Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon was delighted with the character showcased by his side as they earned a second straight win in Sky Bet League One by triumphing 2-1 away at Accrington Stanley.
Goals from James Vaughan and Mark Ellis either side of half-time saw Mellon’s men two up in East Lancashire, before Alex Woodyard’s late own goal provided a tense finale.
But Rovers professionally saw out the three points at the Wham Stadium, to secure a big victory on their travels against John Coleman’s East Lancashire outfit, who had Harvey Rodgers sent off in injury-time for a foul on Vaughan.
And Micky gave his thoughts following Rovers’ win, their second successive one in the third-tier.
Mellon said: “It’s a hard-fought game and it’s nothing any different to what I expected.
“We knew before the game that it was probably going to be like that, because when you’re experienced as manager and a player, you know that games are going to go this way because the three points are so massive.
“So, we are delighted to get the three points. We are disappointed to concede a goal from a set-play that we don’t think is a foul because it gave them a bit of a lifeline and made it a bit edgy towards the end.
“It is a hard-fought result, it is a massive result for us to back up the result at Shrewsbury because it feels we haven’t had a game for a bit because of the Saturday postponement, so it was important that we backed that result up.
“There was a lot of running and knockdowns, a lot of free-kicks. It was that type of game, so we had to be good at that.
“We had some opportunities, so did Accrington to be fair, but we are just delighted that we got the valuable three points in the end.
“I think it would be fair to say that they did what was asked of them to help us get the result, and we are delighted.”
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