TRANMERE goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams claims Brentford fans threw a cigarette lighter at him at Griffin Park on Saturday.
When he was in front of the home end, the stopper was pelted with snowballs but said the bombardment “got out of hand”.
Brentford acknowledged Fon Williams’ complaints and their manager Uwe Rosler had to plead with home fans to stop at the start of the second half.
Fon Williams said: “It started as banter but it got out of hand.
“It wasn’t just snowballs, a lighter was thrown. It is lucky I wasn’t hurt.”
Rovers manager Ronnie Moore rated Tranmere’s 2-1 win as “one of our best performances of the season”.
But there was a price to be paid for an eighth away victory that kept Rovers at the top of the League One table as front man Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro suffered a suspected broken rib.
The Frenchman fell awkwardly after challenging for a high ball early in the second half in only his second starting appearance since returning from a three-month lay-off with a broken metatarsal.
Moore said: “It is one thing after another, and always our important players who seem to get injured.”
Tranmere’s scorers, Andy Robinson (from a penalty) and Adam McGurk, were both recalled to the starting line-up following last Wednesday’s defeat at Coventry City.
Moore said: “I thought we played well from start to finish. We gifted Brentford a goal to allow them back into it but I don’t think anyone can begrudge us the win overall. It was a good game. Both teams played well and tried to win it.
“We reverted back to our normal shape and went 4-4-2 with Robinson and McGurk back.
“Both of them contributed well.”
Moore had no doubt about the penalty award for Dean’s trip on David Amoo.
“I want Andy Robinson to take our penalties,” he added.
“He was desperate to score. Then Adam waltzed past a couple of defenders to get us the winner although I don’t think Brentford will be happy about the way they allowed McGurk to get in.
“We had three players waiting for a pull-back so I think they would have nobbled Adam if he hadn’t scored.”