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Top-of-the-league Rovers return victorious from Glanford Park
TRANMERE Rovers netted their seventh win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Scunthorpe last night.
Ronnie Moore's squad extended its three point gap at the top of League One to four as two goals from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro and one from James Wallace cancelled out Karl Hawley's opener for the Glanford Park hosts.
Rovers' below-par performance in the first half improved after the break and two goals were scored in quick succession to stun the Iron before Akpa Akpro added the third late on to seal all three points.
Ronnie Moore made just one change to the side that started against Brentford as Joe Thompson's place on the right side of midfield went to Abdulai Bell-Baggie with Jake Kirby named on the substitutes' bench.
Rovers went straight on the attack from the kick off but Jake Cassidy was unable to get control of the ball after Niall Canavan misdirected his header back to Scunthorpe keeper Sam Slocombe.
An injury to Andy Robinson on 21 minutes forced Tranmere to make the first change of the game with Adam McGurk joining the action.
Last night's result means Rovers stay at the top of the League One table with 24 points.
Ronnie Moore said: “We showed loads of spirit and it’s pleasing we managed to get ourselves back in it.
"I told them to show people why they’re top of the league and win their personal battles. I thought we were streets ahead of them in the second half.
“When we got the equaliser there was only one side going to win. We’ve steamrolled them for 45 minutes and some of the football was breath-taking, especially late on. We’ve got good players, we just need that belief.
“The goal [conceded] was a bad goal. If you’re a centre forward and you’re not marked for a cross there’s something wrong. So we sorted it out at half time.
“I thought Wallace was magnificent, he had a fantastic second half. He led the lads by example.
“We’ve got three players on seven goals which shows we’re doing something right.”
Rovers' League One campaign continues on Saturday, against fourth placed Notts County at Meadow Lane, 3pm kick-off.
Looking ahead to the game, Moore added: “It will be a tough old game down there.
“They’re a good side, they move it well and it’s a big pitch. But if we play anything like we played in the second half I don’t think there’s anybody in this league who can live with us.”