Tranmere held on despite being a man down to secure a point against Hartlepool in League One.

John Welsh fired home Lucas Akins' cross after some good play by Zoumana Bakayogo to put the hosts ahead.

Antony Sweeney levelled the scores with a fine solo run that ended with a cool finish, two minutes before Rovers were reduced to 10 men.

Keeper Owain Fon Williams saw red for tripping Ryan Noble outside the box but Tranmere held on.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams Dismissed
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 15 Holmes
  • 08 Welsh
  • 11 Robinson
  • 27 Wallace
  • 14 McGurk (Weir - 88' )
  • 17 Akins
  • 18 Cassidy (Coughlin - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 06 McChrystal
  • 10 Weir
  • 25 Devaney
  • 28 Brunt

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 29 Hartley
  • 04 Liddle
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 19 Richards
  • 20 Murray
  • 33 James (Holden - 62' )
  • 35 Noble

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty
  • 28 Rowbotham
  • 30 Holden
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 10 Boyd
Ref: Russell
Att: 4,757

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

3 4

Corners

4 1

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:47

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Holmes, save made by Scott Flinders.

88:26

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Andy Coughlin.

88:15

A cross is delivered by Jordan Richards.

87:46

Foul by Ian Goodison on Andy Monkhouse, free kick awarded. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

87:26 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Weir is brought on as a substitute for Adam McGurk.

84:34

Ryan Noble has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

84:22

Ryan Noble sends in a cross, clearance by Andy Coughlin.

83:57

The ball is sent over by Darren Holden, clearance made by Ash Taylor.

81:32

Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

80:26

A cross is delivered by Darren Holden, Ryan Noble produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

79:00

The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

78:20

The ball is crossed by Neil Austin, save made by Andy Coughlin.

77:46

The offside flag is raised against Lucas Akins. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

77:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Holden on Danny Holmes. Free kick taken by Andy Coughlin.

76:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Adam McGurk. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

75:26

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

71:23

Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

71:23 Substitution

Substitution Andy Coughlin replaces Jake Cassidy.

71:23 Dismissal

Dismissal Owain Fon Williams receives a red card for professional foul.

69:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Noble by Owain Fon Williams.

69:37

The ball is sent over by Adam McGurk, clearance by Neil Austin.

68:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Antony Sweeney - Tranmere 1 - 1 Hartlepool Antony Sweeney finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-1 Hartlepool.

68:06

The ball is swung over by James Wallace, clearance by Peter Hartley.

66:43

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ian Goodison. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

66:17

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.

66:09

Danny Holmes sends in a cross, Antony Sweeney manages to make a clearance.

65:27

Andy Robinson takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Paul Murray.

63:58

Short corner taken by Neil Austin from the right by-line. The ball is delivered by Jordan Richards. Ryan Noble is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

61:18 Substitution

Substitution Luke James goes off and Darren Holden comes on.

59:36

The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, Shot from inside the area by John Welsh clears the bar.

56:50

The ball is sent over by Ryan Noble.

56:17

John Welsh crosses the ball, save by Scott Flinders.

53:37

Adam McGurk is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Baldwin.

53:25

The ball is crossed by Jack Baldwin, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.

52:17

Shot from long distance by Adam McGurk goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:40

Centre by Zoumana Bakayogo, clearance by Peter Hartley.

51:25

Andy Monkhouse delivers the ball, save by Owain Fon Williams.

50:28

The ball is swung over by Jack Baldwin, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.

49:00

Luke James challenges Danny Holmes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

48:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Cassidy. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

48:05

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by Jake Cassidy. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

44:38

Jordan Richards crosses the ball.

43:22

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

41:15

The ball is crossed by Paul Murray, Danny Holmes manages to make a clearance.

40:44

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

39:39

Lucas Akins provided the assist for the goal.

39:39 Goal scored

Goal! - John Welsh - Tranmere 1 - 0 Hartlepool Goal scored by John Welsh from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-0 Hartlepool.

39:35

Lucas Akins sends in a cross,

38:44

Andy Monkhouse challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zoumana Bakayogo restarts play with the free kick.

38:29

Jordan Richards produces a cross, clearance by Zoumana Bakayogo.

37:45

Andy Robinson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Neil Austin takes the free kick.

37:32

Gary Liddle crosses the ball, Danny Holmes makes a clearance.

35:43

Foul by Danny Holmes on Andy Monkhouse, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

33:41

Antony Sweeney concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wallace. Direct free kick taken by James Wallace. The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Cassidy. Jack Baldwin restarts play with the free kick.

32:26

Ryan Noble takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

32:11

A cross is delivered by Andy Robinson, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

30:46

The ball is sent over by Zoumana Bakayogo.

28:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson by Paul Murray. Ian Goodison takes the direct free kick.

27:59

Shot from just outside the box by Adam McGurk goes over the target.

24:51

Danny Holmes delivers the ball.

24:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Murray on Andy Robinson. Andy Robinson takes the free kick.

22:26

Paul Murray produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 25 yards. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

21:28

Foul by James Wallace on Antony Sweeney, free kick awarded. Neil Austin takes the direct free kick.

20:17

The ball is delivered by Jordan Richards, Danny Holmes manages to make a clearance.

19:35

Centre by Adam McGurk, save by Scott Flinders.

17:35

Foul by Andy Robinson on Jack Baldwin, free kick awarded. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

15:17

John Welsh challenges Gary Liddle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

13:49

Zoumana Bakayogo produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

12:52

A cross is delivered by Andy Robinson, Peter Hartley makes a clearance.

11:29

Jordan Richards challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

9:47

Centre by Adam McGurk, save made by Scott Flinders.

8:06

Andy Monkhouse concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Goodison. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

4:19

Lucas Akins delivers the ball.

3:18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson played to the near post, clearance made by Luke James.

2:48

Foul by Paul Murray on Lucas Akins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lucas Akins.

1:12

Peter Hartley fouled by Jake Cassidy, the ref awards a free kick. Antony Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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