Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore claimed his side had outplayed promotion rivals Stevenage, despite Greg Tansey's stoppage-time equaliser meaning the game ended all-square at 1-1.

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 Stevenage as Tansey fired home from the edge of the area in the 92nd minute.

"I don't think you can do much about the goal to be honest. I don't think he knew where it was going and it's ended up in the back of our net," said Moore. "But we've been fantastic. I've got nothing but praise for our lads, they were brilliant. When you consider Stevenage are a big, strong side, we've not given them a kick.

"We've footballed them to death, we just haven't been ruthless enough in and around the area, that's the only thing that was missing for me. I'm not going to rant and rave. We're gutted because it's happened once or twice too often.

"Our goal was a fantastic move, but I thought we did that nearly all day. I just felt that the final ball in the box wasn't quite there. That's the only criticism I have. I'm just gutted that we're not going away with the three points, it would have been a fantastic win because I thought we were streets ahead of them."

Stevenage could have levelled sooner when Robin Shroot's shot struck a post, but despite extending their own winless run to four games, manager Gary Smith insists his side are heading in the right direction.

"It was disappointing of course not to get three points because we want it, but I felt it was a much better performance from us," said Smith. "It wasn't until the final stages, when both sides tired a little, that the game really opened up. And with their first goal, of course we're disappointed with it. It can be defended better.

"But the equaliser was an absolute stunner again from Greg, and of course Robin hit the post - and there were one or two phantom penalty shouts.

"We've gone behind here on a number of occasions and we're not very pleased about that, but against good sides you know they've got a goal threat and Jake Cassidy has been prolific for them. And if there was one guy who was going to get it for them, it was going to be him.

"I thought it was a really competitive game. I thought as a spectacle, it must have been quite exciting."