Moore's team got what they deserved

Last updated : 07 November 2007 By The Chairman
Ronnie Moore felt his side got the result they deserved against Athletic but also believes that they should have held on for a draw. The Latics clinched the game winner five minutes into injury time to send the Tranmere supporters away downhearted.

Moore told the official Rovers website, "When you have nights like we have, and you get out of jail so many times, to say we were naïve is an understatement. It's the last kick of the game and you should come off and say 'we've been lucky there', take the point and go on to the next game. Danny has kept us in the game. He's made God knows how many saves and you start to think it's going to be our day, but it wasn't. We underperformed again. You have to deal with a long ball from the halfway line with 30 seconds to go. Three of our lads went for the same ball. Give a shout, someone head it and the game is over and we get a point."

"The ball was never out of the sky, everything was long and we played into their hands. No-one can come off and say Oldham didn't deserve what they got. But we've got to get on with it now, and we've got a massive game now at Chesterfield. There's no need to get negative thoughts about it, there's loads of games to go. We have to improve our home form, we're not daft. Ian Goodison's was a great chance, he headed it straight at the keeper. Antony Kay was hit by a sniper, I don't know what happened. It looked like he only had to tap it in and if he does it's a different game."