Tranmere slipped into the League Two relegation zone despite George Green’s late equaliser earning a point against AFC Wimbledon.
Adebayo Akinfenwa’s deflected strike put the visitors ahead before the half hour mark while Sean Rigg and Jake Reeves went close.
This was to be Wimbledon’s last chance of the game.
Tranmere then came close with attempts on the Wimbledon goal being squandered.
Everton loanee Green also tested Ross Worner with a fierce left-footed shot.
Green then scored a brilliant goal from 20 yards out in the 90th minute which gained Tranmere a point right at the death.
Tranmere now sit a point from safety behind a resurgent Hartlepool who have won their last four games.