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Moore On Cruel Vale Defeat

Moore On Cruel Vale Defeat

Manager Ronnie Moore has called our defeat to Port Vale last weekend as being bitterly cruel on his players who gave their all.

Tranmere went down to a 56th minute goal after hanging on as best they could, after being unfairly reduced to ten men when Liam Ridehalgh was shown a straight red.

Rovers played for an hour with ten men, and following our defensive hiccups in recent games, the fact we only conceded one despite being at a disadvantage shows how much effort the players put into the game and the focus they showed which clearly pleased the gaffer.

Speaking to the Official Site following the match the manager explained.

'It was cruel. The first 15 minutes was like a cup tie, we attacked, they attacked and there were chances. Then was it a sending off? I thought Liam had started brightly, he can defend and he put balls in the right areas. He might have just leaned into him but I thought it was harsh. Goody came on and did well but he's not a left back and it gives us a massive headache for next week.'

Not so great a headache, but more of that later.

Ridehalgh was making his club debut, and it was a very unfair sending off, but back to the positives.

Moore goes on to praise the 'fantastic penalty save' from Fon Williams, but again even with their goal it's a case of we can't keep shooting ourselves in the foot and whilst it's a massive improvement on some that has come before, there is more to go and that's what the players will be focusing on.

The gaffer adds though he was pleased with our second half response because we continued creating chances but the rub of the green just wouldn't go for us in terms of hitting the bar and the chance Sodje had that he really should've buried.

All in, plenty to be happy about, but more needed and for a change that isn't a pun on the gaffers' name!

As for the less of a headache referenced above, Tranmere did appeal the straight red card of Liam Ridehalgh and the FA Regulatory Commission has overturned his one match ban after the appeal was successful.

He is now available for the game against Swindon Town this weekend.



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday October 1 2013
Time: 11:13PM

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