Manager Micky Mellon gave an honest assessment of tonight’s 4-3 loss at home to Crewe Alexandra in the opening match of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Despite falling behind, Rovers fought back to lead by three goals to one with 20 minutes of the match to go, courtesy of goals from Jay Harris, Paul Mullin and Cole Stockton.
However, Crewe shocked the Prenton Park crowd with three quick fire goals to turn the match completely on its head and seal the victory for Dave Artell’s side 4-3.
Speaking after the game, Mellon said: “We are disappointed because once you get to the 70th minute and like everyone probably thought, we were cruising and never in a game of football should you think that.
“We have lost a runner on a set play, and we lost the runners on a couple of set plays before their second and we made another individual error for Crewe to score their equaliser.
“The disappointing thing is that there were some really good performances up until the 70th minute but the last 20 minutes is what will be remembered.
“We made a lot of changes for the game but still to get ourselves into a situation to be 3-1 up and nothing much happening in the game. We had got what we wanted out of the match at that point, Adam Buxton featured, our strikers both scored, Zoumana Bakayogo played and Larnell Cole got some minutes under his belt.
“We were happy and to give away individual errors goals like we did was massively frustrating and it changed the game.”
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