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Micky on dramatic win over Burton

21 September 2019

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon hailed his side’s endeavour as they scored two stoppage-time goals to beat Burton Albion 2-1 at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Midfielder Ollie Banks struck a free-kick to bring the score level before forward Stefan Payne bundled in a 94th minute header to spark jubilant scenes as Rovers recorded their second victory of the Sky Bet League One season.

Tranmere were trailing until stoppage-time as Lucas Akins put Nigel Clough’s Brewers in front from the penalty spot on 65 minutes.

And Scotsman Mellon, 47, was proud of the fightback as his players came back from a deficit to secure a dramatic three-points.

Mellon said: “They keep going and they keep going and they keep going, and to win a game like that in the last minute when you’re 1-0 down, is obviously a moment in football that you have got to really enjoy.

“It was a mad game, I’ll look back over it and I don’t really know how we ended up with three potential left-backs in a back four if you include Manny, so all credit to the lads.

“It was all about battling, determination and guts and making sure when that ball came into their box, we had to make sure people got on the end of it and we managed to do that.

“The crowd were brilliant, they were fantastic, and they stuck with us, and they know that we will keep fighting and keep going.

“You had Corey who can put a dent on that side when he came on, the front two ran their socks off, Kieron can get in on his left and Danns came on and you can see what he’s all about, obviously Banks as well, you have got a bit of quality and we are delighted.”

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