Brentford made one change, Darren Powell coming in for David Theobald.
They nearly got off to a flyer on Three minutes, Owusu putting the ball just wide of the right hand post.
On 19 minutes, The Bees best chance of the half, another teasing Anderson throw in was badly dealt by the Tranmere defence and Burgess spooned the ball over with just Achterberg to beat. A minute later, Michael Dobson crudely challenged Jason Koumas and was given a yellow card.
Half an hour in, Owusu had another chance but again, he put the ball wide.
HALF TIME: TRANMERE ROVERS 0 BRENTFORD 0
Disaster for the the Bees as Jason Koumas slotted home unmarked with Gottskalksson approaching to give Tranmere the lead.
TRANMERE ROVERS 1 BRENTFORD 0
Brentford tried in vain to get back the momentum, bringing on Mark McCammon to bolster the attack with twenty minutes remaining. The Bees could only muster further shots off target from Ivar Ingimarsson and Lloyd Owusu and this The Bees left Merseyside pointless. To add the misery, Darren Powell was booked for a foul on Wayne Allison.
FINAL SCORE: TRANMERE ROVERS 1 BRENTFORD 0