Tranmere 1-0 Cambridge: James Norwood strike the difference at Prenton Park
Last Updated: 08/12/18 7:03pm
James Norwood ended Tranmere's three-match League Two winless run as Cambridge were beaten 1-0 at Prenton Park.
The prolific marksman tapped in his 15th league goal of the season 13 minutes from time, moving Rovers back into the play-off positions.
United goalkeeper David Forde twice denied the hosts in the opening 10 minutes, first saving brilliantly from Norwood before tipping a Cole Stockton header over the bar.
Cambridge could have led themselves before the break when George Maris saw a great chance saved by Scott Davies before Paul Lewis' bending 35-yarder clattered the post with Davies beaten.
Tranmere returned after the break with much more aggressive purpose however and should have led when Manny Monthe fired over left-footed from six yards out.
But on 77 minutes a fierce shot from Johnny Smith was tipped away by Forde but only into the path of substitute Paul Mullin and his goal-bound header was poked home by Norwood on the line.
Rovers held on to secure all three points amid a thunderous downpour.