Forest Green kept their play-off hopes alive as they overcame promotion chasing Tranmere Rovers 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, writes Sam Wiles.

Second half goals from Josh Davison and Aaron Collins proved to be enough in claiming a vital three points for Jimmy Ball’s side, despite a late stunner from Tranmere’s Keiron Morris.

Rovers now sit in seventh spot and, with one game left to play of the season, will surely be looking to claim a play-off spot.

The first half was one that was thoroughly lacking in goal scoring chances, with neither side registering a shot on target. Collins had the game’s first shot on 14 minutes but he blazed his effort high and wide from range.

Scott Wagstaff was presented with a glorious opportunity to double his goal scoring tally for the season just before the 40-minute mark. He maneuvered space well in the box and was picked out by a pin-point cross but the 31-year-old’s resulting volley flew deep into the South Stand.

However, after 50 minutes, it was Davison who broke the deadlock in the match as the Charlton loanee netted for the first time since February. After some excellent wing-play from Kane Wilson, Davison was found in the Tranmere box with space and managed to curl his shot into the far-right corner.

Forest Green’s task was made harder after 57 minutes as Ebou Adams was shown a second yellow card for a high knee – the dismissal marked Adams’ third sending off of the season.

Luke McGee was called into action properly for the first time on 79 minutes. Former Forest Green man Manny Monthé let fly from distance but the Rovers keeper did well to deal with the powerful shot and punched away to safety.

Against the run of play in the second half, ten-man Forest Green doubled their advantage after 81 minutes as Collins calmly converted from the spot. The forward was initially awarded the penalty after being tripped by the Tranmere shot-stopper.

On 96 minutes, Tranmere did manage to claim an excellent consolation goal as Morris’ strike from distance rocketed into McGee’s top-right corner.