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Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Notts County

Tranmere continued to re-ignite their League Two play-off ambitions after grinding out a 1-0 victory against Notts County at Prenton Park.

Connor Jennings grabbed the only goal of the game in the 69th minute, leaving rock-bottom County with nothing to show for their substantial efforts.

Former Wrexham captain Jennings came close in the first half when Ryan Schofield tipped a sumptuous volley over the bar.

Tranmere were finding their opponents a tough nut to crack but just before half-time Schofield prevented Ben Barclay from scoring an own goal with another full-stretch save.

It looked like Rovers would struggle to make the breakthrough, but with just over 20 minutes remaining, Ben Pringle capitalised on a loose header in the middle of the park and drove at the Magpies defence before playing in Jennings to convert his fifth league goal of the season.

James Norwood was denied a second Tranmere goal by Schofield, before substitute Virgil Gomez shot just wide of Scott Davies' goal late on but Rovers held on for a hard-earned victory - their third in four matches.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 6Monthe
  • 16EllisSubstituted forNelsonat 85'minutes
  • 24Bakayogo
  • 19Morris
  • 12McCulloughSubstituted forBanksat 61'minutes
  • 17PerkinsBooked at 24mins
  • 27PringleSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 4Nelson
  • 9Mullin
  • 18Smith
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 29Dagnall

Notts County

  • 27Schofield
  • 26Rose
  • 6Barclay
  • 18Stubbs
  • 24Milsom
  • 28Mackail-Smith
  • 43DoyleBooked at 73mins
  • 21O'Brien
  • 11BoldewijnSubstituted forGomisat 78'minutes
  • 15HemmingsBooked at 60minsSubstituted forAlessandraat 65'minutes
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 3Bird
  • 4Hewitt
  • 7Alessandra
  • 8Vaughan
  • 10Gomis
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
6,559

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Notts County 0.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Sam Stubbs (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

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

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Virgil Gomis (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Sid Nelson replaces Mark Ellis because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Johnny Smith replaces Ben Pringle.

(Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Stubbs (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Virgil Gomis replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sam Stubbs.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Notts County).

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

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Notts County 0. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Kane Hemmings.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks replaces Luke McCullough.

Booking

Kane Hemmings (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Notts County).

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sam Stubbs.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Mitch Rose (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Notts County 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City331811459332665
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Colchester341591054371754
6Forest Green341412850331754
7Exeter33159945331254
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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