Moore happy after win

Last updated : 27 February 2006 By The Chairman
Ronnie Moore was in a good mood after the encounter with Tranmere at a windy Boundary Park on Saturday. He told the official site, "It was a win and it didn't matter how we got it. It was always going to be a game of two halves and when we were asked to defend in the second half we got bodies in there and did reasonably well. It was a bit of a flukey goal from Richie that won it, but there weren't that many chances in the game. We had a dozen shots to their two or three and it was the second game on the trot that we have won ugly. The pressure is on us to win games. We came off to see that Barnsley had won. But we have to keep going and hope that one of the teams above us cracks."

"We became more defensive after the break, but we had said that we didn't want to defend too deep. In the past when we have been asked to defend we have made the pitch too big. Teams have got at us and gone through us, but this time the back three held their nerve. I wasn't as nervous as I have been in the past when we have been under the cosh. Tranmere changed their shape in the second half with Chris Greenacre playing in the hole so I asked Mark Hughes to do a defensive job on him and snuff him out. Again he was well-disciplined and did a good job for us."

"We have to live the dream and hope, that's the big thing. When you look back we have shot ourselves in the foot and dropped points where we shouldn't have done. Now we have given ourselves a lifeline and we have to hang in there. It is lovely when you come off and you have won. If we keep winning then those above us are going to have a little panic. Someone is, that's for sure. Brentford lost and who would have said they would have done that at home to Port Vale? We have kept four clean sheets on the trot and while I would have liked one or two more goals to go with it, we are doing okay. But when you saw those conditions, football went straight out of the window from the whistle going."