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Hill hails game-management in Morecambe victory

30 January 2021

Keith Hill was delighted with Tranmere’s ‘controlled’ performance as the Whites secured a 1-0 victory at Morecambe.

This win has lifted Rovers to fifth in Sky Bet League Two, with Kaiyne Wooley’s second-half strike the difference between the sides.

In an action-packed opening 45 minutes, the hosts missed a penalty and received a red card on the stroke of half-time.

The Tranmere boss praised the reaction shown by his players following this dismissal as they went on to register a clean sheet and three points.

“It’s a great result. I must admit that the opposition are a good side and it represented a test of character and strength of our squad,” said Hill.

“I thought we managed the opponents well. I don’t think it was a penalty, it hits Jay on the thigh and bounces up onto his arm. It’s a bit harsh. We rode our luck with the player missing the penalty and the sending off, but it’s key to us winning that game and controlling the game.

“We controlled possession and created goalscoring opportunities. We are pleased that we scored.

“I’m really happy with the clean sheet. It’s key to playing against a team with ten men. As much as you want to attack against ten men, you’ve got to make sure that concentration levels are at 100 per cent.”

Match-winner Woolery scored for the second game in succession, with Danny Lloyd the provider for the breakthrough.

Praising the performances of both players, Hill stated: “Kaiyne is a great player to work with. He’s got pace to burn and I’m pleased that he has scored.

“And Danny is full of energy, it was a great cross for the goal.”


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