Tranmere edge six-goal thriller
Tranmere had to dig deep to see off a determined Gillingham 4-2 in a finely balanced League One clash.
Last Updated: 15/08/09 6:57pm
Tranmere had to dig deep to see off a determined Gillingham 4-2 in a finely balanced League One contest at Prenton Park.
Skipper Ian Thomas-Moore gave Tranmere the ideal start as he headed in from a fifth minute Shaleum Logan cross.
Mark Stimson's side were back in the game in the 34th minute when Curtis Weston surprised home keeper Luke Daniels with a fine twenty yard strike into the left corner.
The Merseysiders regained the lead three minutes into the second-half with a great volley by John Welsh from twenty yards following a throw-in by Logan.
Mark Bentley wasted a good headed chance for Gillingham soon after but they were level again in the 53rd minute when Andy Barcham beat Daniels with a super strike from the corner of the box.
Tranmere sent on Terry Gornell for Craig Curran with twenty minutes left and the striker made an immediate impact, firing home from the edge of the box as the visitors defence hesitated, before a Thomas-Moore header completed the scoring in stoppage time.