November 24, 2012
In-form Tansey thwarts Tranmere
Greg Tansey struck for the third time in four games to rescue Stevenage a stoppage-time point in a 1-1 draw with npower League One leaders Tranmere, whose winless run now stands at three games.
Jake Cassidy, on loan from Wolves, looked to have earned all three points for Rovers when he headed home with 12 minutes to go. But Cassidy's 11th goal of the season was not enough to see off their promotion rivals as Tansey fired home from the edge of the area in the 92nd minute.
With 15 minutes gone, Cassidy nipped in to round goalkeeper Steve Arnold, but Bondz N'Gala came to his side's rescue with a crucial block.
On the half-hour mark, Tansey forced Owain fon Williams into a smart stop as his low drive was palmed round the post.
After the break, Andy Robinson curled a measured effort inches wide of Arnold's left-hand upright. But the visitors went ahead in the 78th minute after Adam McGurk's right-wing cross allowed 19-year-old Cassidy to head home.
Robin Shroot hit a post in the dying minutes before Tansey popped up with the last-gasp leveller.
|1 Steven Arnold||1 Owain fon Williams|
|14 Mark Roberts||5 Ian Goodison|
|4 Darius Charles||14 Zoumana Bakayogo|
|2 David Gray||2 Danny Holmes|
|29 Bondz Ngala||21 Ben Gibson|
|7 Anthony Grant||10 Andy Robinson|
|10 Filipe Morais||8 James Wallace|
|6 Greg Tansey||6 Liam Palmer|
|8 James Dunne||11 Adam McGurk|
|11 Lucas Akins||9 Jake Cassidy|
|9 Marcus Haber||20 Michael O'Halloran|
|16 Chris Day||Jason Mooney 33|
|3 Lee Hills||Michael Kay 19|
|25 Oliver Risser||Paul Black 3|
|32 Robin Shroot||Donervorn Daniels 23|
|24 Patrick Agyemang||Danny Harrison 12|
|20 Robbie Rogers||Max Power 17|
|15 Luke Freeman||Cole Stockton 16|
|Luke Freeman for Filipe Morais (21)||Paul Black for Andy Robinson (86)|
|Patrick Agyemang for Marcus Haber (73)|
|Robin Shroot for James Dunne (81)|
|Darius Charles (25)|
|· Squads: Stevenage | Tranmere Rovers|