Cheltenham, still searching for their first point of the League Two season, offered very little in a dogged performance. New signing Manny Duku went down holding his face in the home penalty area, following a late first-half challenge from Tranmere captain Stephen McNulty. But he was brought off by an unimpressed Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson.
The last few minutes made for interesting watching for the faithful at Prenton Park, with Rovers trying to double their lead while Cheltenham tried to prevent two defeats in a row. Gilmour drilled a low cross in to Norwood from the right who tried to back-heel it past Flinders but could not finish.
In the dying moments, Cheltenham sent a free kick into the box which was headed away before referee Ben Toner ended a terrific match.
Rovers ended their second match in Sky Bet League Two in eighth place on goal difference, as they look to take a break from league action on Tuesday night to play Walsall at home in the Carabao Cup.
James Norwood’s first-half strike was voted Sky Sports News’ Goal of The Day!