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Micky's Accrington assessment

7 December 2019

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Micky's Accrington assessment

7 December 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon was satisfied with his side’s display overall as they drew 1-1 against Accrington Stanley at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Kieron Morris earned Rovers a point for the hosts with a well-struck volley from Corey Blackett-Taylor’s cross on 39 minutes, after Sean McConville had prodded John Coleman’s Stanley into the lead when a corner was not cleared, earlier in the half.

Rovers lost captain Scott Davies to injury just after the half hour, as the stopper went down having collected a cross from a corner.

And boss Mellon gave his assessment on the point against Accrington, during his post-match press conference to the local media.

Mellon said: “I think in the first half an hour, they were the better side, they got the goal and it woke us up a bit, and in the last 15 minutes of the half, we got ourselves back into it.

“We equalised, and we finished stronger than them at the end of the half. In the second-half, I think it was mostly us, and that’s as honest as I can be.

“It was a hard-fought game. It was a really competitive game and both teams worked really hard.

“We knew the tempo, which we didn’t hit until we lost a goal and that spiked us into getting going, but it was a hard-fought game.

“It took us half an hour to get going, but after we got that equaliser, we were carrying things forward from there.

“On the whole, in the second-half it was miles better. We did what the game was asking us on a December afternoon in League One, but we couldn’t find that little opening or break that was required to separate the two teams.”

Mellon went onto praise goalkeeper Luke Pilling, who made his EFL debut for the Club when he came on in place of Davies.

He added: “Young Luke has come on and he has done terrific. He made terrific saves to keep us in the game.”

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