitution Lucas Akins goes off and Enoch Showunmi comes on.

61:42

The ball is swung over by Ben Burgess, Kieron Freeman takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

60:50

The referee blows for offside against Jeff Hughes. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

58:54

Ben Burgess concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Holmes. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

57:21

Andy Robinson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

54:10

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Hamza Bencherif. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

53:05

Jon Harley sends in a cross.

52:52

Neal Bishop crosses the ball, James Wallace manages to make a clearance.

51:53

Effort from the edge of the box by Jeff Hughes goes wide of the right-hand upright.

50:21

Direct free kick taken by Jon Harley.

50:21 Booking

Booking James Wallace is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

49:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Wallace on Neal Bishop.

48:55

Hamza Bencherif challenges Robbie Weir unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Robinson takes the direct free kick.

47:50

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jon Harley, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Hamza Bencherif misses to the right of the target.

47:39

Hamza Bencherif sends in a cross, clearance by Ian Goodison.

46:00

Corner taken by Andy Robinson, Ash Taylor takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

45:17

Jon Harley is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Danny Holmes.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:21

Centre by Julian Kelly.

44:46

Ryan Brunt is ruled offside. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

44:12

Ryan Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Krystian Pearce. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

42:48

Robbie Weir has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

42:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Jonathan Forte. David Buchanan takes the direct free kick.

40:36

Centre by Danny Holmes.

40:16

Ryan Brunt crosses the ball, Ian Goodison takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

39:28

The ball is sent over by James Wallace, clearance by Krystian Pearce. Corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson, Neal Bishop manages to make a clearance.

38:22

John Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

36:59

Neal Bishop delivers the ball.

35:38

Corner taken by Kieron Freeman from the right by-line, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

35:32

The ball is crossed by Jon Harley.

34:19

James Wallace sends in a cross, Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.

33:46

Damion Stewart challenges Ryan Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Holmes takes the direct free kick.

32:12

Ben Burgess sends in a cross.

31:38

Outswinging corner taken by Kieron Freeman, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.

29:50

The ball is swung over by Kieron Freeman, clearance made by Ian Goodison.

28:42

The ball is swung over by Danny Holmes, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.

28:17

Hamza Bencherif concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh. Danny Holmes takes the free kick.

26:39

Danny Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieron Freeman. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

26:30

Centre by Ryan Brunt, clearance made by Damion Stewart.

24:02

Ben Burgess delivers the ball, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

23:30

James Wallace challenges Kieron Freeman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

23:15

The ball is swung over by David Buchanan, clearance by Damion Stewart.

23:00

Lucas Akins delivers the ball, clearance by Damion Stewart.

19:48

Andy Robinson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

19:12

Kieron Freeman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Welsh. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

18:30

Shot from 25 yards by Jon Harley. Owain Fon Williams makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Kieron Freeman, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.

17:26

Damion Stewart fouled by Lucas Akins, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

16:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Brunt on Krystian Pearce. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

15:22

James Wallace has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

14:50

David Buchanan fouled by Jonathan Forte, the ref awards a free kick. John Welsh takes the direct free kick.

14:15

Centre by David Buchanan, Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson from the left by-line, clearance by Hamza Bencherif.

13:16

Centre by Danny Holmes, Neal Bishop makes a clearance.

11:14

Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

8:07

Foul by Hamza Bencherif on James Wallace, free kick awarded. Danny Holmes restarts play with the free kick.

7:35

A cross is delivered by Robbie Weir, save made by Stuart Nelson.

7:11

Unfair challenge on John Welsh by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. Danny Holmes restarts play with the free kick.

6:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hamza Bencherif on Ryan Brunt. Andy Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

6:23

Neal Bishop crosses the ball, Ian Goodison makes a clearance.

5:38

Handball decision goes against John Welsh. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

4:02

Jon Harley provided the assist for the goal.

4:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Damion Stewart - Tranmere 0 - 1 Notts Co Damion Stewart finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Tranmere 0-1 Notts County.

3:34

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon Harley,

2:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Robinson.

0:45

The referee gives a free kick against Lucas Akins for handball. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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