Micky Mellon failed to get the better of his former side as Fleetwood Town defeat Tranmere 2-1 at Highbury Stadium, leaving them fourth bottom.

The home side got off to a strong start, as Morris smashed home a free-kick right on the edge of the box just 15 minutes in.

Just six minutes after the opener, Fleetwood continued to press and had the ball in the back of the net again, yet the linesman had his flag up and the goal didn’t stand.

Tranmere started to settle down soon after, however, and had a huge chance in the 28th-minute, as Monthe’s header was cleared off the line by Fleetwood’s Danny Andrew.

Rovers made their first chance of the game just 37 minutes in, as Ray was replaced by Blackett-Taylor. He made an instant impact as his cross found Hepburn-Murphy, who headed just wide of the post.

Rovers came out of the blocks quickly after the break, as Eastham made a vital block to deny Ferrier just a minute into the second-half.

Tranmere continued to knock on the Fleetwood door as Blackett-Taylor continued to be a problem for the hosts, as his curling shot is well saved by Crellin just shy of the hour.

Fleetwood replied soon after, as Ched Evans’ right-footed shot in the 63rd minute came just wide of the mark.

Chances started to appear for either side, with Rovers knocking on the door yet again, as Borthwick-Jackson’s deflected cross looked to be heading in the far corner of the goal but was superbly denied by Crellin.

With Tranmere pushing for an equaliser, Fleetwood doubled their lead in the 82nd-minute of the game through their top scorer this season, Paddy Madden scoring his 11th goal of the campaign.

Yet, Tranmere refused to give up and replied straight away through Mullin in the 87th-minute of the game, with the making for a very entertaining last few minutes.

Despite Tranmere’s constant pressure towards the end, the hosts were able to see the game out, as Mellon’s suffer their 9th defeat of the season.

The result leaves them in 20th place, just 3 points above the relegation zone.

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