A FAILURE to kill the game off was Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore’s only gripe as his side progressed to the Northern semi-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a 1-0 win over Morecambe.
“We played well in the first half and the only thing that was missing was the goal until right on half-time,” said Moore.
“They beat us last year and made it difficult for us and they did so again this time. We kept three up front in the first half and had a real go at them so we were disappointed we didn’t go two or three up because I really wanted to change things and give one or two of the lads games.
“We took our foot off the pedal in the second half and were a bit nervy, but I thought there was some good stuff, good movement and good performances.
“But it was all about the win. We needed the win, we got a clean sheet and we’re into the semi-finals so we can’t complain about that.”
Looking ahead to the Northern semi-finals Moore was not concerned about who his side could face in the next round.
He said: “You can only play who you’re drawn against and you have to play the better sides at some point to get to the final, bring it on whoever comes. We have done all right, that’s five clean sheets in six games so we’re are moving in the right direction that’s the big thing.”