Rovers keep play-off dreams alive
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
This game was called off at the weekend due to an idiot fan climbing a floodlight at Prenton Park with Rovers leading 2-0 at the time.
Mansfield were relegated nonetheless that day by results elsewhere, and Tranmere knew that anything but a win would be a travesty.
Rovers had taken the lead 14 minutes in when Gary Jones converted left footed from 18 yards but Mansfield levelled after the half time break when Simon Haworth fouled Jake Buxton in the area, and Liam Lawrence converted from the penalty spot.
With time running out, the Tranmere fans began to worry that their exceedingly slim hopes of a play-off place would evaporate completely but on 80 minutes Haworth made amends for conceding a penalty when he headed home an inviting cross by Gareth Roberts.
Jason Price then wrapped up the scoring when he slammed home at the second time of asking after Kevin Pilkington had parried his first effort.
Tranmere v Mansfield
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