Ryan Lowe scored late on against former club MK Dons to move Tranmere four points clear of the relegation places.

The home side dominated possession, Ben Reeves testing Owain Fon Williams early on from the edge of the box.

Daniel Powell missed a great chance to put the Dons in front when he lifted the ball over the bar, having been played in by Samir Carruthers.

Dons were made to pay for their missed chances when, in injury time, Lowe tapped in from Jake Cassidy's cut-back.

That was the 35-year-old striker's 16th goal of the season, taking him level with Peterborough's Britt Assombalonga and new Wolves signing Leon Clarke as League One's joint top scorer on 15 for the season.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Milton Keynes Dons

  • 01 Martin
  • 05 Hodson
  • 03 Lewington
  • 07 Gleeson
  • 24 Kay
  • 23 Spence
  • 22 Carruthers
  • 12 Reeves
  • 17 Powell (McLeod - 71' )
  • 08 Potter
  • 09 Bowditch (Alli - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Flanagan
  • 10 Chadwick
  • 11 Smith
  • 13 McLeod
  • 14 Alli
  • 16 McLoughlin
  • 18 Baldock

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 29 Pennington
  • 23 Ridehalgh
  • 18 Jennings
  • 32 Arthurworrey
  • 04 Taylor Booked
  • 22 Koumas
  • 08 Wallace
  • 14 Cassidy
  • 09 Lowe Booked
  • 20 Kennedy (Kirby - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Holmes
  • 05 Goodison
  • 10 Robinson
  • 15 Kirby
  • 16 Stockton
  • 17 Power
  • 33 Mooney
Ref: Mark Haywood
Att: 7,460

Match Stats

Shots

18 8

On target

8 5

Corners

8 4

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +3:17

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

90:00 +1:07 Booking

Booking Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

90:00 +0:22

Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:27

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

83:49

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

83:49

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:04

Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:04

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

81:03

Attempt saved. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

80:40

Stephen Gleeson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:40

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

79:31

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

79:31

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:22

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

76:46

Foul by Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

76:46

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:50

Foul by Lee Hodson (MK Dons).

75:50

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:39

Foul by Samir Carruthers (MK Dons).

71:39

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Matthew Kennedy.

70:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Izale McLeod replaces Daniel Powell.

69:37

Attempt saved. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:33

Attempt blocked. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:58

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jake Cassidy.

64:33

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

61:01 Booking

Booking Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

60:53

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:53

Foul by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

58:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, MK Dons. Bamidele Alli replaces Dean Bowditch.

55:48

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

55:08

Attempt saved. Samir Carruthers (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

54:01

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

52:11

Attempt saved. Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

51:51

Attempt saved. Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:57

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Darren Potter.

48:32

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

48:32

Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

44:48

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

44:22

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Matthew Kennedy.

44:06

Attempt saved. Anthony Kay (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:33

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Owain Williams.

43:22

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

41:57

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41:00

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:59

Foul by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

38:35

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

38:00

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

38:00

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:27

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:05

Anthony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:05

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

28:21

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:21

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

27:33

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

25:29

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

24:45

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:45

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

24:20

Attempt blocked. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:14

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Owain Williams.

20:59

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

16:27

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

14:49

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

10:40

Attempt blocked. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

8:33

Attempt missed. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6:52

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

6:34

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:28

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:28

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

4:45

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (MK Dons) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

4:34

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Owain Williams.

4:20

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

3:49

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

3:49

Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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