Rovers hold leaders Brighton: Match Review

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League One table-toppers Brighton were given a searching test by Tranmere in a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park.

The visitors dominated the first period before the Merseysiders rallied superbly later to be rewarded with a late equaliser.

Brighton made the early running without threatening and it needed a fine saving tackle by Tommy Elphick to deny Enoch Showunmi as Tranmere countered before Casper Ankergren saved well from Joss Labadie.

Brighton went ahead after 35 minutes with a fine 30-yard volley by Glenn Murray after a long clearance by Ankergren glanced off Ian Goodison.

They should have at least doubled their lead before the break but Ashley Barnes blazed over from close range and misdirected a header.

There was a real scare for Brighton in the 53rd minute with an excellent left-foot shot by Showunmi from just outside the box striking a post.

The striker saw another effort deflected agonizingly wide on the hour after good work by Dale Jennings before his cross after 62 minutes was turned onto the outside of the woodwork by Lewis Dunk.

Tranmere finally levelled when loan signing Scott Wootton headed home from a Aaron Cresswell free-kick in the 87th minute.

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Aaron Cresswell
Enoch Showunmi
Tommy Elphick
Ian Goodison
League One
Ashley Barnes
Casper Ankergren
Joss Labadie
Glenn Murray

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