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Posted Thu 03 Jul 14 at 05:22 AM

Goals from Jennison Myrie-Williams and Kayode Odejayi earned Tranmere a 2-2 draw against Stevenage on Good Friday.
The pair netted late in the first half to put Rovers 2-1 up but Charlie Lee's second half effort for the hosts left both sides with a point.
Micky Adams made one change to the side that started against AFC Wimbledon as Rob Taylor returned from injury to take the place of Rory Donnelly.
The home side took the lead in the third minute of the game. After Chris Whelpdale won a corner on the right, Ben Kennedy's cross was headed in by Bira Dembele from six yards out.
Jennison Myrie-Williams won a corner for Rovers on nine minutes from which Michael Ihiekwe's header was saved by Chris Day.
Jack Jebb fired past the top left corner from 25 yards on 12 minutes while Rob Taylor's back post header was caught by the keeper at the other end.
Brezovan saved with his feet after Tom Pett was played in to a one on one from a quickly taken free kick on 15 minutes and the keeper claimed a cross from Kennedy soon after.
George Green curled a free kick into the side netting from 30 yards on 22 minutes and Max Power had a long range effort charged down by Dembele.
Taylor shot wide from a central position 15 yards out on 30 minutes and six minutes later Rovers drew level. Kayode Odejayi won possession on the halfway line and found Green whose diagonal pass for Jennison Myrie-Williams should have been dealt with by the hosts. However, neither the goalkeeper nor defender dealt with the ball and the winger got between the pair, headed past the keeper and stroked the ball into an empty net.
Odejayi had a shot blocked after he latched on to a flick on from Ihiekwe on 44 minutes and Adam Dugdale and Power saw efforts hit defenders on the stroke of half time from a Green corner.
There was still time for another chance. Green's cross was played back into the box by Power and powerfully headed into the top right corner by Odejayi.
Green had a chance to run at the defender and towards the Stevenage area two minutes into the second half but his touch was too heavy and the ball ran through to Day.
A free kick from Green was clawed away by Day on 50 minutes but Rovers were unable to take advantage of the resulting corner.
Dembele headed across Brezovan's goal and wide from a 60th minute corner and the Rovers keeper claimed two more set pieces as the home side pushed for an equaliser.
Lee Molyneux replaced Taylor on 66 minutes, shortly after a double change for Stevenage. Boro substitute Charlie Lee fired inches wide of the near post from 20 yards on 68 minutes and forced a save out of Brezovan three minutes later after a collision between Michael Ihiekwe and Kennedy outside the area.
Brezovan dived to his left to keep out a low drive from Kennedy on 74 minutes and held on to an Andrade header at his back post two minutes later.
However, Stevenage found their second goal on 79 minutes. A scramble followed a corner and after a shot was blocked the ball fell to Lee who fired in from 12 yards.
Power's 30 yard free kick was saved by Day at his right hand post on 81 minutes while a run from Hume was ended by a foul from Tom Conlon five minutes later.
Green side footed past the right hand post from 15 yards in the first minute of added time

Stevenage: Day, Whelpdale, Wells, Dembele, Okimo (Deacon 77), Walton (Lee 66), Keane, Jebb (Conlon 66), Pett, Andrade, Kennedy. Substitutes: Beasant, Ashton, Bond, Martin.

Tranmere: Brezovan, Ihiekwe, Dugdale, Donacien, Ridehalgh, Myrie-Williams (Hume 80), Power, Jennings, Taylor (Molyneux 66), Green, Odejayi. Substitutes: Fon Williams, Holmes, Laird, Kirby, Donnelly.

Referee: Trevor Kettle

Yellow cards: Dugdale (47), Keane (72), Conlon (87), Odejayi (90), Power (90)

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