Tranmere produced an amazing performance to progress to the semi finals of the Papa John’s Trophy after defeating League 1 high flyers Peterborough 2-1 at Prenton Park.

It was a very nervy start from Rovers, who had a massive slice of luck in the first few minutes after a misplaced back pass to keeper Joe Murphy hit the post and then rolled across the line before Murphy collected.

The first half was a very tight affair but the moment of quality came in the 37th minute when Tranmere won a free kick 25 yards out, and Danny Lloyd curled the ball into the bottom corner to send Rovers into the half time break 1-0 ahead.

The second half was more of the same, with Tranmere looking solid and defending the lead well, but the action really picked up in the 81st minute as the home side were given another massive piece of luck when an intercepted cross once again came crashing off the post and into the arms of the Tranmere keeper.

Then within 45 seconds, Otis Khan produced a delightful cross to the head of Paul Lewis who guided his header into the bottom corner. Peterborough did pull a goal back in added time from the penalty spot. Jonson Clarke-Harris was the scorer but it weren’t enough as Tranmere progress to the semi finals.