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Prenton Park (ATT 4,342) 24th March 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: G Scott

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Stevenage Stevenage

Tranmere 3

Z Bakayogo (10, 38)
B Gibson (16)

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Stevenage 1

L Freeman (12)

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Bakayogo fires Rovers past Boro

Last Updated: 24/03/13 8:37pm

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Zoumana Bakayogo: Scored twice in Tranmere win

Zoumana Bakayogo: Scored twice in Tranmere win

Zoumana Bakayogo scored twice as Tranmere got their League One promotion bid back on track with a 3-1 win over Stevenage at Prenton Park.

All four goals came in the first half with Luke Freeman cancelling out Bakayogo's opener before Ben Gibson put Rovers back in front and Bakayogo extended their lead with his second just before half-time.

Tranmere went ahead in the 10th minute as Bakayogo forced the ball home after Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's initial effort was blocked.

Stevenage equalised two minutes later as Freeman curled a left-footed free-kick from the right corner of the penalty area past Owain Fon Williams, but Gibson replied four minutes later after another Akpa Akpro shot was blocked.

Akpa Akpro should have made it 3-1 himself just after yet he missed the target, however, seven minutes from half-time Bakayogo scored his second after a horrendous mix-up between David Gray and goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

After the break Robin Shroot wasted Stevenage's best chance of getting back in it as he fired wide after receiving the ball in a glorious position in the heart of the Tranmere box.

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1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15