TRANMERE boss Ronnie Moore admitted his side had taken his breath away at times as they came from behind to comfortably see off Scunthorpe and remain unbeaten this season.
Karl Hawley’s first-half header put the Iron a goal to the good at Glanford Park but a header from captain James Wallace and a double from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro turned the game on its head.
Rovers have now extended their lead atop League One to four points but they were made to work hard for the win on Tuesday night. And Moore admitted afterwards that his side needed to improve their first-half showings if they were to continue their impressive start to the season.
“We never got started in the first half,” he said. “I don’t know what it is, but that’s three games now where the first 45 minutes have not been good.
“We had one or two quiet words at half-time – ‘if we’re going to go down, let’s go down fighting’, ‘let’s not wave the white flag’ – that sort of thing.
“I thought Scunthorpe were beatable. I knew if we could get at their back four we’d cause them problems. Second half the players came out and showed loads of spirit – because that’s what they’re about.
“It’s pleasing we got back in the game because once we got the equaliser, there was only one side going to win.”
“We steamrollered them for 45 minutes and some of the football, at times, was breath-taking, especially late on.
“Scunthorpe couldn’t get a kick and that’s what we’re about. We’ve got good players in there, we just need that belief.”