TRANMERE stretched their unbeaten run to five games in Sky Bet League Two after a stalemate against Yeovil Town.

Micky Mellon was forced into one change before the game with Adam Buxton missing out due to a back problem, resulting in Ritchie Sutton's return to league action for the first time in nine weeks with Manny Monthe moving to left back.

Rovers started the game brightly, Connor Jennings playing a neat one two with Ollie Banks but could only drag his volley wide of the mark.

Yeovil’s first opportunity came on eight minutes.

The long throw of Dickenson was flicked on by Fisher, forcing Davies to take no chances and tip the ball over his bar.

It was a game of little chances with Tranmere’s next chance coming on the half an hour mark.

Jonny Smith with a jinxing run down the left wing, cut back to Gilmour who crossed towards the head of Banks.

However, he couldn't quite get the required connection to trouble the Yeovil goalkeeper.

The second half was a similar story to the first half.

This time it was Yeovil who came out of the traps the quickest with Monthe doing very well to deal with an in swinging cross at the back post.

Then, on 56 minutes, Olomola had a clear sight of goal on the edge of the area but could only find the terracing behind Davies' goal.

Rovers' first chance of the second half came shortly after.

Jonny Smith running at his full back and crossing with his right foot to Norwood who couldn't divert his on volley on target from a difficult angle.

On 70 minutes, Yeovil had their best chance of the game.

A pinpoint cross from the right fell to Arquin inside the six yard box but his swing completely missed with the ball going out for a goal kick.

The next chance would come right in the dying minutes of the game. James Norwood found space just inside the box with only the keeper to beat, but he could only find the grateful arms of Baxter with the referee blowing the final whistle just moments after.

Rovers' boss Micky Mellon said afterwards: "I think you've got to always respect a point on the road, gaining a clean sheet is always important because that is one of the bottom lines we look for here. 

"It was a huffy and puffy sort of game with a lot of stoppages and it never really got any momentum going in the game at all and no real flow to it.

"A long trip away from home, clean sheet, you must respect the point but we know we can do things much much better because I’ve watched the group a lot this season, but fair play to them they’ve hung in there and got us another important point.

"We started the second half a little bit better and then we just decided to go with two strikers right up there and try and cause them some problems.

"So we tried everything we could to get a little spark in it.

"We probably will come away from it and say we had the better chances towards the end.

"But, all in all, we have to be honest and say that both teams didn't deserve to lose it, but none of us deserved to win it in the end." 

Mellon also praised top scorer James Norwood after he was unfortunate not to seal a victory for Rovers in the dying embers of the game with a one on one opportunity.

He said: "I'm not going to criticise him at all for that because he's mainly probably responsible with his goal scoring for the reasons why we’re at this end of the league." 

Rovers face a long trip to Forest Green on Tuesday night, and take on Crawley Town at Prenton Park on Saturday.