Goals by Danny Holmes, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Andy Robinson and two from Jake Cassidy saw League One leaders Tranmere come from behind to defeat Crawley.

A Holmes strike from 18 yards put Rovers ahead before the hosts levelled via a fine low shot from Josh Simpson.

Crawley went ahead with a volley from Kyle McFadzean before Cassidy's header.

Tranmere made it 3-2 via Akpa Akpro's close-range effort before Cassidy punished a poor Crawley back pass and Robinson scored on the break for 5-2.

It was the fourth goal that killed off the challenge from a spirited Crawley side while Cassidy also went close to his hat-trick with a late strike that hit the crossbar.

The result means Tranmere retain their position at the top of the table with Ronnie Moore's side holding a three-point lead over Notts County.

Match Stats

Shots

18 13

On target

11 10

Corners

11 4

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:37 Full time

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

90:00 +2:58

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle McFadzean. Mat Sadler takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:51 Substitution

Substitution Michael Kay comes on in place of Andy Robinson.

89:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Robinson - Crawley 2 - 5 Tranmere Andy Robinson grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Crawley Town 2-5 Tranmere.

87:43

Corner taken left-footed by Mat Sadler from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by James Wallace.

86:59

Jake Cassidy is caught offside. Mark Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

86:45

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Blocked by Ash Taylor.

85:11

Shot on goal by Nick Ajose from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

84:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Cassidy by Kyle McFadzean. Andy Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

79:40 Substitution

Substitution Dannie Bulman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Adams.

79:40 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Forte coming on for Mike Jones.

77:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Adams, Mark Connolly takes a shot.

76:46

Corner taken by Nicky Adams, clearance by Liam Palmer.

73:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Jones by James Wallace. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

72:48

Kyle McFadzean has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

72:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Simpson by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

71:17

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is caught offside. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

70:41

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson from the right by-line, Ash Taylor takes a shot.

70:08 Substitution

Substitution Joe Thompson leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Harrison.

67:42

James Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Clarke. Free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

66:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Thompson on Mat Sadler. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

66:10 Substitution

Substitution Billy Clarke joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Hunt.

65:38

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kyle McFadzean goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

65:18

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Connolly.

65:04

Joe Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

63:15

Handball by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Mark Connolly takes the free kick.

62:14

Jake Cassidy is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

61:28

Shot from deep inside the area by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro clears the bar.

60:37

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

57:35

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, save by Owain Fon Williams.

56:49

Unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Zoumana Bakayogo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

56:33

Nick Ajose fouled by Ben Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Adams.

55:35

Hope Akpan concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wallace. Ben Gibson takes the direct free kick.

54:41

Ben Gibson fouled by Gary Alexander, the ref awards a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

54:05

Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

52:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Cassidy - Crawley 2 - 4 Tranmere Jake Cassidy scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-4 Tranmere.

49:16

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Kyle McFadzean has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

48:53

Hope Akpan takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

48:13

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Holmes.

47:17

Liam Palmer takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle McFadzean.

45:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro - Crawley 2 - 3 Tranmere A goal is scored by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-3 Tranmere.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Kyle McFadzean takes the free kick.

43:37

Nick Ajose takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

43:04

Andy Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Simpson. Kyle McFadzean restarts play with the free kick.

42:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Simpson on Ash Taylor. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

38:57

Zoumana Bakayogo provided the assist for the goal.

38:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Cassidy - Crawley 2 - 2 Tranmere Jake Cassidy scores a headed goal from close in. Crawley Town 2-2 Tranmere.

35:48

Unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Liam Palmer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mike Jones.

29:48

Mike Jones takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

28:21

A cross is delivered by Nicky Adams, Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

28:21 Booking

Booking Ash Taylor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

28:10

Ash Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Hope Akpan.

25:19

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson to the near post, Mark Connolly makes a clearance.

23:52

Kyle McFadzean fouled by Jake Cassidy, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

23:01

Kyle McFadzean takes a shot.

22:11

Nicky Adams takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Liam Palmer manages to make a clearance.

20:48

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

20:26

Gary Alexander takes a shot. Ben Gibson gets a block in.

19:43

Mike Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Gibson.

18:18

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Robinson from the right by-line, Paul Jones makes a save.

17:51

Unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Mike Jones results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

16:37

Andy Robinson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kyle McFadzean.

16:22

Joe Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

15:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyle McFadzean - Crawley 2 - 1 Tranmere Kyle McFadzean finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-1 Tranmere.

14:55

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line,

14:22

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line to the near post, Liam Palmer makes a clearance.

13:53

The referee gives a free kick against Danny Holmes for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams from left wing, clearance by Jake Cassidy.

11:50

Assist on the goal came from Nick Ajose.

11:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Simpson - Crawley 1 - 1 Tranmere Josh Simpson finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 1-1 Tranmere.

11:10

Liam Palmer takes a shot.

9:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ajose by James Wallace. Direct free kick taken by Mike Jones.

5:14

The referee blows for offside against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Free kick taken by Mike Jones.

4:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Cassidy on Kyle McFadzean. Mark Connolly takes the free kick.

3:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line.

1:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Holmes - Crawley 0 - 1 Tranmere Goal scored by Danny Holmes from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 0-1 Tranmere.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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