A stoppage-time equaliser from Greg Tansey denied League One leaders Tranmere Rovers victory at Stevenage.

The visitors came close when defender Ian Goodison, who became the first 40-year-old to play for Tranmere, nodded wide from a corner.

But striker Jake Cassidy put Rovers ahead with his 11th goal of the season, heading in a cross from Adam McGurk.

Stevenage sub Robin Shroot hit the post late on, before Tansey's looping shot earned the home side a point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Gary Smith told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought it was a very competitive game. Of course we want to try and get things back on track.

"As a spectacle it must have been quite exciting. The conditions made it a quick game and both teams showed energy.

"There weren't many opportunities. it wasn't really until the final stages - when I thought both teams tired - that it started to open up.

"We'll be disappointed with their goal but the equaliser was an absolute stunner from Greg."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Stevenage

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Gray
  • 04 Charles Booked
  • 14 Roberts
  • 29 Ngala
  • 06 Tansey
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 Dunne (Shroot - 81' )
  • 10 Morais (Freeman - 21' )
  • 09 Haber (Agyemang - 73' )
  • 11 Akins

Substitutes

  • 16 Day
  • 03 Hills
  • 25 Risser
  • 32 Shroot
  • 15 Freeman
  • 20 Rogers
  • 24 Agyemang

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 05 Goodison
  • 14 Bakayogo
  • 21 Gibson
  • 06 Palmer
  • 08 Wallace
  • 10 Robinson (Black - 86' )
  • 09 Cassidy
  • 11 McGurk
  • 20 O'Halloran

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 03 Black
  • 19 Kay
  • 23 Daniels
  • 12 Harrison
  • 17 Power
  • 16 Stockton
Ref: Adcock
Att: 3,069

Match Stats

Shots

5 7

On target

2 3

Corners

7 9

Fouls

9 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:57 Full time

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

90:00 +3:01

Inswinging corner taken by Adam McGurk from the left by-line, Patrick Agyemang manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:47

Assist by Mark Roberts.

90:00 +1:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Greg Tansey - Stevenage 1 - 1 Tranmere Greg Tansey gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-1 Tranmere.

88:57

Luke Freeman takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Danny Holmes. Outswinging corner taken by Luke Freeman from the left by-line.

87:18

Robin Shroot has an effort at goal from the just inside the penalty area hitting the post. Outswinging corner taken by Luke Freeman from the left by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Lucas Akins misses to the left of the goal.

85:08 Substitution

Substitution Paul Black is brought on as a substitute for Andy Robinson.

84:33

The ball is crossed by Luke Freeman, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

83:03

Greg Tansey delivers the ball.

80:36 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot comes on in place of James Dunne.

79:20

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam McGurk, Lucas Akins makes a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Andy Robinson.

77:34

The assist for the goal came from Adam McGurk.

77:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Cassidy - Stevenage 0 - 1 Tranmere Jake Cassidy grabs a headed goal from close in. Stevenage 0-1 Tranmere.

77:17

The ball is swung over by Adam McGurk,

76:36

Michael O'Halloran is caught offside. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

74:06

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam McGurk, Ian Goodison has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

73:54

The ball is swung over by Jake Cassidy.

72:50 Substitution

Substitution Patrick Agyemang is brought on as a substitute for Marcus Haber.

72:36

David Gray produces a cross.

71:23

Shot from just outside the box by Michael O'Halloran misses to the right of the goal. Inswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by David Gray.

69:57

Andy Robinson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Luke Freeman.

68:48

Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael O'Halloran. Direct free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

68:05

Shot from just outside the box by Andy Robinson goes over the bar.

61:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Gibson by David Gray. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

59:02

Shot by Andy Robinson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

56:31

The ball is delivered by Jake Cassidy, save by Steve Arnold.

54:32

Adam McGurk crosses the ball, Bondz N'Gala manages to make a clearance.

52:35

The referee blows for offside. Mark Roberts takes the indirect free kick.

51:36

The ball is crossed by Greg Tansey.

50:20

Luke Freeman takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Ben Gibson makes a clearance.

49:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Holmes on Luke Freeman. Darius Charles restarts play with the free kick.

47:20

Mark Roberts fouled by Jake Cassidy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darius Charles.

46:48

Luke Freeman crosses the ball.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +4:25 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +3:11

Short corner taken by Michael O'Halloran from the left by-line, Adam McGurk crosses the ball, clearance made by Greg Tansey.

45:00 +2:03

Centre by Danny Holmes.

43:33

James Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on James Wallace. Andy Robinson takes the free kick.

41:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Robinson. Steve Arnold takes the indirect free kick.

40:35

Danny Holmes produces a cross, clearance by Bondz N'Gala.

38:47

Luke Freeman takes the inswinging corner, Ben Gibson manages to make a clearance.

38:25

Shot from just outside the box by Greg Tansey misses to the right of the goal.

34:45

Jake Cassidy takes a shot. Luke Freeman manages to make a clearance.

34:10

Centre by David Gray, save by Owain Fon Williams.

32:39

The ball is swung over by Greg Tansey, clearance made by Zoumana Bakayogo.

32:06

Short corner worked by Luke Freeman.

31:20

Greg Tansey takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams. Luke Freeman takes the outswinging corner, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.

29:30

The offside flag is raised against Marcus Haber. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

28:01

Anthony Grant fouled by Liam Palmer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Bondz N'Gala.

27:25

Andy Robinson fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Gibson.

26:26

David Gray challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Gibson takes the free kick.

24:45

Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam McGurk, save by Steve Arnold.

24:45 Booking

Booking Booking for Darius Charles for unsporting behaviour.

24:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Darius Charles.

20:33 Substitution

Substitution Luke Freeman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Filipe Morais.

15:46

Jake Cassidy takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Grant. Andy Robinson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Grant. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Zoumana Bakayogo. Steve Arnold takes the direct free kick.

8:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Haber on Danny Holmes. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

8:25

Lucas Akins crosses the ball.

7:50

Jake Cassidy is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

7:00

James Dunne challenges James Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

5:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Filipe Morais on Ian Goodison. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

2:36

Short corner taken by Andy Robinson. Adam McGurk sends in a cross. Ian Goodison crosses the ball.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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