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Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Gillingham

Tranmere came from two goals down at half time to rescue a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw against Gillingham at Prenton Park.

Alex Jakubiak and Alfie Jones gave the Gills a comfortable lead at the interval but Rovers returned a different animal after the break, restoring parity with strikes from Connor Jennings and Paul Mullin, who also missed a penalty.

The visitors led after 16 minutes, when an Ollie Lee corner was not dealt with by Rovers and despite Scott Davies heroically keeping out Max Ehmer's header, Jakubiak was on hand to slam home the rebound.

The hosts were punished for more aerial ineptness 10 minutes before the break, when Davies could only palm a looping cross into the path of the unmarked Jones, who gleefully knocked it home from close range.

Mullin saw his spot kick brilliantly saved by Jack Bonham in the 66th minute but Tranmere quickly pulled one back, as Jennings dispatched a loose ball in the box on the next attack.

And Mullin finally got a return on his endeavour three minutes later, cutting inside before slamming a left-foot shot past Bonham into the net.

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Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 4NelsonSubstituted forWoodsat 45'minutes
  • 5Ray
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7MorrisSubstituted forBanksat 45'minutes
  • 8Potter
  • 17Perkins
  • 11Jennings
  • 9MullinSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 83'minutes
  • 45PayneBooked at 38mins

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 20Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 14Jones
  • 18ByrneBooked at 14mins
  • 17PringleSubstituted forO'Keefeat 76'minutes
  • 22LeeSubstituted forNdjoliat 81'minutes
  • 9MandronSubstituted forHanlanat 78'minutes
  • 23Jakubiak

Substitutes

  • 4O'Keefe
  • 7Hanlan
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 16Cissé
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 27Tucker
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
6,687

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Gillingham 2.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. David Perkins tries a through ball, but Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Stefan Payne tries a through ball, but Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Max Ehmer with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Paul Mullin.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Ndjoli replaces Olly Lee.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brandon Hanlan replaces Mikael Mandron.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

Foul by Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers).

Olly Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Jennings following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Banks with a cross following a set piece situation.

Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Gillingham 2. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stefan Payne.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mikael Mandron with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Gillingham 2. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Emmanuel Monthe following a corner.

Attempt missed. Darren Potter (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Oliver Banks with a cross.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Penalty saved! Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Barry Fuller (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Olly Lee.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mikael Mandron with a headed pass.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Calum Woods.

Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Coventry7430138515
3Ipswich64201441014
4Fleetwood7412129313
5Lincoln City7403137612
6Blackpool7331128412
7Doncaster532096311
8Sunderland632198111
9Peterborough6312126610
10Burton631285310
11Rochdale62318539
12MK Dons6303811-39
13Bristol Rovers7223810-28
14Shrewsbury622246-28
15Rotherham521256-17
16Gillingham613211836
17Tranmere6123101005
18Portsmouth51227705
19Accrington6123812-45
20Oxford Utd71241015-55
21Wimbledon7025612-62
22Southend6006417-130
23Bolton5014017-17-11
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