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Micky's Carlisle reaction

30 March 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon was delighted with his side’s display as they earned a seventh straight Sky Bet League Two win following a 3-0 home victory over Carlisle United at Prenton Park.

Ollie Banks’ goal on the stroke of half-time was the catalyst for the three points, with forward James Norwood and Manny Monthe adding further goals after the break to seal the three points.

Rovers remain fifth in the fourth-tier, four points behind third-placed Bury in the final automatic promotion spot.

Mellon said: “We were made to work very hard for it, we’re not getting too carried away thinking it’s anything other than pure hard work, of course we’ll enjoy the result this evening, but we’ll get our minds back to a massive week.

“We’ll start to get the players recovered, we’ll see them on the Monday and get them ready for Tuesday night.

“They made it very tough for us, but we had to stick to what believe in to get results, we kept our patience, working away, working away and we got the goal at a good time.

“It is important that you get the first goal, obviously it encouraged them to stay in the shape that they were in, it was a very well-worked goal and we were delighted to go in 1-0 up.

“We gained momentum very early on, we were right on the front foot and to get that second goal, I was delighted to see it go in and we started the second-half really well.

“We’re careful to get carried away and start believing that it isn’t just pure intensity of playing and hitting that all of the time.

“They know where we are at, they have worked very hard to get to where they are at and they got their rewards today.”

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