TRANMERE Rovers' battle for vital League One points continued with a 2-1 beating of Colchester United at Weston Homes Community Stadium.

After Owain Fon Williams had pulled off a fantastic save at 0-0, a goal from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and Ryan Lowe's 20th took Rovers to 19th place on the league table.

In a post-match interview following Saturday's match, assistant manager John McMahon said he was delighted with his squad's attitude on the day.

"Like I've said to the lads, we've just climed a mountain, we've got six more to climb. These lads will dig in and they'll keep climbing them for us.

"We're not a massive group, but we've got a massive big heart. We've got togetherness, desire and commitment. I think you can see that right through the group and I include the supporters in that.

"It was a great save [from Fon Williams]. It kept us in it and gave us a platform to build on. We were creating chances at the other end.

"We always looked as if we would score goals but on the other hand we looked like we would concede at any time as well.

"I thought Jean-Louis was fantastic for us. He showed great character, he's got a smile on his face and it showed in his game.

"Ryan gets in great positions and that's what he's scored so many goals for us. I'm pleased for him.

"Jason [Koumas] had injections before the game but there wasn't enough injected into his toe so he played the first half with pain. He had more injections at half time and had to come off because it's still not right.

"It was probably Jason's man for their goal but sometimes you have to excuse him for trying to go through the pain barrier.

"We needed to make more of our opportunities but you get a bit nervous because you've not had many wins."

Tranmere's League One campaign continues on Saturday, taking on 22nd on the table Shrewsbury at Prenton Park, 3pm.