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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,443) 5th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Colchester Colchester United vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Colchester 1

F Sears (45)

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Tranmere 2

J Akpa Akpro (36)
R Lowe (63)

Tranmere edge out Colchester

Last Updated: 05/04/14 7:09pm

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Ryan Lowe: Grabbed the winner

Ryan Lowe: Grabbed the winner

Tranmere eased their relegation fears following a 2-1 victory over Colchester at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The Wirral side started the game hovering just above the relegation zone, but they will make the long trek home in celebratory mood after a hard-earned success at fellow strugglers Colchester.

Ryan Lowe pounced to grab Rovers' precious winner, just after the hour-mark, after Freddie Sears had cancelled out Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's opener.

Tranmere took the lead nine minutes before the break with a goal against the run of play.

Colchester were caught in possession and Max Power fed dangerous wide man Akpa Akpro, who burst forward before slotting past goalkeeper Sam Walker.

It was hard luck on the U's, who had dominated proceedings prior to that setback.

Jabo Ibehre fired over and then burst through on goal after a clever pass from Sears - only to have his weak effort saved by Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams.

Alex Gilbey then had a half-volley tipped over by the impressive Williams, who then came to his side's rescue again to keep out a rising effort from Sears.

But there was nothing the Rovers goalkeeper to do to keep out Sears' leveller.

Dominic Vose fed Ryan Dickson, who squared from the left, and Sears nipped in to turn the ball home from close range.

But i was the visitors who scored a precious winner.

Akpa Akpro beat right-back Gavin Massey, before delivering a low cross that was turned in by Lowe.

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2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16