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Lowe picks up the point for Tranmere Rovers in New Year's Day draw
9:24am Thursday 2nd January 2014 in News
TRANMERE Rovers started 2014 a point better off after drawing 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Prenton Park on New Year's Day.
Ryan Lowe put Ronnie Moore's squad 1-0 up but the visitors claimed a point with a second half strike from Dave Edwards.
Rovers had been reduced to 10 men after captain James Wallace also sent off.
Though Wolves had the majority of possession in a game that saw both teams end with ten men, there were chances for either team to clinch all three points.
In a post-match interview, Moore said: "It's a point that puts us in the right direction and a great start to the New Year.
"We'd started nice and bright and the three lads in midfield were looking fitter.
"When we got the goal there was no way they were coming back into it.
"Was it a sending off [for James Wallace]...feet high, he smashes into the ball. They'll probably say it was and the lad ended up coming off.
"He knows he shouldn't have made the tackle but he thought he could win it.
"When we were back down to ten men it was an awful lot tougher as we saw in the second half when we were hanging a little bit.
"I'm pleased with the effort and commitment they've put in and the crowd appreciated it. Now we've got to go in the right direction, it's a point on the board against Wolves and we've got to be the same against Walsall.
"Arthurworrey came in last night and hadn't met anyone. He just needs games but he's big and strong.
"He thought he dislocated his shoulder [in the second half], he thinks it has come out and gone back in. We were pleased he didn't have to come off.
"He can be pleased when you can consider he jumped on a train last night and stayed at the Village Hotel, came in here and met the lads before the game and we haven't worked on the back four [with him in].
"Pennington had an excellent debut, he was cultured and got round on the cover."
Moore revealed that Jason Koumas was substituted as a precaution because of a tight calf.
Rovers League One campaign continues a week on Saturday, January 11, when they face Walsall at Prenton Park, 3pm.