Moore unhappy with referee decisions as Rovers suffer first league defeat of season (From Wirral Globe)
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Moore unhappy with referee decisions as Rovers suffer first league defeat of season
TRANMERE Rovers' manager Ronnie Moore was dismayed by some of the refereeing decisions that led to his side's first league defeat of the season at Bournemouth.
Moore’s squad led 1-0 at half-time at the Goldsands Stadium through new loan signing Jake Jervis' goal on his debut appearance.
However, the home side hit back after the break scoring three times, two from free kicks, beating Rovers by a 3-1 margin.
It was Ronnie’s first league defeat since April.Moore’s squad led 1-0 at half-time at the Goldsands Stadium through new loan signing Jake Jervis' goal on his debut appearance.
The disappointed boss said: “I think a lot of the problems were caused by the referee. He wasn’t that good, that’s for sure.
"I don’t think there was much wrong with our performance. We worked brilliantly in the second-half and I thought were in total control in the first getting the goal, which was great for our new lad Jake.
"When you consider everything was rushed on Friday - as we had to pick him up at services on the way down to Bournemouth - it shows he has a lot of guts and wanted to play."
With 30 points in the bag after 13 games, Tranmere remain at the top of League One despite the loss on Saturday.
Their reign will continue on Tuesday evening regardless of the result against Doncaster Rovers, as nearest league rivals Stevenage are currently four points adrift from Rovers’ total.
Until Saturday, Moore's squad were undefeated so far this season in league games and were aiming for their fourth away victory in succession: "We have to start again, it's as simple as that. We’ve got two games to go get back in the winning run," said Ronnie.
"It's not a nice feeling when you lose, but let’s hope it’s another 13 games before we have that again.
"We're going to try to get back to that winning feeling, because there is no better one."
Rovers are at home again this Saturday facing visitors Preston North End. Kick-off will be at 3pm.