Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Barrow 0.
Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Barrow
James Norwood's goal in added time earned Tranmere a win over Barrow in the National League.
In a cagey start Norwood looked likeliest to provide a breakthrough, with a weak shot fumbled by visiting keeper Stuart Moore and Norwood later heading Jeff Hughes' cross just wide.
Ritchie Sutton had to be alert at the other end to clear off the line after Bedsente Gomis beat keeper Scott Davies to the ball, while Byron Harrison's header was disallowed for offside.
Midfielder Ollie Norburn twice went close and when Moore tipped his late effort away it looked to have secured Barrow a point.
But striker Norwood had other ideas and, after six minutes of added time were displayed, he slammed in the decisive goal.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6McEveleySubstituted forJenningsat 78'minutes
- 8HarrisSubstituted forDunnat 53'minutes
- 10NorwoodBooked at 28mins
- 9CookBooked at 43minsSubstituted forWaringat 53'minutes
- 21BarthramBooked at 89mins
- 11BauressBooked at 74minsSubstituted forPanayiotouat 82'minutes
- 26NieskensSubstituted forAudelat 23'minutes
- 14HallBooked at 44mins
- 23GomisBooked at 28mins
- 10YussufSubstituted forWhiteat 89'minutes
- Karl Evans
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Barrow 0.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Barrow 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).
Substitution, Barrow. Jordan White replaces Adi Yussuf.
Jack Barthram (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Barrow. Harry Panayiotou replaces Bradley Bauress.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings replaces Jay McEveley.
Bradley Bauress (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. George Waring replaces Andy Cook.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jack Dunn replaces Jay Harris.
Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Barrow 0.
First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Barrow 0.
Asa Hall (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Gomis (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Barrow. Thierry Audel replaces Dave Nieskens.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.