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Missed chances end in defeat for Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park
MISSED chances saw Tranmere Rovers lose their second League One game in a row last night.
Ronnie Moore felt his side missed the cutting edge following their 2-1 home defeat against Doncaster Rovers at Prenton Park.
Moore's side had by far the majority of the game's chances but conceded early in the second half.
Jake Cassidy scored his ninth goal of the season on 86 minutes, but former Rovers' striker Iain Hume won the game for the visitors two minutes into added time.
Tranmere's four-point gap at the start of play meant they still led League 1 at the final whistle.
They were beaten 3-1 by Bournemouth at Goldsands Stadium on Saturday. With 30 points in the bag after 13 games, Rovers remain top of League One.
Just one point separates them from second-placed Stevenage.
Reflecting on last night's result, Moore said in a statement on the club's website: "How did we lose it? I’m shocked. Having got back in the game you can't get done with a sucker punch. It’s a cruel old game.
"We missed that cutting edge in the final third. We huffed and puffed without putting the knife into them. It’s a big learning curve for them, that’s for sure.
"I don't think we could ask for much more than a goal. Our build up play, our attacks, our pace…was all good. But our crosses were all on the five's head.
"It's disappointing but it's not time to start getting too upset. We’ve given a lot more than we got.
"I've said to our lads that if we're going to lose to a team it's because they're better than us and they've done everything they should have done which wasn’t the case in my mind.
"If you don't score you don't win games, it's as simple as that.
"We couldn't finish the chances off. Once they’d gone one in front they camped out and tried to pinch it and they did."
Moore made one change to the team that started at Bournemouth with midfielder Andy Robinson returning from injury to take the place of injured Jake Jervis.
Defender Ian Goodison was named on the substitute for the first time in 2012-13.
Rovers are at home again this Saturday, facing Preston North End. Kick-off will be at 3pm.